How travel insurance will work in the post-Covid world

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Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 3:20PM
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How travel insurance will work in the post-Covid world

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 3:20PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced yesterday the Government has agreed in principle to a travel bubble with Australia next year, subject to decisions by Australian ministers.

As we gear up to travel again, many people are wondering how travel insurance will work in the post-Covid world.

Emirates was the first airline to offer complimentary global Covid-19 cover for travellers back in July, - the cover is the first of its kind in the airline and travel industry.

Emirates New Zealand Regional Manager Chris Lethbridge told Kerre McIvor they were the first to offer travel insurance post-Covid , and they are pleased with the result.

"The response was very good. There were displaced families trying to get to events, so had no choice but to travel, so when we introduced the cover it was good to give assurance to people when they step on a plane."

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