Sunwing Adds Complimentary COVID-19 Insurance

Sunwing has partnered with Manulife to offer COVID-19 Coverage to Canadians at no additional cost when booking their long-awaited vacation.

Designed to cover emergency medical and quarantine costs associated with COVID-19, this coverage is included in all Sunwing vacation packages (excluding cruises) and air only bookings with Sunwing Airlines (for a duration of 21 days or less) made between now and Oct. 31, 2020 for departures from Oct. 16, 2020 up to and including May 31, 2021.

The COVID-19 Emergency Medical Certificate of Insurance includes, but is not limited to, medical consultations, specialty care, hospital admittance, surgery, cost of air ambulance if medically necessary and intensive care. This coverage is supported by medical assistance at all Sunwing resorts.

Andrew Dawson, president of Tour Operations for Sunwing, said that: “Canadians are patiently weathering the COVID-19 pandemic, staying inside, maintaining social distancing and making changes to their lives.”

Dawson continued: “As travel begins to restart, Sunwing wants to ensure Canadians can travel responsibly. Our new complimentary COVID-19 Coverage will help our customers get back to the tropics. This is an added layer to our existing Safe with Sunwing commitment, which includes new health and safety measures to give customers peace of mind throughout their entire vacation journey.”

With the COVID-19 Emergency Medical Certificate of Insurance, Sunwing customers will be eligible for a total of $200,000 in medical insurance covering expenses related to a positive COVID-19 test result.

Quarantine costs, including meals and accommodations, will also be covered with up to $150 per day for an individual and up to $300 per day for a family, for a maximum of up to 14 days and a total of $4,200 in quarantine costs.

The coverage also includes $500 in interruption insurance coverage should the Government of Canada’s travel advisory for international destinations move from Level 3 to Level 4. Terms, conditions and exclusions of the coverage can be found in the full policy.

Alex Lucas, Head of Insurance, Manulife, said that: “Our top priority remains the health and safety of our customers, employees, partners and communities. That’s why offering specialized travel insurance for Canadians is important.”

Lucas pointed out that: “Offering coverage for COVID-related expenses and trip interruption insurance means we can help Canadians protect what matters most when they plan their travel with Sunwing.”

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