Generali Global Assistance (GGA) has become the first travel insurer to accept digital pass and smart vaccination information. It will tailor travel insurance to accommodate the numerous new entry requirements across the globe and will give travellers an opportunity to update cover limits, such as medical cover, in accordance with the destination country’s requirements.
GGA has said it also endorses various smart vaccination and digital health pass initiatives that provide customers with a reliable source of information on the continuously changing country requirements.
Successful implementation of these initiatives will allow travellers to verify their cover prior to departure and give them an opportunity to update cover limits, such as medical cover, in accordance with the destination country’s requirements.
GGA will continue covering epidemic-related illnesses as a reason to cancel or interrupt a trip, along with reimbursements for emergency medical care, emergency medical transportation, change fees, and loyalty points redeposit fees.
Chris Carnicelli of Generali Global Assistance commented, “As a travel insurance provider, we want to play a leading role in creating a seamless travel experience for our customers. As a result, we chose to endorse some of the leading smart vaccination and digital health pass initiatives while tailoring our offerings to accommodate the growing number of new entry requirements around the globe.”
GGA has said it will be supporting the Good Health Pass, an open, inclusive, and cross-sector initiative, bringing together leading companies and organisations from the technology, health, and travel sectors. It will also be supporting the WHO’s Smart Vaccination Certificate Working Group, a consortium focused on establishing standards for a common architecture for a digital smart vaccination certificate, to support the anticipated vaccines against COVID-19 and other immunisations.