Portugal’s national tourism organization Turismo de Portugal recently launched new travel insurance for foreign tourists traveling to the country as part of the “new normal” following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The insurance has been introduced with the aim of demonstrating that the country is safe for travelers and covers a range of different expenses, including medical, surgical, pharmaceutical, and hospital expenses related to coronavirus.
The Visit Portugal Twitter handle also informed about it on Aug 5:
It also covers additional costs that may arise due to the cancellation, interruption or extension of trips.
According to reports, the insurance covers mainland Portugal and the autonomous regions of Madeira and Azores.
It is also designed to work hand in hand with the Portugal Health Passport, which provides 4 COVID-19 tests for all visitors to the country.
Turismo de Portugal said in a recent press release that the aim of the insurance is to guarantee anyone who visits Portugal that they can travel around the country safely and with confidence.
At a time when the Portuguese government is planning to relax the mandatory 14-day self-isolation requirement for UK citizens returning from vacation in Portugal and considering opening a long-awaited airlift with the UK, travel insurance could be tightened proven to increase traveler confidence.
It could also successfully revive consumer confidence in the Portuguese tourism brand, which has been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic and the necessary lockdown.
Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism, Portugal, said in a recent press release that the authorities have been in contact with the UK and have provided all the information requested by the UK government but are unsure when the decision will be reversed should.
She told the Portuguese authorities that quarantine was not the real solution and was looking forward to further testing options. She shared that during times when testing becomes impossible, travelers must follow the rules when visiting Portugal.Advertisement
She added that the country believes August and September will be strong months in terms of tourism and will also monitor how October and December go. She also mentioned that the situation is currently under control.
The Portugal Tourism Board mentioned that through initiatives and projects such as insurance, Portugal wants to consolidate its position as a safe travel destination that guarantees all the essential sanitary conditions to enjoy the unique tourist experiences it offers.
To know more about the insurance, please visit – www.portugaltravelinsurance.com