Coronavirus (COVID-19) Coverage

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Travelex Insurance provides valuable coverage should you or a family member contract coronavirus before or during your trip.

Travelex Insurance protection plans can provide coverage if you, a traveling companion, family member or business partner tests positive, or are diagnosed by a physician, for the coronavirus before or during your trip. This means you may be eligible for benefits such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical and medical evacuation.

Will I be covered for trip cancellation?

A Travelex travel insurance plan can provide coverage for trip cancellation if you or a traveling companion test positive for coronavirus and must physically quarantine as a result, as certified by a physician.

Additionally, if a non-traveling family member is diagnosed with the coronavirus and a physician determines that it is life-threatening or they require your care, you will be eligible for coverage.

Finally, if a business partner tests positive for the coronavirus and you must cancel your trip to assume daily management of the business, you are eligible for trip cancellation coverage. This must be certified by a physician to receive coverage.

What if I contract coronavirus while traveling?

If you or a traveling companion contract coronavirus while traveling, and it is diagnosed by a physician, you could be eligible for trip interruption, trip delay, emergency medical and medical evacuation coverage.

Trip interruption provides coverage for the unused portion of your prepaid non-refundable expenses as well as any additional transportation expenses you may incur to return home or re-join your trip.

Trip delay provides coverage for any additional expenses you may incur, such as hotel and meals, if a physician orders you to physically quarantine while on a trip.

Emergency medical and evacuation provides coverage for medical expenses incurred while treating the coronavirus and emergency evacuation if medically necessary.

If I am traveling to a country which requires a coronavirus test when I arrive, what happens if I test positive?

Since Travelex is treating coronavirus like any other illness, if you were to arrive at your destination and test positive for the virus, you could be eligible for coverage. If a physician required you to quarantine, you would be eligible for trip interruption, trip delay, emergency medical and emergency medical evacuation coverage.

What type of coverage would I have if I am quarantined while on my trip?

If you test positive for coronavirus while traveling, you will want to follow the doctor’s orders on where to quarantine. You may quarantine in either a hospital, hotel, or vacation rental (such as an Airbnb) while on your trip and still be eligible for up to the trip delay benefit limit to help cover additional hotel and meal expenses as well as emergency medical and emergency evacuation coverage.

What does travel insurance not cover regarding coronavirus?

Travel insurance does not provide trip cancellation or interruption coverage for fear of travel, if your travel supplier cancels your trip due to coronavirus concerns, if a government travel warning, restriction, or ban prevents you from reaching your destination, or if your business issues a travel restriction.

If you must cancel your trip for a non-covered reason, we encourage you to contact your travel suppliers to seek a refund. Travelex may allow you to apply the policy to another trip at a later date. Please contact Travelex Customer Solutions for further details on this option.

How do I get a “Medical Letter” to show proof of insurance?

Many countries are now requiring proof of adequate insurance with emergency medical and evacuation coverage in the event a traveler contracts coronavirus while traveling. Travelex can provide a Medical Letter for travel agents and policyholders which will include traveler and trip information, Travelex protection plan information, dates of coverage, and benefit amounts. If the departure is within the next 24 – 48 hours, please include “URGENT” in the subject line.

To request a Medical Letter, contact the Travelex Customer Solution Team at:

Please include the following information in the email:

  • Travelex Plan Confirmation Number
  • Name(s) of policy holder
  • Email address to send Medical Letter
  • Destination
  • Dates of Travel
  • Contact information in case there are questions

Please allow 3-5 business days from the date of the request to receive your letter. As the requirements for emergency medical and evacuation insurance may vary by country, you will need to verify that your Travelex plan provides sufficient levels of coverage for entry into your destination country.

If you have additional questions regarding a Travelex protection plan, please contact the Travelex Customer Solutions Center


Updated 1/6/2021
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