Online travel agency Travel Republic is offering customers the chance to buy a Covid-19 insurance policy for their holidays.
The dnata-owned agency said the cancellation and medical cover will apply to customers who contract the virus up to 14 days before the start of the trip; if a customer is hospitalised within 28 days of the start of the trip and if a travelling companion is denied boarding as a result of temperature checks or a positive Covid-19 test at the airport.
Travellers who are forced to extend their holiday as a result of falling ill abroad will be covered and they will be able to claim if their accommodation is closed due to the virus.
Christian Poole, marketing director for Travel Republic, said: “As the world begins to open up again, we are proud to be one of the few online travel agents offering their customers the chance to claim if their holiday is affected by Covid-19.
“The wellbeing and health of our customers is always our top priority and we hope this reassuring news will give them the green light and encouragement they need to continue booking their special holidays with us.”