AXA Gulf shares list of best countries for travellers looking to avoid quarantine restrictions

UAE, Dubai: In response to a growing demand from travellers, AXA Gulf, one of the largest international insurers in the GCC has introduced a cover for COVID-19 to all its travel insurance policies.

The insurer has moved quickly to adapt its travel cover after research from IATA (International Air Transport Association) revealed that 44% of travellers would increase their likelihood to start flying again if COVID-19 insurance was made available.

As travel restrictions are relaxed, customers are looking to get away and an increasing number of destinations are opening up to them. AXA has identified the top ten countries where visitors are not required to quarantine, and the good news is there’s something for everyone:

  • Seychelles
  • Greece
  • Tanzania
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Italy
  • Croatia
  • Kenya
  • Indonesia
  • Austria

 

For anyone testing positive AXA’s travel policies now include the cost of COVID-19 emergency medical expenses and the insurer will also meet expenses associated with the rescheduling of a return flight caused as a result of the virus. 

Commenting on the announcement Franck Heimburger, Chief Personal Lines Officer at AXA Gulf, said; “COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on global travel and with many people in the region spending time in isolation over the last few months, it’s no surprise that they are eager to travel and seek a change of scenery. Vacations and travel are clearly a top priority post-lockdown purchase for many people and in line with our purpose to protect what matters, it made sense to provide the necessary peace of mind to those individuals and families looking to travel safely. 

As one of the largest global insurers, our team is available around the clock for any medical emergency assistance you may need worldwide.” 

AXA will reimburse its travel insurance policy holders for an amount of up to USD 5,000 for irrecoverable travel costs. Should customers find themselves having to be placed in quarantine whilst overseas, the insurer will pay up to USD 100 per day for a maximum of 15 days if they cannot isolate themselves safely in their booked accommodation.

Those interested in learning more about AXA Gulf’s travel insurance can call 800 292 or visit our website.

Restrictions are constantly changing, so AXA recommends that all travellers check the latest COVID-19 travel information before embarking on a trip https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php 

Source: https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/press-releases/story/AXA_Gulf_shares_list_of_best_countries_for_travellers_looking_to_avoid_quarantine_restrictions-ZAWYA20200827071713/

 

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