University travel insurance will be available in accordance with revised University policy on travel and must be in line with government advice.
Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, international travel can only take place where there is a legally permitted reason, as set out in UK lockdown restrictions. Heads of Department will need to approve any international travel at this time, and in doing so satisfy themselves that the trip is essential and urgent, as well as balance the need for the travel against the risks involved. Prior to approval by the Head of Department, risk assessments for international travel should also be sent to the Safety Office for review at this time.
Please see the Safety Office website for further information.
Please note the following in relation to University travel insurance cover:
- With immediate effect, the Cancellation, Curtailment, Change of itinerary, Rearrangement and Replacement element of the policy will not operate in relation to Covid-19 losses. Therefore any cancellation costs, or additional travel/subsistence/accommodation expenses etc. incurred as a result of Coronavirus will not be covered.
- There is no reduction in cover regarding emergency medical expenses – i.e. if a traveller contracts Covid-19 then subsequent medical treatment costs will be covered
- Repatriation due to medical related incidents will continue to be covered under the medical expenses part of the policy
- Cover will only be provided if University procedure is followed, including the completion of the Covid-19 risk assessment
Up to date country information is available here.