Insurance company: Quarantine stays covered by insurance

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Up to 14 days of quarantine in areas that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not advise against traveling to are now covered by travel insurance, Europeiske Reiseforsikring reports.

“We have made a new assessment. Being put in quarantine is an unforeseen and acute event,” says communications adviser Andreas Bibow Handeland of If Insurance to NTB.

Travel insurance now covers up to 14 days of quarantine stay, but this does not apply in areas that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against traveling to. As of Wednesday afternoon, this only applies to areas in China.

Also with regard to cancellations, the insurance company relies on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel advice, but they approve cancellations to the whole of China, not just individual areas.

“We are closely monitoring the situation, but do not approve cancellations to other affected countries. This is as of now. We make continuous reviews,” says Bibow Handeland.

He says the insurance company receives around 100 inquiries a day with questions related to the virus outbreak.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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