Our policies include our independently rated 5 star COVID-19 cover, to help you decide if this cover is suitable for your needs please view our dedicated Coronavirus Page which explains how your cover applies in a number of circumstances.
While we recommend you read our Coronavirus Page to understand in more detail the cover we include as standard we need to make you aware of the following:
Prior To Travel: You will be covered for cancellation of your trip if you fall ill with COVID-19 or are required to self isolate by Track and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 App and cannot travel. You will not be covered if you need to cancel due to government restriction on travel or if you will need to quarantine either at your destination or on return home.
During Your Trip: You will be covered if you are denied boarding at your departure point (ie Airport, Cruise or Train terminal) due to detected symptoms of COVID. You are also covered for reasonable additional transport and/or accommodation expenses costs if you need to extend your stay due to compulsory COVID-19 quarantine (for example if you are required to self isolate due to you testing positive or being a close contact of someone who tests positive). If you fall ill with COVID-19 you are covered if you need medical treatment or repatriation to the UK. You will not be covered if you wish to return early to avoid a requirement to quarantine on your return.
Our policies DO NOT require you to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note however that our policies do not offer any cover if you fail to hold the relevant documentation as required by your airline (or other public transport such as a cruise ship or train) or destination country. For example if your destination country requires you to provide either proof of being fully vaccinated or a current negative test certificate and you are denied boarding/entry due to not providing valid documents there is no cover under our policies.
Our policies do not cover the costs of COVID testing or vaccination either prior to, during, or post your trip.
Our policies are valid for travel to the countries shown on your certificate of insurance. If you travel to a country where the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) or other regulatory authority advise against travel your cover may be reduced, click here for more information.
Please note that all cover noted above is subject to terms and conditions.
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.