Travel Insurance (that covers COVID-19)

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Travel Insurance (that covers COVID-19)

Official updates and information about COVID-19 can be found by visiting the website of the World Health Organization. For updated travel restrictions please review your country’s tourism board. 

Is there travel insurance that covers COVID-19? Yes, SafetyWing is one of the few insurances that cover you if you contract COVID-19 after your insurance policy start date.

For a while there, I thought I would never find travel insurance that covered COVID-19. And then I found SafetyWing – Insurance for nomads, by nomads.

Not a nomad? No worries, the company is not biased. It was founded by people who are location-independent, people who had been doing the remote work thing long before remote work became a thing. 

SafetyWings’ aim is to build a global social safety net tailored to the needs of online freelancers, entrepreneurs, and remote companies. They’re starting with travel medical and comprehensive health insurance and then moving on to disability protection and pension. 

And yes, they really do cover COVID-19 – something not many insurance companies are coughing up for… too soon for the pun?

As their website states (reviewed Jan 2021) –

“As of August 1st, 2020, Nomad Insurance covers Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Coverage works the same as any other illness as long as it was not contracted before your coverage start date and does not fall under any other policy exclusion or limitation.”


Ready to travel with peace of mind?