Insurers roll out outbound travel plans with Covid-19 cover

NTUC Income, AXA Insurance and Sompo Insurance Singapore are among insurance companies which are offering Covid-19-related coverage in their travel policies. However, some scenarios are excluded from coverage, for example, trips to countries the Worl
NTUC Income, AXA Insurance and Sompo Insurance Singapore are among insurance companies which are offering Covid-19-related coverage in their travel policies. However, some scenarios are excluded from coverage, for example, trips to countries the World Health Organisation deems high risk.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

Insurers have been rethinking their policies in the light of the pandemic, with more firms gearing up for a post-Covid-19 world.

Most insurers stopped offering insurance benefits last year for trip cancellations or delays due to the pandemic unless the policy had been bought before a certain date - as early as mid-January for some companies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 17, 2021, with the headline 'Insurers roll out outbound travel plans with Covid-19 cover'. Subscribe