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The effect of Coronavirus on travel insurance

Lisa Kable, Manager, Communications and Public Relations Insurance Council of Australia, joins Michael to explain how travel insurers are responding to the epidemic.

 

The World Health Organisation officially declared a global emergency on 30 January, pointing to the international spread of the coronavirus as a major concern.

Since then, the Australian government has ramped up its containment efforts by blocking arrivals from China, as health experts warn the epidemic could soon reach pandemic proportions.

 

With this in mind, many Australians are asking questions about how their travel insurance will support them if they’re suddenly out of pocket or in harm’s way due to the epidemic, but unfortunately the answer isn’t exactly straightforward.

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