COVID-19 and travel insurance
The advice below is applicable for staff and students travelling on behalf of the University.
Subject to the terms and conditions of the University’s travel insurance policy, if you become infected with COVID-19 whilst travelling (or if you are affected by close contact restrictions) you may be covered for:
- Medical expenses
- Evacuation to your country of residence
- Losses relating to flights, accommodation etc.
- Additional out of pocket expenses including quarantine costs.
If you are unable to commence your journey due to contracting COVID-19 or close contact restrictions, then loss of deposits may be covered.
The University’s travel insurer considers COVID-19 to be a ‘foreseen circumstance’ and as such will not typically cover other COVID-19 related claims. This includes losses incurred before travel commences (such as government-imposed border closures, or where you decide not to travel due to COVID-19 etc).