A travel insurance provider has started offering coronavirus cover to those with pre-existing medical conditions.
Insurancewith became the latest insurer to include Covid-19 cover within its policies this month following similar moves from the Post Office and Saga.
The company said it will cover "any medical expenses" for clients with pre-existing health problems should they fall ill with Covid-19 on holiday.
Emergency medical cover is currently in place for both existing customers and new customers for trips starting after 1 July - providing there are no travel restrictions on the customer’s chosen destination.
The policy won’t pay out for any cancellation, abandonment or curtailment claims related to Covid-19, although Insurancewith said cancellation claims linked to a pre-existing and declared medical conditions would be taken into consideration.
Policies include cover for medicine, medical equipment, 24/7 access to a UK GP, cancellation if you are unable to go on your trip for any reason other than Covid-19, cover for missed departure, or departure delay, and personal possession cover.
Sarah Page, Insurancewith, brand manager, said: “We pride ourselves on putting the health and wellbeing of our customers first. Travelling abroad is a scary thought to many at the moment, especially when you have an underlying health condition.
“That’s why we hope that by announcing this cover, we will provide reassurance to those looking to get away with protection against any covid-19 emergency medical costs.
“So, when our customers are ready to start travelling again, they can enjoy their trips with peace of mind knowing that should they fall ill with the coronavirus, they’re fully covered, wherever they decide to go.”