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Updated and accurate as of 21 Dec 2020

COVID-19 Coverage For Personal Travel

With the gradual easing of international travel restrictions, Singapore residents are now able to travel out for business trips or festive getaways. At the same time, travellers are expressing caution – what if they contract COVID-19 overseas? Will their travel insurance cover COVID-19? What if they need immediate medical treatment while overseas?

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Can I buy COVID-19 cover for personal overseas travel?

Yes, you can! There are the 3 insurance companies offering COVID-19 extensions under their travel insurance plans.

AXA

AXA SmartTraveller plan provides extended covid-19 coverage to travellers travelling to any countries (except sanctioned countries).

The extension provides coverage for Overseas Medical Expenses, Overseas Hospitalisation & Quarantine Allowance and Emergency Medical Evacuation or Repatriation.

In addition, should there be a need for the traveller to cancel, postpone or rearrange their trip due to COVID-19, such inconveniences will also be covered up to the extension limit.

AXA

AXA SmartTraveller plan provides extended covid-19 coverage to travellers travelling to any countries (except sanctioned countries).

The extension provides coverage for Overseas Medical Expenses, Overseas Hospitalisation & Quarantine Allowance and Emergency Medical Evacuation or Repatriation.

In addition, should there be a need for the traveller to cancel, postpone or rearrange their trip due to COVID-19, such inconveniences will also be covered up to the extension limit.

NTUC Income

NTUC Income Travel Insurance provides COVID-19 coverage for travellers travelling to all countries except for COVID-19 high-risk countries. The list of high-risk countries will be periodically updated by NTUC Income at the end of each month.

The extension covers overseas medical treatment for COVID-19 and also evacuation or repatriation expenses if required.

QBE

QBE Travel Prestige Plan has extended their coverage to travellers that are travelling under permitted travel arrangement, which is mainly for work purposes (Green Lane Arrangement).

Under the extension, it covers COVID-19 treatment only if the traveller is tested positive for COVID-19. It also covers follow-up treatments in Singapore within 14 days from return date, if the traveller has been treated for COVID-19 whilst overseas.

NTUC Income

NTUC Income Travel Insurance provides COVID-19 coverage for travellers travelling to all countries except for COVID-19 high-risk countries. The list of high-risk countries will be periodically updated by NTUC Income at the end of each month.

The extension covers overseas medical treatment for COVID-19 and also evacuation or repatriation expenses if required.

QBE

QBE Travel Prestige Plan has extended their coverage to travellers that are travelling under permitted travel arrangement, which is mainly for work purposes (Green Lane Arrangement).

Under the extension, it covers COVID-19 treatment only if the traveller is tested positive for COVID-19. It also covers follow-up treatments in Singapore within 14 days from return date, if the traveller has been treated for COVID-19 whilst overseas.

Here’s a summary of the COVID-19 Extensions from the 3 insurers:

As the travel bubble is slowly expanding, more insurers may start to extend COVID-19 coverage to travellers. We will continue to update the list once we receive further updates from our insurer partners.

Click here to read about COVID-19 coverage for Business Travel.

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