Holidaymakers can now be insured against coronavirus-linked medical bills and cancellations even if they jet to destinations where the UK government advises against all-but-essential travel.

Airline and tour operator Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is enhancing its Covid-19 travel insurance to provide cover for resorts included on the Foreign Office (FCDO) quarantine list.

The new cover means customers are protected both before they travel or if they have already reached their destination and UK government travel advice changes whilst they are overseas.

It includes up to £10million medical, £5,000 cancellation and £2,000 baggage cover.

The policy will be automatically included in all new Single Trip Travel Insurance (Europe) policies purchased on or after September 17 and added free of charge to existing Single Trip Travel Insurance (Europe) policies purchased between April 9 and September 16.

Customers will need to buy a new policy if their existing policy does not include the new FCDO cover and they want to benefit from this.

The company has also developed a programme called ‘Your safety, our priority’ to allow holidaymakers to focus on enjoying their well-deserved breaks.

Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “Despite changing travel advice, there is strong customer demand to get away.

“That said, we know customers want extra reassurance during these times, which is why we are upgrading our travel insurance product to provide cover for destinations where the FCDO advises against all but essential travel for reasons related to Covid-19.

“This is the latest example of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays putting our customers first, and this will remain at the absolute core of our strategy.”

Further information can be found here: https://www.jet2.com/flights/insurance and https://www.jet2holidays.com/insurance