Air Canada to offer complimentary Covid-19 insurance coverage to international travellers

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Air Canada says it is including complimentary Covid-19 emergency medical and quarantine insurance for all Canadian residents booking round-trip international flights.

In partnership with insurance company Manulife, the national carrier is offering coverage for international round-trip bookings made in Canada between September 17 and October 31, 2020, inclusive, for travel completed by April 12, 2021.

“At Air Canada, we know people have personal, family and business reasons to travel. To give them greater confidence as they do so, we have engaged Manulife to offer all Canadian residents complimentary Covid-19 emergency medical and quarantine insurance when they book round-trip flights for travel outside of Canada,” said Lucie Guillemette, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Air Canada.

If customers test positive for Covid-19 while abroad, the airline says the The Manulife Covid-19 Emergency Medical Certificate of Insurance, also known as “the Plan”, will provide eligible customers coverage that includes the following according to the airline:

· Up to CDN $200,000 per insured for Covid-19 treatment medical expenses.
· Up to CDN $150 per person per day for quarantine costs (meals + accommodation); Up to CDN $300 per family per day up to a maximum of 14 days.
· Up to CDN $500 for expenses related to return home if the advisory from the Canadian government goes from Level 3 to Level 4 while at destination.

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