Generali Global Assistance (GGA) and its affiliated companies is to support the upcoming smart vaccination and digital health pass initiatives by adding custom options to its travel insurance products – travellers can update specific coverage limits in accordance with a destination country’s requirements prior to departure, providing that they are using one of the two health passes that GGA is endorsing.
In addition, GGA will also continue covering epidemic-related illnesses as a covered reason to cancel or interrupt a trip, along with reimbursements for emergency medical care, emergency medical transportation, change fees, and loyalty points redeposit fees.
“As a travel insurance provider, we want to play a leading role in creating a seamless travel experience for our customers,” said Chris Carnicelli, CEO of Generali Global Assistance in the US. “As a result, we chose to endorse some of the leading smart vaccination and digital health pass initiatives while tailoring our offerings to accommodate the growing number of new entry requirements around the globe. We look forward to adding value to these cross-sector initiatives by leveraging our extensive experience mitigating risks for individuals and institutions to help facilitate the return of international travel and reinvigorate the global economy.”
Helping travellers travel responsibly
GGA has also announced that it will be endorsing some of the new health pass initiatives: the Good Health Pass – an open, inclusive, and cross-sector initiative, bringing together leading companies and organisations from the technology, health, and travel sectors – and the World Health Organization’s Smart Vaccination Certificate Working Group, a consortium focused on establishing standards for a common architecture for a digital smart vaccination certificate to support the anticipated vaccine(s) against Covid-19 and other immunisations.
“As a company focused on caring for our customers during their most difficult moments with products that directly impact their travel experience, we felt it was our duty to play a proactive role in promoting a smooth return to travel through these initiatives,” Carnicelli concluded.