Norwegian travel insurance companies see a surge in coronavirus related cases

Photo: Residential area in Alicante with apartments and swimming pool where many foreigners live. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB

The travel insurance company, If, experienced a record number of cancellation and illness cases in Europe.

Three times as many cancellations than in summer

Figures released by the Norwegian travel insurance company, If, have shown how increasing infection rates and stricter quarantine rules have plagued many Norwegians wanting to holiday in Europe during the last two months of 2021.

A record number of Norwegians were prevented from holidaying in Europe during this period.

Andreas Handeland, communications director of If European Travel Insurance, said, in a press release, that “in December, we received three times as many cancellation cases as in the busiest summer months, and very many of these are related to the pandemic.”

Huge surge in cancellation cases in November and December 2021

The figures also show how the number of cancellation cases increased dramatically towards the end of 2021. The number of cancellation cases doubled from October to November and then increased by more than 60% from November to December last year. Handeland said the clear peak of the cancellation cases was December 2021.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayTravel

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