Manulife announced on Sept. 16 that beginning in October it will offer the Manulife COVID-19 Pandemic Travel Plan for Canadians travelling in Canada and internationally, including to countries with a Level 3 Travel Advisory.

The new product will provide Emergency Medical coverage, including specific additional coverage for COVID-19 and related conditions. It will also include added Trip Interruption benefits in the event of quarantine.

This plan can be purchased through Manulife's distribution channels, including travel agents, brokers, advisors, sponsors, and for direct purchase through Manulife CoverMe.

"The pandemic has had extraordinary impacts on the day-to-day lives of Canadians, and at Manulife, our top priority remains the health and safety of our customers, employees, partners and communities. This specialized travel insurance is aimed at helping protect what matters most," said Alex Lucas, Head of Insurance, Manulife.

The policy will provide the coverage below: