Jet2holidays and Jet2 have launched a new travel insurance policy which includes cover for holidaymakers if the Foreign Office changes travel advice to their destination.
The travel giants already offer policies specific to Covid-19, but this new addition will mean Brits are covered if new restrictions are put in place.
During the pandemic, the FCDO has been changing travel restrictions, in some cases advising against ‘all but essential travel’ to a destination with less than 48 hours’ notice.
When this advice changes, it essentially means that holidays to that destination are cancelled, not to mention it invalidates most travel insurance policies. (You can find out more in our wider guide here ).
Jet2’s new FCDO cover means that you’ll be protected both before you travel, or if you are in the destination and the FCDO advises against ‘all but essential’ travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This means that the cover will still apply and include up to £10m medical, £5,000 cancellation and £2,000 baggage cover.
The new cover will automatically be included in all new Single Trip Travel Insurance policies to Europe bought on or after the 17th September 2020.
It will also be added free of charge to any existing single trip policies to Europe, bought between the 9th April and 16th September 2020.
If you have a policy with the company that doesn’t fall in those dates and you want the FCDO cover, you’ll need to buy a new policy.
If a holiday is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the travel firm is currently offering options such as rebooking free of charge, a Refund Credit Note or a full cash refund.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “Despite changing travel advice, there is strong customer demand to get away and enjoy some much-needed sunshine.
“That said, we know customers want extra reassurance during these times, which is why we are upgrading our 5* travel insurance product to provide cover for travel to destinations where the FCDO advises against all but essential travel for reasons related to Covid-19.
“This is the latest example of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays putting our customers first, and this will remain at the absolute core of our strategy.
“Thanks to this enhanced insurance product, customers can get both Covid-19 and FCDO cover in one place, giving them added reassurance and more flexibility when it comes to booking and travelling. In just a few simple clicks, customers can purchase this great product and insure their place in the sun!”