With the world adjusting to the ‘new normal’, we’d like our customers to feel protected, reassured and confident in booking with Kenwood Travel. On this note, we are particularly excited to announce that Virgin Atlantic, one of our premier airline partners, are going the distance (and then some) to ensure that all customers have total peace of mind when they fly. Read on for full details on how you could be safeguarded by Virgin Atlantic’s Covid-19 Cover and what that might mean for you as a Kenwood Travel customer.

Virgin Atlantic have been one of Kenwood Travel’s preferred travel allies for a long time, offering flights from the UK to Orlando, New York, Barbados, Jamaica, Hong Kong, and many other fantastic destinations. Whilst they are well-renowned for delivering on sky-high service, we are delighted that they have gone a step further by adding yet another measure to ensure customers can feel confident when they travel. Partnering with Allianz Assistance, the airline recently declared that they will provide coronavirus insurance for both new and existing customers.

The Virgin Atlantic Covid-19 Cover policy aims to help take care of any health and quarantine costs that may arise should any customer fall ill or experience difficulties with their travel plans due to coronavirus. The Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic, Juha Jarvinen, has stated that, “Our priority is always the health and safety of our people and customers and this industry-leading Virgin Atlantic Covid-19 Cover ensures customers can continue to fly safe and fly well with us.” 

Virgin Atlantic launches free Covid-19 Care travel insurance

All customers who have booked any flight or holiday using a Virgin Atlantic ticket departing up until March 31st 2021, will be able to benefit from the policy should they need it. The cover will also apply if flying with a partner carrier such as Air France-KLM or Delta Air Lines, so long as one of the sectors is operated by Virgin Atlantic. Virgin Covid-19 Cover is completely free of charge and is automatically applied, beginning at the point of booking and ending once a customer has returned to their destination in their home country. There is no upwards restriction on the duration of a journey entitled to protection but, for one-way trips, cover will cease 12 hours after the arrival time of your final flight.

What does the free Virgin Atlantic Covid-19 Cover include?

Cover includes necessities such as emergency medical costs and treatment, associated accommodation and travel expenses, plus repatriation if needed, making this what Virgin Atlantic claims to be “the most comprehensive Covid-19 cover provided by any major airline with no excess payment required”. For more details on which forms of insurance cover you’re entitled to when you book Virgin Atlantic flights as part of your holiday with Kenwood Travel, read our handy summary below:

  • Up to £500,000 in necessary and emergency expenses incurred due to coronavirus affecting you or your travel companions.
  • Many other necessary additional costs will also be covered should you or your travelling companion be denied boarding or individually requested to quarantine in a destination due to coronavirus, including personal accommodation, transport charges, refreshments, booking amendment fees and other travel expenses incurred.
  • 24-hour emergency medical assistance
  • Cover for the whole trip, with no upper limit on the length of your time away.
  • Repatriation should it be medically necessary due to coronavirus.
  • Cover for all passengers with no restrictions on age, travel class, or length of journey.
  • There is no excess payable with this policy (unlike many traditional travel insurance policies).
  • Terms, conditions and exclusions apply.

Virgin Atlantic launches free Covid-19 Care travel insurance

Can I travel with Virgin Atlantic?

Virgin Atlantic are currently returning to flying in a phased approach, with meticulous health and safety measures from start to finish to ensure a worry-free experience for passengers. Juha Jarvinen continues, “Following our return to the skies to much-loved destinations like Barbados, we’re planning more services in the autumn, as travel restrictions continue to ease, including London Heathrow to Montego Bay, Antigua, Lagos and Tel Aviv. Whether it’s to visit friends and relatives or take a well-deserved break, we believe this complimentary cover will provide some added reassurance for our customers as they start to plan trips further afield.”

For a full breakdown of Virgin Atlantic Covid-19 Cover and more information on the policy visit the Virgin Atlantic website. Or to find out all the incredible destinations you can travel to with Virgin Atlantic and Kenwood Travel, simply call our advisors on 020 7749 9220. Our regional experts will be able to update you on the latest FCO travel advice for the USA, Caribbean, Africa, and Asia – destinations offered mutually by Virgin Atlantic and Kenwood Travel – as well as PCR testing requirements for wherever you would like to travel to. 

What is the Kenwood Travel Promise? 

Whether or not customers’ travel insurance covers them for Covid-19, the Virgin Atlantic policy is an extension to your own travel insurance, making sure you can book your personal trip with confidence, which is essential to everyone at Kenwood Travel. Since the customer’s wellbeing and confidence in travel is important to us, we have also implemented our very own Kenwood Travel Promise. This means that regardless of destination or holiday you book or are looking into, we made sure that all holidaymakers, including all Virgin Atlantic customers, can focus on themselves and their loved ones, instead of sweating the small stuff.

Kenwood Travel launches the Kenwood Travel Promise scheme

The Kenwood Travel Promise means our customers can book their holiday with as much flexibility and support on our part as possible. We promise low deposits of just £99 per person, instalment options, delayed balance payments, plus the ability to change your holiday destination or make name changes where permitted. We are also allowing our customers to cancel their holidays if they are unable to travel, putting their deposit into a credit status. Perhaps most importantly, we vow to give you a dedicated personal travel advisor with direct contact details; gone are the days of automated responses and chat bots – our expertise is just a phone call or email away. 

Travel Is Back On Sale

In these unprecedented times it is virtually impossible to get an insurance or promise since things change on a daily basis which is why Kenwood Travel is zigging whilst everyone else is zagging. We are sure that Travel Is Back On, even if it is only in 2021, but that does not mean that we can not look ahead and make plans for next year’s holidays, oh and save along the way. The latest sale by Kenwood Travel is an excellent place to start on your next adventure, offering customers exclusive discounts up to 65% on their luxury holidays from just £555 per person.

From family getaways to romantic retreats, the Travel Is Back On Sale is packed with exciting offers and holiday deals. Dial up the luxury by booking a private villa with a pool, or take to your favourite five-star hotel in any number of incredible locations worldwide. Simply visit the Kenwood Travel website, or call 020 7749 9220 to speak to a travel expert. Book by 30th September to take advantage of super low travel prices and deposits from as little as £99 per person. We’ll even send you a complimentary face mask for your travels!

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