IAGTO UPDATE – Covid-19 insurance to be extended to all of Andalucia from 1 January 2021

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Covid-19 insurance to be extended to all of Andalucia from 1 January 2021

The Vice President and Minister of Tourism, Juan Marín, announced on Thursday 1 October in Malaga that the Junta will take out insurance to cover the expenses of international tourists who come to the region as of January 1 in the event that get the coronavirus while in Andalucia. Marín said that there will be 9 million euros for the Andalucian tourist voucher.

Marín has ensured that

international travelers will have “guaranteed” expenses that may arise from their stay in a hospital, their confinement or return to their place of origin.

The counselor has indicated that a public tender will be opened so that insurance agencies can present their offers and has stressed that this measure will take effect from January 1 because it has been claimed by tourism companies and airlines.

The president of the Association of Hotel Entrepreneurs of the Costa del Sol (Aehcos), Luis Callejón, noted that “Malaga hotels have been providing similar insurance free of charge to our clients since May, an insurance which includes assistance 24-hour telematics, transfer to hospitals and even repatriation to their countries.”

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