TORONTO — Canadian owned and operated travel insurance provider TuGo has announced COVID-19 coverage for both vaccinated and unvaccinated Canadian travellers.
Having come into effect June 22, 2021, TuGo’s Emergency Medical Insurance includes coverage, up to the policy limit, for COVID-19 medical and related expenses if the traveller:
- Has been partially vaccinated with a Health Canada approved dose at least 14 days before their departure date
- If available to them, they’ve received or scheduled any subsequent vaccine doses before departing
- Isn’t yet eligible for a vaccine due to their age
This coverage is applicable while the government of Canada’s level 3 travel advisory is in place, and travellers must follow their provincial/territorial health authority’s vaccination protocols.
For Canadian travellers who are unvaccinated for any other reason than age, they can still get coverage by adding TuGo’s new COVID-19 Insurance – Unvaccinated plan to their Emergency Medical plan. The Unvaccinated plan includes COVID-19 emergency medical and related quarantine expenses during Canada’s level 3 travel advisory, with coverage up to $1 million, if the unvaccinated traveller tests positive for and is diagnosed with COVID-19 while on their trip. It also includes a Trip Interruption benefit if the Government of Canada’s travel advisory changes to a Level 4 (avoid all travel) during their trip and they choose to come home early.
“Supporting the health, wellness and safety of all of our customers is paramount, whether they’re vaccinated or not,” said Brad Dance, TuGo’s Chief Customer Officer and the Travel Health Insurance Association’s Past President. “It’s never been more important to take the needs of our customers into consideration as we move out of a pandemic and into a busy travel year ahead. Having COVID-19 coverage is obviously a top concern so we’ve taken the steps to ensure that’s available for all those who are ready to travel.”
To further support Canadian travellers, TuGo is also offering Canadians 15 months of travel coverage for the price of 12 on annual travel insurance plans.
TuGo was among several insurance providers last year that announced COVID-19 insurance for Canadians.
For more information go to https://www.tugo.com/en/travel-insurance/COVID-19/.