Most travel insurance policies that were issued after the start of the pandemic excluded any claims connected with coronavirus. Subsequently some companies began to offer policies that provided some COVID related cover but none have provided the full range of travel cover that you would want. For UK citizens most exclude cover if you are traveling to a destination that is subject to a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel warning. A few insurance companies are offering a FCDO travel warning extension clause. This clause generally provides cover for Non-COVID related claims but excludes any claims that are connected with the reason that the travel warning had been put in place, for example, COVID.
So the extension clause is not really of much help if you want to book a holiday to a destination that is subject to a FCDO travel warning. The FCDO extension is of some value for lost luggage, theft, and non-COVID medical expenses but does not cover you for cancellations due to COVID.
This is why Croatian Villa Holidays is stepping in to provide the protection that travel insurance does not offer. For most of our villas our cancellation terms will protect you against loss in you have to cancel for COVID related reasons even if when you book your villa Croatia is the subject of an FCDO travel warning.
Some travel insurance policies provide cancellation cover if you have to cancel your holiday because you are taken ill with COVID or have tested positive in the 14 days before your departure. This is cover worth taking.
A travel insurance policy with an FCDO extension and which provides cover for cancellation if you test positive for COVID before traveling combined with the special cancellation terms we can offer will provide you with a level of protection that will give you the confidence to plan and book a summer holiday well in advance while your favourite villas still have availability and flights are cheap.
Call us on +44 (0)1494 671359 or email us for the special COVID cancellation terms for the villa or villas that interest you.