Air Canada says it is including complimentary Covid-19 emergency medical and quarantine insurance for all Canadian residents booking round-trip international flights.

In partnership with insurance company Manulife, the national carrier is offering coverage for  international round-trip bookings made in Canada between September 17 and October 31, 2020, inclusive, for travel completed by April 12, 2021.

“At Air Canada, we know people have personal, family and business reasons to travel. To give them greater confidence as they do so, we have engaged Manulife to offer all Canadian residents complimentary Covid-19 emergency medical and quarantine insurance when they book round-trip flights for travel outside of Canada,” said Lucie Guillemette, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Air Canada.

If customers test positive for Covid-19 while abroad, the airline says the The Manulife Covid-19 Emergency Medical Certificate of Insurance, also known as “the Plan”, will provide eligible customers coverage that includes the following according to the airline:

  • Up to CDN $200,000 per insured for Covid-19 treatment medical expenses.
  • Up to CDN $150 per person per day for quarantine costs (meals + accommodation); Up to CDN $300 per family per day up to a maximum of 14 days.
  • Up to CDN $500 for expenses related to return home if the advisory from the Canadian government goes from Level 3 to Level 4 while at destination.

The Plan is available to all Canadian residents “subject to eligibility requirements” and is underwritten by Manulife.

The airline says this covers every international destination Air Canada serves. More details can be found here.

Air Canada also recently announced that customers booking with Air Canada Vacations will be offered Covid-19 Coverage and Assistance Plan provided by Allianz at no additional cost designed to cover emergency medical and quarantine expenses if Covid-19 is contracted while travelling.

It is available to all eligible customers who book an Air Canada Vacations package for travel by April 30, 2021 to eligible destinations. More details can be found here.

The national airline follows a few other carriers that have begun offering Covid-19 insurance to their passengers in a bid to restore confidence in travel, including Virgin Atlantic, Etihad, and Emirates.