I think it is inevitable that travel insurance will face some sort of universal change due to COVID-19 and much will depend on how long it lasts and whether an effective vaccine is found. Some insurance companies, mine included, have already excluded coronavirus related claims for any new bookings made after the middle of March 2020. This isn't surprising. Nothing gets any cheaper these days and it seems that any excuse will do when it comes to insurers increasing their prices. Nothing new there then.Also , it is going to be compulsory requirement for the new ETIAS travel visa after we leave the EU.which might come in Jan 2021.
Done that and still can't find anything about insurance. Pleaswe post a workable link for me to follow.Hi Agree ETIAS will probably not come in until 2022/3. If you google ETIAS VISA requirements is does give minimum medical/travel insurance requirements. It also says applicant must not pose risk of epidemic!
Thanks for that. I thought my eyes were worse than I assumed them to be! Not sure why air travel should really be any different for the over 60's than it is now. I fully expect, as I mentioned earlier I think, that insurance may well become even more expensive than it is now knowing the way insurance companies hike their prices given any opportunity. However if us Brits are granted visa free travel to the EU we will only need to buy an ETIAS which shouldn't push up prices. I hope. Whether we will want to travel post Brexit is a different matter however. I am of an age where travel is becoming more of a chore each year.Hi Sorry my mistake I assumed it would be the same as the Schengen visa which has it as a requirement. Still think any form of travel air travel will be difficult for over 60s
for the foreseeable future.
Apologies for sounding a negative note here but what would this prove other than a passenger proves negative at that moment in time. Then what happens when a person tests positive at the airport. All hell would break loose and the airline and the airport would quite quickly descend into chaos when families were denied boarding. Would all airlines introduce the same measures? How many people in the confines of the airport be infected? Would an airline be able to test people overseas before boarding? The list of unanswerable questions go on and on. The logistics of it all are mind boggling.A post in one of the airport forums suggested Jet2 was looking into the possibility of testing people pre-flight. If this is possible it could be a way to get people moving again on a larger scale.
My parents and myself always spend end of January and February at our place near Alicante, this virus may well still be about,who knows at this stage, because my folks are getting on we are even considering driving down and back, we have done it before. I guess with the Algarve its abit more difficult as you would have to drive down and across spain into portugalBefore or during?......what’s the point of during if you have it before you fly, it’s too late, some people on the outbound flight may get infected and then infect people when they are at their holiday destination.
This virus spreads so easily and now we have the highest death rate in Europe and only the USA having a higher rate why would other counties want us....back to money and keeping the hotels and restaurants in business I’m afraid rather than saving lives. I have a place in The Algarve and wont be going this year, I booked a flight with Jet2 on the 17 June which I cancelled......after thinking about it why on earth would I sit on a plane full of strangers with recirculated air after I have gone out of my way on lockdown to keep me and my wife safe.....doesn’t make sence.