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WestJet Adds U.S. Coverage To COVID-19 Insurance

Passengers travelling to, through or from the United States are now eligible for WestJet’s enhanced $200,000 CAD COVID-19 travel insurance coverage for air-only and vacation reservations.

The enhanced coverage will retroactively include all bookings made as of Sept. 18, 2020 and will increase by CDN$100,000 to include up to a maximum of CDN$200,000 at no additional charge to eligible guests.

Any WestJet air-only reservation including WestJet Vacations bookings for travel to and from the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe (including U.K.) and inbound to Canada will be eligible for the coverage for up to 21 days for travel into and including Aug. 31, 2021 through new partner TuGo.

For one-way travel reservations, coverage is available for up to seven days.

Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet chief commercial officer, said: “Our research shows that a lack of COVID insurance is a considerable barrier to travel and our guests were seeking the inclusion of U.S. destinations to our travel insurance offering. Eligible guests travelling to and from the destinations we serve can now have an added layer of confidence knowing they are covered for up to $200,000 CAD against unforeseen medical costs related to COVID-19 when booking with WestJet.”

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