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Saga expands Covid cover for insurance customers

Treatment abroad for Covid-19 and repatriation to the UK are now included as standard as part of its travel insurance policies for all trips from 1 June

Saga has announced it is introducing Covid-19 coverage to its offering for travel, insurance, holiday and cruise customers.

Treatment abroad for the pandemic and repatriation to the UK are now included as standard as part of its travel insurance policies for all trips from 1 June 2021.

Cover is now included across all of Saga’s travel insurance offerings and products, and will ensure the care of customers who fall ill while travelling outside of the UK.

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Kevin McMullan, head of product at Saga Health and Travel Insurance, said: “Understandably, the current crisis has put travel plans on hold for many people. However, with the UK’s strict lockdown measures beginning to lift, more people may be planning both exciting and much needed trips away over the coming months.

“We recognise that this may be a daunting process, particularly for customers with underlying health concerns. We want to give people the confidence and reassurance that if they were to fall ill abroad, we’re there to help and get them back home safely.”

He added: “We’re continuing to review and innovate our products to ensure they work as well as they can for our customers. However, we know the impact of coronavirus is far-reaching.

“We’d encourage customers to contact us directly if they’d like to discuss their individual circumstances and how we can best support them through these uncertain times.”

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