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Any policy sold by Outbacker includes cover for any medical claim due to Coronavirus* while travelling so long as you are travelling to an area where no FCDO or other regulatory authority advice against travel exists. We include cover for cancellation due to you falling ill with Coronavirus* and being unable to travel or being required to self isolate, subject to medical certification or an official test result. We additionally include cover for curtailment due to the death of a close relative due to Coronavirus*
Any new** policy will not cover any cancellation due to government or other regulatory authority restriction on travel due to Coronavirus* or any future pandemic (for example the FCDO or other regulatory authority advising against all travel or all but essential travel to your destination or your flights being cancelled).
Any policy sold by Outbacker will (where normally included in your chosen cover level) continue to benefit from all other cover including but not limited to Emergency Medical Costs, Scheduled Airline and End Supplier Failure, Baggage including Gadget and Passports, Personal Accident and Liability.
For the full limits of cover for your chosen policy please refer to your schedule of cover. Terms and Conditions apply.
* Coronavirus (COVID-19), severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) or other Pandemic Illness.
** If your policy was purchased and trip booked prior to the 13th March 2020 this restriction does not apply.
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, is an independent, neutral and impartial charity that helps those most in need, whether that's through providing basic medical assistance, through long-term medical programmes or in the instance of a major crisis including war and natural disasters. This impartiality ensures that those who desperately required medical assistance can receive it, wherever they may be in the world.
MSF was founded in 1971 by a group of French doctors and journalists in the wake of war and famine in Nigeria, as well as catastrophic floods in Bangladesh. The charity has since been involved in a wide range of charitable activities, providing medical assistance for pandemics, famine, war, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, vaccination campaigns and much more. The charity has also been awarded the Nobel Prize for its "pioneering humanitarian work on several continents".
85% of all MSF's expenditure in 2014 was focused on providing aid overseas and helping fundraising efforts, with the vast majority of this being distributed to the sources that so desperately need it. Just 5% of funds are spent on administration, which is vital to ensuring that the large scale projects and emergencies that MSF reacts to are appropriately co-ordinated, ensuring that every penny is spent as efficiently and effectively as possible.
At Outbacker, we are excited and privileged to be able to support MSF through our fundraising efforts. We are aiming to raise a massive £50,000 for MSF and we need your help to make this happen. Please donate today, whilst purchasing an Outbacker policy, to help those who are desperately in the need of the assistance that Medecins Sans Frontieres can offer.