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    For Canadians

    e All, effective September 18, 2020 we'll offer no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance coverage for our guests when travelling to Europe, the UK, Mexico and the Caribbean (excluding the U.S. and U.S. territories) until August 31, 2021. This coverage also extends to inbound guests to Canada from these destinations. Coverage will be automatically included when you purchase your booking.

    What's covered*
    New round-trip bookings including WestJet Vacations packages (excluding U.S.) will be eligible for coverage up to 21 days
    New one-way bookings will be eligible for coverage for up to seven days
    Emergency medical and hospital costs for outbound travellers if diagnosed with COVID-19 while outside of Canada (excluding U.S.) for up to a maximum limit of $100,000 CAD per insured person.
    Emergency medical and hospital costs for inbound travellers visiting Canada diagnosed with COVID-19 while in Canada up to the maximum limit of $100,000 CAD per insured person.
    Quarantine accommodation costs when the traveller tests positive for COVID-19 on the trip up to $150 CAD per insured person, per day to a maximum of 14 days for inbound and outbound reservations.
    Ambulance transportation and air evacuation costs related to COVID-19, up to the maximum limit of $100,000 CAD per insured person for inbound and outbound guests.
    COVID-19 repatriation costs in case of death of up to $5,000 CAD per insured person for inbound and outbound guests.
    One-way economy airfare for the return of one travelling companion and dependent children when air evacuated back home for treatment.
    COVID-19 related insurance coverage will apply to any eligible itinerary that includes at least one flight operated by WestJet (code 838). You will qualify for coverage regardless of whether your first flight was operated by WestJet or by one of WestJet’s code share partners so long as your booking was ticketed on WestJet and includes a flight operated by WestJet.
    If you purchased your ticket on a WestJet-operated flight from another airline, even if that airline is a code-share partner airline of WestJet, you will not be eligible for coverage.
    *Exclusions apply. Not available to residents of Saskatchewan, United States, or for travel including cruises.“

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    I am guessing that your posting this is from WESTJET.
    Thanks for sharing.

    For folks that are going to be getting this perk thru WestJet, it is still required that the Aruba Insurance be purchased.

    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman View Post
    e All, effective September 18, 2020 we'll offer no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance coverage for our guests when travelling to Europe, the UK, Mexico and the Caribbean (excluding the U.S. and U.S. territories) until August 31, 2021. This coverage also extends to inbound guests to Canada from these destinations. Coverage will be automatically included when you purchase your booking.

    What's covered*
    New round-trip bookings including WestJet Vacations packages (excluding U.S.) will be eligible for coverage up to 21 days
    New one-way bookings will be eligible for coverage for up to seven days
    Emergency medical and hospital costs for outbound travellers if diagnosed with COVID-19 while outside of Canada (excluding U.S.) for up to a maximum limit of $100,000 CAD per insured person.
    Emergency medical and hospital costs for inbound travellers visiting Canada diagnosed with COVID-19 while in Canada up to the maximum limit of $100,000 CAD per insured person.
    Quarantine accommodation costs when the traveller tests positive for COVID-19 on the trip up to $150 CAD per insured person, per day to a maximum of 14 days for inbound and outbound reservations.
    Ambulance transportation and air evacuation costs related to COVID-19, up to the maximum limit of $100,000 CAD per insured person for inbound and outbound guests.
    COVID-19 repatriation costs in case of death of up to $5,000 CAD per insured person for inbound and outbound guests.
    One-way economy airfare for the return of one travelling companion and dependent children when air evacuated back home for treatment.
    COVID-19 related insurance coverage will apply to any eligible itinerary that includes at least one flight operated by WestJet (code 838). You will qualify for coverage regardless of whether your first flight was operated by WestJet or by one of WestJet’s code share partners so long as your booking was ticketed on WestJet and includes a flight operated by WestJet.
    If you purchased your ticket on a WestJet-operated flight from another airline, even if that airline is a code-share partner airline of WestJet, you will not be eligible for coverage.
    *Exclusions apply. Not available to residents of Saskatchewan, United States, or for travel including cruises.“


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    Sorry...yes Westjet. The big advantage is the evacuation coverage....especially if the Hospital here is at capacity. ( as it now is)

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    Yes medievac is very important regardless of pandemic but now even more so.




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    I believe the RIU hotels include a similar insurance package when you stay with them.
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