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TuGo launches new COVID-19 insurance for Canadian travellers

RICHMOND, B.C. — TuGo is the latest travel insurance provider in Canada to announce COVID-19 insurance for Canadians planning to fly abroad during the pandemic.

Its newest insurance product covers COVID-19 emergency medical care and quarantine expenses up to $500,000, if the traveller tests positive for and is diagnosed with COVID-19 while on their trip. It also offers a Trip Interruption benefit if the Government of Canada’s current Level 3 ‘avoid non-essential travel’ advisory changes to a Level 4 ‘avoid all travel’ during the trip and the travellers chooses to come home early.

“While we recommend following the Government of Canada’s Level 3 travel advisory, TuGo also recognizes that family, business or other reasons may require some Canadians to travel abroad during the pandemic,” said Brad Dance, TuGo’s Chief Customer Officer and the Travel Health Insurance Association’s Past President. “For those planning to travel, they should take time to research the various COVID-19 insurance options that have come to market in recent weeks, to ensure they best fit their needs.”

Over the past few weeks, several insurance providers have launched similar COVID-related coverage plans including Manulife, Blue Cross, Allianz Global Assistance and more. Top suppliers ranging from airlines to hotels and tour operators are also providing their own insurance plans, including Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing, Transat, ACV, Hola Sun, Palladium Hotel Group and Sandals & Beaches Resorts.

TuGo Travel Insurance is available for Canadians, visitors to Canada and international students through its national network of insurance partners. For more details go to https://tugo.com/.