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.