International travel insurance provider Voyager Insurance will now offer high-risk insurance cover to travellers planning trips to Sri Lanka, as well as other areas where the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against ‘all travel’ or ‘all but essential travel’.
Following the devastating terrorist attacks that recently took place in Sri Lanka, the FCO has advised against ‘all but essential travel’ to the country, and as such many travel insurance providers will no longer cover anyone travelling to the region. In light of this development, Voyager Insurance Services has rolled out its ‘High Risk Voyager Travel Insurance’ product, which covers people travelling to Sri Lanka and other high-risk travel areas, regardless of the reason they’re travelling.
Managing Director of Voyager Insurance Carl Carter touched upon the ‘sad reality’ of increasing occurrences of terrorism worldwide and affirmed that Voyager’s offering aimed to ‘meet the demands of travellers’ going to high risk areas. “Whether you are travelling for leisure, visiting family, volunteering or travelling for business to an area where the FCO has advised against ‘all travel’ or ‘all but essential travel’, you can protect both yourself and your wallet by applying for High Risk Voyager Travel Insurance, which includes emergency evacuation, if necessary.”