Covid insurance benefits

The worldwide pandemic played havoc with the travel industry. Whenever changes shake up the industry, we adapt our policies to ensure you’re covered. Travel insurance through WAS now includes a variety of plans that now include insurance for Covid-19 to give you peace of mind for your next getaway.


Covid insurance advantages

Trips abroad are all about making memories and enjoying rewarding experiences. However, as we experienced in 2020, sometimes the unexpected occurs – in this case, a worldwide pandemic led to travel upheaval. WAS responded with insurance plans with Covid-19 coverage for international travel - a type of insurance that provides coverage for costs and expenses related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Covid insurance advantages

At WAS, we offer various tailored insurance plans to suit each traveller’s needs. This can include coverage for:

  • trip cancellations or interruptions due to Covid-19,
  • emergency medical expenses related to the virus,
  • and other expenses such as the cost of quarantining or changing travel plans.

Over the past two years, millions of travellers have seen their plans change through no fault of their own as the pandemic caused border closures and lockdowns.

Our range of policies may help give you an extra sense of security with protection should the virus affect your trip in any way.

Why might I need insurance that covers Covid?

Even though the worst of the pandemic seems to be behind us, many countries around the world are still battling mini outbreaks.

From our experience, things can move quickly as governments move at a moment’s notice to change travel restrictions or quarantine arrangements. If the worst scenario occurs, hospitalisation costs can run high in many countries around the world.

Consider including the benefits of covid insurance in your WAS policy to protect against the external factors you can’t control.

*Note that not all benefits apply and will depend on whether you have selected them (and are reflected on your Certificate of Insurance). Terms, conditions, exclusions, limits and sub-limits apply. Please read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Target Market Determination (TMD) for further details.

What’s covered through the WAS Covid-19 benefit?

COVID-19 travel insurance policies can vary depending on the provider, so it's important to carefully read the policy and understand what is covered and what is not.

AT WAS, we provide cover in case you or a travelling companion contracts the virus and needs hospital care, or if a lockdown means you need to alter travel plans at short notice. Without an insurance plan that includes a Covid benefit, you may be left high and dry paying for hospitalisation costs or rebooking fees through no fault of your own.

Some policies may have exclusions or limitations on coverage for COVID-19 related expenses, such as a requirement to have purchased the policy before a certain date or a limit on the amount of coverage provided. It's always a good idea to review the policy carefully and make sure it meets your needs before purchasing.

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