Air Canada Vacations announced Aug 31 that it is offering a COVID-19 Coverage and Assistance Plan, administered by Allianz Global Assistance and underwritten by CUMIS General Insurance Company, a member of the Co-operators Group of Companies.

The plan is designed to cover emergency medical and quarantine expenses if COVID-19 is contracted while travelling. It will be included in all flight and hotel Air Canada Vacations packages to select destinations in Mexico and in the Caribbean at no extra cost. Air Canada Vacations will cover the cost of the coverage.

"We're pleased to be the first Canadian tour operator to ensure coverage is in place for emergency medical and quarantine expenses relating to COVID-19 through Allianz Global Assistance and the brokerage firm TW Insurance Services as a part of our vacation packages. Our strategy, in conjunction with Air Canada CleanCare+, has been to be at the forefront of travel safety measures, including through the implementation of our Health and Safety Standards in our Sun destinations. We look forward to continuing to work with Allianz Global Assistance to turn our customers' travel dreams into reality," said Nino Montagnese, Managing Director at Air Canada Vacations.