Month: April 2020

TIC changes SAA policy benefits

Travel Insurance Consultants (TIC) has reviewed its position on the Travel Supplier Insolvency (TSI) benefit for South African Airways, according to a statement from the group. For policies that are issued on or after April 21, the TSI benefit will only be available to policyholders where the policy was issued within 48 hours of the…
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Emirates conducts revolutionary COVID-19 testing

The question many are asking, is when airlines start flying again what measures will be put in place to ensure the safety of passengers from, and stop the spread of, COVID-19? Emirates has become the first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers, according to a statement on the airline’s website. Passengers on…
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Mango updates COVID-19 policy

Mango has updated its policy for COVID-19 cancellations by extending the voucher validity period. The airline is now offering equal value credit vouchers valid for 24 months from date of issue for those wishing to make a future booking. Previously, the voucher was valid for 12 months. Vouchers can only be redeemed on the Mango website and…
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Travel insurers allow free policy amendments

Travel insurers are allowing free amendments to policyholders who opt to postpone their trips due to COVID-19. Travellers who postpone trips, where the duration of the trip remains unchanged, can change the dates of travel on their insurance policy certificate at no cost once they have rebooked. Head of Travel Insurance, Jason Veitch, says TIC is…
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