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The market for all types of Covid-19 travel coverage is estimated to be between $30 billion to $40 billion a year, according to travel insurance consultant Robyn Ingle.(Unsplash)

Covid-19 travel insurance becoming a vacation staple

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:50 AM IST
Covid-19 insurance policies are increasingly joining passports and sunscreen as vacation staples, creating opportunities for insurers as more countries require mandatory coverage in case visitors fall ill from the coronavirus.
As part of its 100 day agenda, the ministry decided to hand over certain rakes for private operations in a bid to increase its revenue.(HT image)
As part of its 100 day agenda, the ministry decided to hand over certain rakes for private operations in a bid to increase its revenue.(HT image)

Railways to offer compensation if Tejas Express runs behind schedule

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 08:14 PM IST
IRCTC will pay compensation of Rs 100, in case the train is delayed by more than one hour and Rs 250 in case of delay of more than two hours to every passenger as compensation.
The Indian Railways now offers a travel insurance cover of Rs10 lakh at a near-zero premium of just 49 paise.(AP File Photo)
The Indian Railways now offers a travel insurance cover of Rs10 lakh at a near-zero premium of just 49 paise.(AP File Photo)

Indian Railways offers travel insurance in under 50 paise. Here’s how to avail it

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 01:46 PM IST
Only Indian citizens who book their tickets using the IRCTC website or mobile are eligible to avail the insurance cover.
Getting medical treatment at a foreign location can prove to be very costly.(iStockphoto)
Getting medical treatment at a foreign location can prove to be very costly.(iStockphoto)

Pick the right travel insurance policy

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Mahavir Chopra
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 11:21 AM IST
A good travel insurance plan can protect you from a financial catastrophe at foreign locations.
After failing to procure travel insurance for his parents during their visit to Dubai, the hospital bill for an Indian expat’s father at a hospital here has exceeded 100,000 dirhams ($27,225). (Representative Image)(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
After failing to procure travel insurance for his parents during their visit to Dubai, the hospital bill for an Indian expat’s father at a hospital here has exceeded 100,000 dirhams ($27,225). (Representative Image)(BLOOMBERG NEWS)

Indian man’s hospital bill in Dubai amounts to over $27,225

Dubai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2019 03:44 PM IST
Infection spread so fast that Surendra Khanna’s left hand was amputated last week. Doctors are trying hard to save the other limbs. However, his right leg seems to be affected with gangrene and may need to be amputated as well.
Travelling with your partner may cause a lot of stress and bickering. Follow these 5 tips to have a happy journey.(Shutterstock)
Travelling with your partner may cause a lot of stress and bickering. Follow these 5 tips to have a happy journey.(Shutterstock)

5 tips to ensure a happy vacation with your partner

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 09:13 AM IST
Travelling with your partner can be fun or end up full of arguments and fights. Here are 5 tips that will make your trip go smoothly.
The Indian Railways will not provide free travel insurance to its passengers starting September 1, an official said on Saturday.(HT File Photo)
The Indian Railways will not provide free travel insurance to its passengers starting September 1, an official said on Saturday.(HT File Photo)

No free travel insurance to railway passengers from September 1

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 05:00 PM IST
Travellers while booking tickets through its website or mobile application will have to choose from two options: to opt-in or opt-out of travel insurance.
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