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WestJet Launches Complimentary COVID-19 Travel Insurance for all Eligible Air and Vacation Bookings

WestJet announced on Friday that they will now offer complimentary COVID-19 insurance for all eligible guests booking flights or vacations. Customers can now travel with confidence to Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe as medical treatment and quarantine will be covered.

WestJet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - Courtesy WestJet

On Friday (September 11, 2020), WestJet announced that customers booking air or vacation reservations will receive complimentary COVID-19 travel insurance. Customers can now travel with confidence on WestJet to Mexico, the Caribbean (excluding the US), and Europe (including the UK), as COVID-19 related medical and quarantine expenses are covered. In cooperation with the carrier’s new partner TuGo® WestJet customers booking air or vacation reservations from September 18, 2020 to or from the previously mentioned destinations will automatically receive coverage. Travelers will be covered for up to 21 days for travel until August 31, 2021. Customers purchasing one-way tickets will be covered for up to seven days. In Friday’s announcement, WestJet’s Chief Commercial officer, Arved von zur Muehlen, said,

“We know Canadians are seeking reassurance and our guests can now have confidence knowing they are protected against unforeseen medical costs related to the pandemic when choosing to book with WestJet. Safety measures have been implemented across our entire travel journey and providing our guests peace of mind during their travels is worth the investment we are making to ensure the safest travel experience for our guests.”

Also commenting on Friday’s announcement, TuGo’s CEO, Patrick Robinson, added,

“TuGo is excited to partner with WestJet to offer Canadians an opportunity to travel again. With our shared focus on the health, wellness and safety of travellers, it’s a natural fit for our two Canadian-owned and operated companies to come together to equip and support Canadians in this ‘next normal’.”

WestJet Launches Complimentary COVID-19 Travel Insurance for Eligible Air and Vacation Reservations

Prior to the Global COVID-19 pandemic, WestJet and subsidiary regional airlines, WestJet Encore and WestJet Link, offered scheduled service to over 110 destinations across North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. WestJet and WestJet Encore continue to connect all 39 of the carrier’s Canadian domestic airports with reduced capacity, ensuring essential cargo and passenger connectivity.

Source: WestJet


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