Canadian-owned and operated travel insurance provider TuGo has announced COVID-19 coverage for both vaccinated and unvaccinated Canadian travelers.
TuGo’s Emergency Medical Insurance includes coverage, up to the policy limit, for COVID-19 medical and related expenses if the traveler:
- Has been partially vaccinated with a Health Canada approved dose at least 14 days before their departure date
- If available to them, they’ve received or scheduled any subsequent vaccine doses before departing
- Isn’t yet eligible for a vaccine due to their age
This coverage is applicable while the government of Canada’s level 3 travel advisory is in place, and travelers must follow their provincial/territorial health authority’s vaccination protocols.
For Canadian travelers who are unvaccinated for any other reason than age, they can still get coverage by adding TuGo’s new COVID-19 Insurance – Unvaccinated plan to their Emergency Medical plan. The Unvaccinated plan includes COVID-19 emergency medical and related quarantine expenses during Canada’s level 3 travel advisory, with coverage up to $1 million, if the unvaccinated traveler tests positive for and is diagnosed with COVID-19 while on their trip. It also includes a Trip Interruption benefit if the Government of Canada’s travel advisory changes to a Level 4 (avoid all travel) during their trip and they choose to come home early.