The Canary Islands have extended the Covid-19 insurance policy for tourists

Published on August 11, 2021
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The Ministry for Tourism in the Canary Islands has announced recently that it has extended the Covid-19 insurance with AXA for tourists.

The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, through the public company Promotur Turismo de Islas Canarias, has extended the agreement it signed a year ago with the insurer AXA to offer travel coverage to tourists who are affected by Covid-19 during their stay in the archipelago.

This agreement was initially signed with a term of one year, so the Ministry has already put out to tender a new contract to extend the insurance, which is published on the public sector contracting platform and in the official platform of the European Union.

Until this contract is resolved, Turismo de Canarias has decided to extend the assistance policy contracted with AXA. “Our visitors are not going to be left unprotected at any time. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have made an effort to transfer and consolidate the image of our destination as being a secure destination, on which we continue to work every day,” says the Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla.

What does the Covid-19 insurance policy for tourists include?

Castilla recalls that the Canary Islands were the first autonomous community to offer insurance for tourists who did not know they were infected by Covid when they embarked on their trip or those who were infected during their stay in the Canary Islands. The policy includes medical expenses, repatriation and an extension of the stay in the Canary Islands so that visitors can complete the quarantine period.

"Our goal is to strengthen the reputation of the Archipelago as a safe tourist destination while projecting internationally a reinforcement of this reality, which has always been one of our great assets," says the counselor.

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