KONG SAR - Media
OutReach - 10 June 2021 - As the COVID-19 epidemic slows down and many residents are getting vaccinated,
travel restrictions between Hong Kong and mainland China as well as other
countries/regions are expected to gradually relax. Blue Cross (Asia Pacific)
Insurance Co., Ltd. ("Blue Cross") has always put customers first and
announces the extension of COVID-19 protection to travel insurance products by
offering "Free Vaccine Cash Allowance" up to HK$10,000 for vaccinated travellers.
From now until 30 September 2021, customers who successfully enrol in Travel
Smart single-trip travel insurance, Annual Infinity Travel Insurance Pass, Overseas
StudySafe Insurance, Working HolidaySafe or SmartGo GBA Travel Insurance can enjoy
this free extra protection.
During the covered period^,
if an insured is diagnosed and confined in hospital after immunisation due to any
of the following two reasons: 1) confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19; or 2) the
insured suffers from serious sickness within 30 days after immunisation, a
Daily Hospital Cash Allowance up to HK$500 shall be payable, subject to a
maximum of 20 days in respect of different travel insurance plans.
Mr. Patrick Wan, Managing Director of Blue Cross, said "The epidemic
situation in various places is gradually easing with the implementation of vaccination
programme. We expect that travel restrictions in various places will gradually
be relaxed. At the same time, some individual countries/regions may require travellers
entering into their territory to provide proof of vaccination. Therefore, we
launched the COVID-19 Travel Protection "Free Vaccine Cash
Allowance", so that people who travel abroad for reasons
such as business trip, overseas study or working holiday, can enjoy an extra
layer of protection. "
Besides, the insured can still enjoy Medical Expense and Personal
Accident Benefits, Overseas Hospital Cash Allowance*, Travel Delay Benefit*,
24-hour Worldwide Emergency Aid, as well as coverage for Trip Cancellation* or Trip
Curtailment* due to unfit to travel as a result of the confirmed diagnosis of
For more details about the COVID-19 Travel Protection "Free Vaccine Cash
Allowance" and promotional offers on travel insurance, please visit Blue Cross
website at www.bluecross.com.hk or download the Blue Cross HK App.
^ Covered period is from maximum 14 days
before the journey until the end date of period of insurance originally
scheduled or 31 October 2021 (whichever is the earlier) in which the policy is
applicable to SmartGo GBA Travel Insurance.
- This press
release is for distribution in Hong Kong only. The distribution of this press
release is not and shall not be construed as an offer to sell or a solicitation
to buy or a provision of any insurance product outside Hong Kong.
- Blue Cross
(Asia-Pacific) Insurance Limited is a subsidiary of The Bank of East Asia,
Limited and a member of the BEA Group. It is not affiliated with or related in
any way to Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association or any of its affiliates or