Coverage Includes Medical Expenses Plus Any Cancellation Or Interruption To Traveling Plans
Published: Aug. 27
In an effort to reassure travelers in an uncertain travel time, Portugal has launched a travel insurance program for international visitors.
The coverage includes medical, surgical, pharmaceutical and hospital expenses associated with Covid-19, as well as expenses due to cancellation, interruption, or extension of travel due to the pandemic.
“The goal is to ensure that all who visit Portugal can travel around the country, safely and confidently,” stated Visit Portugal, the country’s tourism board, in a press release.
With changing conditions during this global coronavirus pandemic, it is tough to make travel plans, as destinations are constantly changing their visitation rules based on their situations. A country having an insurance plan is one way to attract tourists by providing them with protection from changes, as well as their health if there is an outbreak during their visit.
Visit Portugal is supporting this initiative for international visitors which complements other recent programs including the Clean & Safe seal and the renewal of the Portugal Health Passport, which covers Covid-19 tests for visitors.
Travelers who are planning to go to Portugal can also register for the Health Passport at no cost, through the Portugal Health Passport website, which guarantees a Covid-19 test and access, at previously fixed prices, to high quality urgent health care or check-ups of five different typologies, in the network of hospitals and clinics of CUF, Hospital da Luz, HPA Saúde and Lusíadas, throughout the national territory.
Since the creation of the Clean&Safe seal in April, more than 19,000 companies have received the endorsement. The seal recognizes compliance with the recommendations of the Directorate-General for Health and the safe procedures for the operation of tourism activities.
Through initiatives such as these, Portugal has reinforced its position as a safe destination that guarantees all the essential sanitary conditions for the enjoyment of its unique travel experiences.
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