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Insurance company Tryg warns Norwegians: “The pandemic is getting worse – don’t book trips abroad at the moment”

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With increasing corona infection in Europe, the insurance company Tryg is asking people to wait when it comes to booking trips abroad. They say that the trip may be canceled due to corona measures.

“The corona pandemic in Europe is getting worse by the day. Stay at home until the infection numbers go down,” communications manager Ole Irgens in Tryg stated.

“Those who take the risk of traveling out of Norway now, may risk the trip being canceled or severely restricted due to corona measures at the destination. We recommend that you do not plan trips abroad at the moment – wait until the pandemic weakens,” he said.

The head of communications emphasizes that travel insurance does not cover costs in connection with national corona measures, such as the ones that, for example, Austria introduced on Monday this week.

“Only travel advice issued by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides a basis for cancellation coverage of the travel insurance,” Irgens said.

Gjensidige: Make an informed decision

The insurance company Gjensidige encourages people to familiarize themselves with the situation in their target destination. 

“As an insurance company, we follow the authorities’ advice when we advise our customers on how they should act in this situation. We will not advise Norwegians against traveling as long as the authorities have not made such a decision,” communications director Øystein Thoresen in Gjensidige said.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not advise against traveling, but making an informed decision before boarding the plane is always smart,” Thoresen said.

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