Switched On Travel Insurance Launches Market Leading COVID-19 Protect Add On

Switched On Travel Insurance today announces the launch of its COVID-19 Protect optional add on, offering travellers heading to Europe with the ability to tailor their cover with enhanced protection against a wider range of COVID-19 related issues.

While Switched On’s standard travel insurance policies already offer protection for specific COVID-19 related issues under its medical expenses and cancellation sections, the COVID-19 Protect add on goes one step further by covering:

FCDO ‘Non Essential’ European Travel Advice

  • cover will continue to be valid if the policyholder decides to travel against FCDO advice as long as the advice is against all but essential travel solely as a result of COVID-19.

Enhanced cancellation protection in the event of:

  • UK Test & Trace Notification – if the policyholder is required to self-isolate at the request of the UK’s Test & Trace service prior to departure.
  • Vaccination – the policyholder suffers an adverse reaction in the two weeks before departure which means they are no longer fit to travel as advised by a medical practitioner.
  • Vaccination – the policyholder is unable to complete their vaccination course due to an unforeseen illness before their departure date which prevents them from travelling.

Mark Allsopp, Switched On’s Head of Travel, said: “With everyone having been through such a difficult time, the ability to get away from it all on holiday is something many will have been looking forward to.

“We’re delighted to be offering this new enhanced cover which extends the protection already offered by our standard policy in relation to COVID-19.  We hope that through offering this new additional cover we can help provide travellers to Europe with the reassurance needed that should the worst happen, whether it’s related to COVID-19 or not, our travel insurance will be there to fully support them prior to, and during their holidays, ensuring real peace of mind.”

Customers can purchase the COVID-19 Protect add on when purchasing a standard Single Trip or Annual Multi Trip European policy either online at switchedoninsurance.com/travel or by calling 0330 041 2880.  To add COVID-19 Protect cover to a Single Trip policy costs only £16, while for Annual cover the add on costs just £22.

More information can be found by visiting switchedoninsurance.com/travel/covid-19-protect