Travel insurance is a type of insurance coverage that insures you against any mishap while travelling. It covers medical bills, loss of baggage or property, cancelled and delayed flights, etc. Having these risks insured surely provides an extra degree of financial safety. Here are some frequently asked questions about travel insurance.

Does travel insurance cover Covid 19?

If you have a travel insurance policy for a future trip, COVID-19 coverage will most likely be determined by two factors.

  • If COVID-19 was “foreseeable” when the policy was established. This is determined by whether COVID-19 was widely acknowledged to be harmful at the time the policy was written. Many insurers have set a period after which COVID-19 will be considered “foreseeable.”
  • If the policy includes a pandemic exclusion if COVID-19 is designated a pandemic. You should also check your policy for any additional wording that applies to COVID-19.

Can travel insurance be extended?

Yes, you may renew your travel insurance if it exceeds the duration stated in your policy. Some policies are valid for up to a year and if there’s a need to extend it, you would have to renew the policy. This is best done before the existing policy expires so you’re not left unprotected at any point.

Can travel insurance be bought after booking?

Yes, you may get travel insurance after you’ve booked your journey. However, it is always better to obtain insurance as early as possible in the process. Certain advantages may be lost if you postpone.

How much does travel insurance cost?

The travel insurance cost is not entirely fixed. At Leadway, we find out what your needs are, where your trip is to and other specific details. These details are what is accessed and calculated to give the travel insurance cost.

What does travel insurance cover?

Medical crises, trip cancellation, trip interruption, delays, medical evacuation, and lost, damaged, or stolen luggage are all covered by most travel insurance policies. Travel insurance covers the three major concerns you have when travelling: you, your experiences, and your belongings.

When should I get travel insurance?

When it comes to buying travel insurance, the basic response is “as soon as possible.” Some plans let you purchase coverage up until the day before you depart. Just be sure you understand what is and isn’t covered.

Will travel insurance cover flight cancellation?

Yes, trip cancellation is covered by travel insurance. Trip cancellation insurance is a popular type of travel insurance. If the airline is to blame for the cancellation, you are legally entitled to compensation.

Will travel insurance cover missed flights?

You would be covered if you missed your flight due to an insured reason. If you don’t show up for your booked flight, you’ll be classified as a “no show,” which means the airline can cancel the rest of your itinerary, leaving you with few alternatives for refunds or the opportunity to rebook.

Will travel insurance cover pre-existing conditions?

Pre-existing medical conditions are exempted from your cover.

Will travel insurance pay for hotel quarantine?

While hospitalisation may be covered depending on the travel insurance plan you purchase, your quarantine expenditures including hotel fees would not be covered.