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Important Changes To Your Travel Cover

If you have a UIA home insurance policy with travel insurance included (a Signature policy) or have opted to add travel insurance cover to your home insurance policy, AND renewed or took a policy out after 17th March 2020, please find below the latest update regarding your travel cover.

Additional COVID-19 Cover

With recent amendments to Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advice, we have removed the general exclusion relating to COVID-19 in your policy document, which means we are now able to provide you with enhanced cover and extra protection for claims relating to COVID-19, under:

  • Section A (Cancelling and cutting short your holiday) because you, or member of their family or travelling party becomes ill with Coronavirus or must quarantine as a result of medically diagnosed Coronavirus.
  • Section B (Medical and other expenses) for treatment needed abroad, including up to £2,000 for additional accommodation and travel expenses if trips need to be extended following treatment for Coronavirus.

Please read our updated policy wording and your new travel IPID.  We strongly advise that you read these in order to familiarise yourself with the cover, alongside your policy document.

These changes are made as of the 11th November and will only apply to trips that are booked and take place after this date.

Please Note: This policy does not cover any trip to an area where the FCDO are advising against ‘all’ or ‘all but essential travel’.

If you have purchased a separate or standalone Travel Insurance policy through us, you can find more information on our Travel Insurance page.

I’d like to thank you for your continued support and apologise if you have experienced any delays in processing your travel claims due to these extraordinary circumstances.

Jon Craven