WestJet is providing free COVID-19 travel insurance for passengers on its international flights starting Sept. 18. Reservations for air-only and vacation package travel to Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe, including the U.K. will have the insurance added at no extra charge for trips that end before Aug. 31, 2021. The insurance covers medical and accommodation costs for anyone who gets the virus while on the trip. It also pays for the trip home after the 14-day quarantine period is over.
“We know Canadians are seeking reassurance and our guests can now have confidence knowing they are protected against unforeseen medical costs related to the pandemic when choosing to book with WestJet,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “Safety measures have been implemented across our entire travel journey and providing our guests peace of mind during their travels is worth the investment we are making to ensure the safest travel experience for our guests.” Provincial laws don’t allow Saskatchewan residents to accept the free offer.