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Will insurance companies cover the cost of PCR tests?

The travel industry is still reeling from the news that all travellers must now show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test prior to boarding their flight to Canada, a new requirement announced by the federal government in the last days of December, with only a week’s notice.
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The most-asked travel insurance questions amid COVID-19 – and the answers

While Canadians looking to travel this winter have a few hurdles to clear - namely the 14-day quarantine upon return to Canada, and potentially pre-departure testing, depending on the destination - they are able to purchase COVID-19 travel insurance coverage.
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Hard Rock Hotels now offering insurance for wedding and social groups

AIC Hotel Group is the latest company to offer COVID-19-related travel insurance as a way to reassure travellers throughout the pandemic.
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Agents react to COVID-19 insurance offerings – and help get the word out

In recent weeks major players including Air Canada, Sunwing, WestJet, ACV and Manulife have introduced travel insurance coverage for COVID-19. And just today, Transat announced new coverage as well.
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Transat launches COVID-19 insurance coverage through Manulife

Transat is the latest airline and tour operator to announce new COVID-19 insurance coverage, offered through Manulife.
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Air Canada, Sunwing add COVID insurance as coalition urges CEWS extension for industry

The travel industry is rallying as never before, with two major players - Air Canada and Sunwing - adding their names to a growing list of suppliers offering COVID-19 insurance coverage.
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WTTC unveils new Insurance Guidelines for the Travel & Tourism sector

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is highlighting the importance of insurance during this uncertain time by unveiling its own insurance guidelines designed to drive the return of safe and responsible travel.
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Insurance follow up: The latest from Allianz, Manulife and the CLHIA

Now that Blue Cross Ontario and Blue Cross Quebec, along with B2C insurer Medipac, have introduced COVID-19 coverage into select policies, travel advisors are watching to see if others others will follow suit.
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We talk to Blue Cross and B2C insurer Medipac about their new COVID-19 coverage

Blue Cross says that as of July 22 it has reopened out-of-country travel insurance sales for Ontario Blue Cross and Quebec Blue Cross, and its emergency medical care benefit will include coverage for COVID-19 providing the insured person does not show signs or symptoms of COVID-19 prior to departure.
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What you need to know about Manulife’s policies during COVID-19

To put the COVID-19 crisis in perspective with regard to how it’s impacted travellers, Manulife, which on average sees less than 20,000 claims in any given year, has opened over 32,000 claims in just the past few weeks alone.
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