This addition for holidaymakers follows Staysure's incorporation of emergency medical treatment and repatriation for coronavirus contracted while travelling, which came into effect on 2 June.
The product change will be automatically included in all new policies. It will also be added to annual multi-trip policies bought from 16 March, with cover becoming active from 20 July onwards.
Customers will now be covered if: they fall ill with Covid-19 abroad and need medical treatment or repatriation back to the UK; they fall ill with Covid-19 abroad and need to extend their stay as a result; they, or a household member, fall ill with Covid-19 at home and have to cancel travel plans due to self-isolation; they are denied boarding on their pre-booked outbound travel due to contracting Covid-19; they need to curtail their trip as a close relative has passed away from Covid-19.
However, as before, the travel insurance is only valid when travelling to destinations deemed safe by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. With over 60 travel corridors currently in effect, UK customers can now book holidays with the confidence they’ll be covered.
Ryan Howsam, Group CEO and Founder of Staysure, said: “As the UK’s most trusted travel insurer, we are committed to giving our customers the most complete cover on the market, and as such, we’ve worked hard with our underwriters to bring in this extra protection. We know that our customers, like many Brits, are desperate to travel again. And with Staysure, once again, leading the way for the industry, they can do so with complete confidence. Travelling with one of our policies means a coronavirus scare won’t leave them out of pocket.”