Saturday, October 23

Announcement

COVID-19 insurance for entering Thailand
Announcement, Travel

COVID-19 insurance for entering Thailand

If you are travelling to Thailand, here is what you will need to know if you want to visit during the COVID-19 pandemic. All travellers must provide proof of an insurance policy that covers treatment for COVID-19 up to the cost of $100,000 and a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. A PCR test must be taken on arrival, after which all travellers must quarantine at government-approved quarantine facilities or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facilities. This can include luxury hotels, some of which have developed quarantine packages. Does my Buddy Travel Policy meet the Thai COVID-19 requirements? The short answer is Yes. Here is all the details on on of COVID-19 protections included on every policy: Notwithstanding the CORONAVIRUS EXCLUSION...
Where is my policy number?
Announcement, Inside Buddy

Where is my policy number?

It feels very odd writing a post about something pretty straight forward... but last year we made a very easy decision to stop using a random set of characters (known as a policy number or policy reference). Now to identify your policy all you need to remember is your email address. Why did we do this? Unless you are Jimmy Magee trying to remember a random set of characters just to access your policy is madness... especially if you have multiple policies, sure it's hard enough to remember my Netflix password on a good day 😅 But the bigger picture is that when you trust us with providing you with cover all your Buddy policies live under your email address, your Buddy account makes it easier than ever to manage your policies, pause, cancel and renew.
Irish Airports open Covid-19 test centres
Announcement, Travel

Irish Airports open Covid-19 test centres

Let's get the two most common questions out of the way first Can I get tested for COVID-19 before I travel from Dublin Airport? Yes!Can I get tested for COVID-19 if I land in Dublin Airport? Yes! Now lets talk details and price Walk-in and drive drive-through Covid-19 test centres will be available at Dublin Airport starting this Thursday 🎉 The walk-in centre will be close to the terminal two car park and is charging €99 with roughly a 24 to 48 hours results time frame. The drive-through test centres will have prices ranging from €129 to €159... costs a little extra for the convenience 😏 Both centres will be open to the public as well as those needing tests to travel and/or returning travellers. Booking online through individual companies’ websites will be required....
Online COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form for Ireland 🇮🇪
Announcement, Travel

Online COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form for Ireland 🇮🇪

The COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form is now an online form. If you are arriving into Ireland on or after Wednesday 26 August 2020, you can complete this form online in advance of arriving into Ireland. The information you provide may be used to contact you in the next 14 days to verify the details given on this form and to provide you with public health advice. This form may also be used for the purposes of contact tracing in relation to confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19. You are not required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form if you are an essential supply chain worker: Air and ship crew and hauliers Accredited diplomat If however, you are travelling onwards to Northern Ireland, you will need to fill out a portion of the form. To comply with Irish law, al...
What is the EU 261 Compensation Regulation?
Announcement, Travel

What is the EU 261 Compensation Regulation?

EU 261 confirms that long delays, cancellations, missed connections and flight re-bookings cause great inconvenience to travellers, and as such affected passengers should be compensated! Happy days! Who is eligible for EC Regulation 261/2004 compensation? Passengers who have a valid ticket and booking confirmation ✅Passengers who: start their trip at an EU airport or land in an EU airport, provided that the airline is headquartered in the EU ✅ It doesn’t matter if the passengers are: Using a low-cost airlineBooked on a package holidayOn a business trip orChildren (on a paid ticket) orFlying on free or reduced tickets under customer loyalty or promotional programmes. The EU Regulation does not apply to: Passengers travelling on a free or redu...
Travel Insurance Policy Update: COVID-19
Announcement, Travel

Travel Insurance Policy Update: COVID-19

Notwithstanding the CORONAVIRUS EXCLUSION clause on page 5 of the Policy booklet, we are delighted to confirm that Buddy policies now include the following protections for COVID-19. 🦠 Buddy now has you covered for: Up to €10million (up from €6.5m last year) emergency medical expenses cover for Covid-19Unlimited FREE extended trip duration cover (if, due to unexpected circumstances beyond your control)Where medically necessary - repatriation costs to bring you back to the Ireland where it is deemed to be in your best interests   Additional accommodation and repatriation expenses for you, and anyone member of the travel party who has to remain or travel with youTravel expenses, if medically necessary, for a friend or relative to travel from your home area to stay with y...
The EU Countries not Imposing a 14-day Quarantine!
Announcement, Travel

The EU Countries not Imposing a 14-day Quarantine!

After months of COVID lockdown, news of holiday destinations planning to accept travellers is beginning to seep in! Great news! 😎 🇪🇺 We’ve done a round-up of European destinations who have confirmed they are opening for business! 🇦🇹 Austria has announced it will reopen its land border with Italy on June 16th. On the same day, they will end the quarantine requirements for more than 20 European countries. 🇨🇭 Switzerland is allowing entry of all travellers from EU and Schengen countries – and the UK, from June 15th. 🇩🇪 Germany is also allowing entry of all travellers from EU and Schengen countries from June 15th. 🇫🇷 France is welcoming all Europeans from June 15th 🇮🇹 Italy has been welcoming back Europeans since June 3rd 🇪🇸 Spain is opening to foreigners in July. ...