WestJet passengers travelling to, through or from the United States are now eligible for the airline’s enhanced $200,000 CAD Covid-19 travel insurance coverage for both air-only and holiday reservations.

    The carrier says the enhanced coverage will retroactively include all bookings made as of 18 September 2020 and will increase by $100,000 CAD to include up to a maximum of $200,000 CAD at no additional charge to eligible passengers.

    Any WestJet air-only reservation, including WestJet Vacations bookings for travel to and from the US, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and inbound to Canada will be eligible for the coverage for up to 21 days for travel into and including 31 August 2021 through the airline’s new partner TuGo.

    For one-way travel reservations, coverage is available for up to seven days.

    WestJet chief commercial officer Arved von zur Muehlen commented: “Our research shows that a lack of Covid insurance is a considerable barrier to travel and our guests were seeking the inclusion of US destinations to our travel insurance offering.’

    “Eligible guests travelling to and from the destinations we serve can now have an added layer of confidence knowing they are covered for up to $200,000 CAD against unforeseen medical costs related to Covid-19 when booking with WestJet.”

    WestJet says it has built a framework to ensure Canadians can continue to travel safely and responsibly and has invested in hygiene and safety measures to mitigate the risk throughout the entire travel journey, including millions of dollars’ worth of equipment, cleaning and other additional measures.

    The airline continues to invest, test and trial multiple additional safety measures to ensure safety. For full coverage details, please visit here.