Portugal launches Covid-oriented travel insurance for foreign tourists

Definitely showing thinking ‘outside the box’, Turismo de Portugal has just launched a travel insurance for foreign tourists visiting national territory “adapted to the new pandemic reality caused by Covid-19”.

The initiative – promoted by RNA Seguros de Assistência – is available at portugaltravelinsurance.com

Cover includes medical, surgical, pharmaceutical and hospital expenses “associated” with Covid-19, as well as expenses that may occur for cancellation, interruption or extension of trips.

At a point where newspapers seem to believe the long-awaited air-bridge with UK is about to open – finally allowing Brits the chance of holidays in Portugal without the need for 14-days quarantine on their return – this option may reinforce confidence.

Explain reports, the insurance is valid for mainland Portugal and the autonomous regions of Madeira and Azores.

Says Turismo de Portugal: “The objective is to guarantee that everyone who visits Portugal can travel around the country safely and with confidence”.

The insurance is designed to work hand-in-hand with the Portugal Health Passport “which now includes Covid-19 tests and is available to all who visit our country”, said the tourism authority in a statement.

Not once alluding to the continued ‘blanking’ by the British government of Portugal as a so-called safe destination, the Turismo statement says it is “through initiatives and projects like these that Portugal consolidates its position as a safe destination that guarantees all the essential sanitary conditions for the enjoyment of the unique tourist experiences that it offers”.

natasha.donn@algarveresident.com