COVID-19 impact on Travel Insurance

The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created some real challenges for travel insurance.  The University sector in New Zealand is insured by Allianz.  This Insurer has issued a travel advisory that effectively excludes coverage for any claim “caused by or in any way connected with this event”.  The exclusion applies to any travel bookings secured after 30 January 2020. 

If your booking was made prior to this date, there is some potential for coverage (but not much!).  A copy of the travel advisory has been posted on the Travel Insurance intranet site but feel free to contact Jacqui Lyttle if you wish to discuss your specific travel plans further.