Portugal Debuts Optional Travel Insurance for International Visitors

A view from the water of Porto's Old Town
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Visitors who live abroad and are planning to visit Portugal can now subscribe to Portugal Travel Insurance, a travel insurance adapted to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The initiative is promoted by RNA Assistance Insurance and is available at portugaltravelinsurance.com.

The coverage extends to the entire national territory and covers, among others, medical, surgical, pharmaceutical and hospital expenses associated with COVID-19. Insurance also covers the expenses of cancellation, interruption or extension of travel due to the same pandemic. The goal is to ensure all visitors to Portugal that they can travel around the country safely and with confidence.

The insurance initiative is another initiative that Visit Portugal is spreading to international markets to raise awareness of the security of the destination alongside other initiatives, such as the “Clean & Safe” seal and the renewal of the Portugal Health Passport, which is available to all who visit Portugal and now covers COVID-19 tests. Tourists planning to travel to Portugal will be able to register for free on the Health Passport website (www.portugalhealthpassport.com), which guarantees them access to COVID-19 testing. It also enables access to urgent health care or check-ups, at previously fixed prices, at five different typologies in the network of hospitals and clinics.

Since the creation of the “Clean & Safe” seal in April, there have been more than 21,000 adherents, according to Visit Portugal. The initiative, which recognizes compliance with the recommendations of the Directorate-General for Health and the safe procedures for the operation of tourism activities, focuses on the confidence needed to resume tourism activity on the demand side but also on supply, covering the entire tourism value chain.

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