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Travel Insurance cover for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Introduction

With the partial re-opening of air-travel to other countries, UK citizens may once again be planning trips abroad and will need travel insurance. Many insurance companies withdrew products or specifically excluded  claims relating to coronavirus. However cover is available through our Consett Office (Call 01207 509446). Although not every scenario is insured, many unique circumstances caused by pandemics can be. The following is an example of the cover that is available for those wanting travel insurance and are concerned about the effects of coronavirus.

What is covered if coronavirus affects travel.

  •  Customer falls ill with COVID-19 abroad and needs medical treatement.
  • Customer falls ill with coronavirus at home and cannot travel.
  • Customer (either prospective traveller or household member) has to self-isolate at home and cannot travel
  • Customer denied boarding at the airport due to detected symptoms of coronavirus
  • No government restrictions are in place at time of purchasing insurance/ booking trip. You are made redundant, cannot cover the cost of your holiday and have to cancel travel.
  • Customer intends to stay with family abroad. Family member who they are to stay with has to sel-isolate due to pandemic illness. Customer wishes to cancel trip as they no longer have anywhere to stay.
  • No travel restrictions exist at time of purchasing insurance/ booking hoilday/ time of travel. During travel restrictions are imposed by the host country asking people to return to their native land due to a pandemic.

Examples of what is not covered.

  •  Cancellation of trips where you cannot travel or choose not to travel because the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (or an equivalent in this or another country) advises against travel due to a pandemic.
  • Where the reason for cancelling is not listed in the 'what is covered' section e.g. because an event that you were going to attend is cancelled, or you just change your desire to travel.

Obviously,. each travel insurance policy is different and, whilst the policy above provides the specific covers, we do have other travel insurance providers and they may be more suitable, given other rating factors (age and medical condition of travellers, destinations, length of trips, or hazardous/ dangerous activities intended. Although travel insurance is often relatively cheap, it is a very complicated product and professional advice should be sought. If you contact us we will do a full assessment of your requirements and advise on best travel insurance options available to you.

Contact  details: B. Portwood & Co Ltd: 44 Medomsley Road, Consett. DH8 5HA: tel: 01207 509446 e-mail consett#portwood.co.uk

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About B. Portwood & Co Ltd - Insurance Brokers

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B. Portwood & Co Ltd is registered at 44 Medomsley Road, Consett, Co Durham. DH8 5HA (company number 785468). We are NOT VAT registered.

We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for the arrangement and administration of non-investment insurance contracts - such as travel insurance. Our authorisation number is 300694 and this can be confirmed either on the FCA register http://www.fca.org.uk/firms/systems-reporting/register or by ringing them on 0800 111 6768.

We are insurance brokers in North East England but offer policies for customers throughout the UK and some abroad e.g. holiday homes and caravans in Europe, Liability insurance and Commercial in Northern Ireland

Below is a list of places in North East England and their specialties.

BISHOP AUCKLAND CONSETT

145 Newgate Street
Bishop Auckland
Co Durham
DL14 7EN
Tel: 01388 607140

44 Medomsley Road
Consett
Co Durham
DH8 5HA
Tel: 01207 509446

Buy To Let
Landlords
(Main Office for online insurance) 

Travel Insurance

Motor Trade Insurance, Liability

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Bishop Auckland Office - call 01388 607140 if you want insurance and live in or near

Bishop Auckland, Crook, Darlington, Barnard Castle, Spennymoor, Ferryhill, Newton Aycliffe, Sedgefield, Stockton on Tees or are in Wear Valley, North Yorkshire, Cleveland or South-West Durham

Office Hours

Day

Open Close
Monday 9.00am 5.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am 12 Noon
Sunday

Closed

insurance - Bishop Auckland, Crook, Darlington, Barnard Castle, Spennymoor, Ferryhill, Newton Aycliffe, Sedgefield, Stockton on Tees or are in Wear Valley, North Yorks, Cleveland or South-West Durham

Consett Office - call 01207 509446 if you want insurance and live in or near

Consett, Castleside, Lanchester, Hexham, Corbridge, Stanley, Whickham, Burnhope, Northumberland, North West Durham, Derwentside, Gateshead, Newcastle, Washington

Office Hours

Day

Open Close
Monday 9.00am 5.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am 12 Noon
Sunday

Closed

insurance - Consett, Castleside, Lanchester, Hexham, Corbridge, Stanley, Whickham, Burnhope, Northumberland, North West Durham, Derwentside

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