Air Canada has started to offer Covid-19 insurance for those who buy tickets from the airline between September 17 – October 31, 2020, and complete travel by April 12, 2021.
The insurance is valid on trips of 21 days or less. You must be a legal resident of Canada and not travel Level-4 countries categorized by the Canadian government.
You can access Air Canada’s page for Covid-19 coverage here.
- All passengers on new international round-trip bookings made from September 17, 2020 until October 31, 2020 inclusively, for travel completed by April 12, 2021.
- Passenger must be a Canadian resident with a valid provincial or territory government health insurance plan for the duration of the trip.
- Bookings including at least one Air Canada flight and on a new Air Canada ticket (code 014) issued between September 17, 2020 and October 31, 2020. You will qualify for coverage regardless of whether your first flight was operated by Air Canada or by one of Air Canada’s code share or interline partners so long as your booking was ticketed on Air Canada and includes at least one Air Canada flight (marketed or operated).
- Travel duration of up to 21 days.
- Travel must originate in Canada to any international destination (USA included) for which there is no Level-4 “avoid all travel” advisory in effect issued by the Canadian government at time of departure.
- There is no age restriction to be eligible for this coverage.
- Traveller must not be advised by a physician not to travel.
What is covered:
What is not covered:
- Travel booked for periods longer than 21 days (the entire trip is not eligible).
- Travel beyond April 12, 2021.
- Tickets purchased from another airline, even if that airline is a code-share partner airline of Air Canada, regardless of whether the flight is operated by Air Canada.
- Travel during your cruise dates, or any expenses related to your cruise.
- One-way tickets.
- Air Canada Vacations bookings are not eligible as they are subject to a separate complimentary COVID-19 insurance coverage and policy. More details here.
- Residents of any other country aside from Canada.
You have to keep in mind that this is only Covid-19 related emergency insurance, and doesn’t cover anything else what may happen during your trip.
It does help if you are traveling to destinations that may require you to show specific Covid-19 related policy with higher than usual coverage (usually $100K or so).