The Canary Islands of Spain has signed a travel assistance policy that covers the quarantine of tourists on the islands.
The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands has closed an agreement with AXA Spain for the subscription of a travel assistance policy applicable to all tourists who travel to the islands, whether foreign or national, and with the objective of responding to incidents related to COVID-19, which includes any need for prolonged stays on account of quarantine.
The agreement was signed by the Regional Councilor Yaiza Castilla, who is also the delegated Councilor on behalf of the public company Promotur Tourism of Canary Islands, and the company AXA Seguros represented on the spot by the director of Canary Islands Area, Auxiliadora Expósito, and Enrique Fernández, representing EM7 Risk Management and AXA agent.
The Canary Islands thus becomes the first Autonomous Community in which tourists will have travel assistance coverage with guarantees of medical expenses, health repatriation and prolongation of stays due to quarantine related to Covid-19, to comply with a mandatory confinement In case of positive results. All this, as long as it is not known prior to the trip, as set out in the conditions of the insurer’s policy.
With the subscription of this policy, in the words of Yaiza Castilla, “The Canary Islands makes further progress in their commitment to strengthen and increase the safety and tranquility of tourists.” In addition, Turismo de Canarias and AXA Spain coincide in pointing out that this travel assistance insurance constitutes one more attraction of the destination, which already stands out for its health security for those people who are currently deciding where to spend their holidays.
As a result of this agreement, the insurer AXA will make an exclusive telephone service line available to the Government of Canary Islands in order to attend to any circumstance related to this policy.
The protection of tourists, Spaniards (including the ones from the same island) and foreigners through this insurance is effective from this same week and will initially be valid for twelve months, excluding the circumstances known before the start of the trip and under the conditions set out by the policy.