As of March 17 2020, the World Health Organisation reported 168 019 confirmed cases of Covid-19 globally. In South Africa, there are 51 confirmed cases to date. With the current outbreak, major events across the world are being cancelled or postponed, flights are being cancelled and cities are being placed on lockdown.
So, what does this mean if you have upcoming travel planned? Unfortunately, in the midst of the spread of the virus, there is a chance that you might not be able to go ahead with your travel as planned. The first step is to pay attention to the advice and information provided by relevant health organisations. Be sure to monitor their updates on the area you intend on traveling to, so you are up to date with the most recent news on the scenario.
The second step is to make sure you are covered for your trip should something happen while you are abroad. If you have upcoming travel planned that you are still going ahead with, let’s take a look at what kind of cover you might need.
Over and above your comprehensive travel insurance that includes medical cover, check if your travel insurance policy covers you for some of these potential scenarios specific to Covid-19: