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Giant leap: Ciaran Mulligan and Craig Doyle celebrate the launch

Giant leap: Ciaran Mulligan and Craig Doyle celebrate the launch

Giant leap: Ciaran Mulligan and Craig Doyle celebrate the launch

With trips to the sun all but off the table for 2020, an Irish provider of travel insurance has started to offer exclusive Covid-19 cancellation and curtailment cover for 'Staycations'.

Blue Insurance's StaycationInsurance.ie provides cover for holidaymakers taking a break in Ireland or the UK and exclusively covers the insured for cancellation or curtailment, including if they are diagnosed with Covid-19.

The cover also includes protection against hotel or accommodation closure due to an outbreak of Covid-19 on the premises.

Ciaran Mulligan, MD of Blue Insurance, said it was an innovative product "at a time when we are seeing most insurers move to exclude all claims relating to Covid-19".

It is the first insurance product to offer cancellation cover for a Covid-19 diagnosis and starts from €7.99 for 3-day cover.

Irish Independent