TuGo, one of Canada’s top travel insurance providers, is pleased to announce that COVID-19 is now covered for vaccinated and unvaccinated Canadians planning to travel abroad.
TuGo’s new Emergency Medical Insurance covers vaccinated travellers for COVID-19
Effective June 22, 2021, TuGo’s Emergency Medical Insurance includes coverage, up to the policy limit, for COVID-19 medical and related expenses if the traveller:
- Has been partially vaccinated with a Health Canada approved dose at least 14 days before their departure date.
- If available to them, they’ve received or scheduled any subsequent vaccine doses before departing.
- Isn’t yet eligible for a vaccine due to their age.
This coverage is applicable while the government of Canada’s level 3 travel advisory is in place, and travellers must follow their provincial/territorial health authority’s vaccination protocols.
New travel insurance plan offers COVID-19 coverage for unvaccinated travellers
For Canadian travellers who are unvaccinated for any other reason than age, they can still get coverage by adding TuGo’s new COVID-19 Insurance – Unvaccinated plan to their Emergency Medical plan.
The COVID-19 Insurance – Unvaccinated plan includes COVID-19 emergency medical and related quarantine expenses during the Government of Canada’s level 3 travel advisory, with coverage up to $1 million, if the unvaccinated traveller tests positive for and is diagnosed with COVID-19 while on their trip. It also includes a Trip Interruption benefit if the Government of Canada’s travel advisory changes to a Level 4 (avoid all travel) during their trip and they choose to come home early.
Supporting the needs of the traveller is paramount
“Supporting the health, wellness and safety of all of our customers is paramount, whether they’re vaccinated or not. It’s never been more important to take the needs of our customers into consideration, as we move out of a pandemic and into a busy travel year ahead”, states Brad Dance, TuGo’s Chief Customer Officer and the Travel Health Insurance Association’s Past President. “Having COVID-19 coverage is obviously a top concern, so we’ve taken the steps to ensure that’s available for all those who are ready to travel.”
Further supporting the needs of its customers as they prepare to travel again, TuGo is also offering Canadians 15 months of travel coverage for the price of 12 on annual travel insurance plans.
TuGo® Travel Insurance is available for Canadians, visitors to Canada and international students, through its national network of insurance partners. For more information, visittugo.com.
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Canadian-owned and operated for nearly 60 years, TuGo specializes in products & services that support travellers’ health, wellness and safety across Canada and around the globe. As one of Canada’s top travel insurance providers and a Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, TuGo offers 24/7 in-house emergency travel medical assistance, with support in 27 languages. TuGo recognizes the challenges and uncertainty Canadians are experiencing; that’s why we’re working to equip travellers with the services and support they need to travel again.