In an industry first, Tune Protect and AirAsia have launched their Covid Travel Pass in response to the requirement for Covid coverage for entry into many countries. This coverage is a mandatory requirement for entry and ranges upwards from US$50,000. Full vaccination is also becoming a common requirement.
Covid Travel Pass availability
Covid Travel Pass will initially cover fully vaccinated international travellers flying into Langkawi, Malaysia and various tourist destinations in Thailand. The service will be expanded to include other countries and destinations as borders open and flights resume. Covid Travel Pass plans come with enhanced COVID-19 coverage to satisfy the Malaysian government’s requirement for international travellers coming into Langkawi to have mandatory insurance coverage of USD80,000. For travellers to Thailand, the required mandatory coverage is USD50,000.
There are a number of different plans available, including the Tune Protect Covid Travel Pass, although this single trip Pass appears to be the only one including Covid cover. For more information or to purchase your cover, visit their website (from 19th November 2021).
Travellers flying AirAsia into Langkawi, Malaysia and destinations in Thailand can purchase their Pass when booking their flight tickets on the AirAsia superapp. Post flight purchase options are also available after booking, but before departure.
Costing and benefits
For AirAsia’s international guests flying into Langkawi, Malaysia, the Covid Travel Pass provides a coverage of up to RM350,000 in medical expenses and hospitalisation due to accident and sickness including a COVID-19 infection. It also includes a quarantine allowance of RM150 per day. Premiums start from from RM170 per guest per trip.
For travellers flying with AirAsia into Thailand, the Covid Travel Pass provides medical expenses due to accidents and sickness due to COVID-19 of up to THB1.8 million.
The Travel Pass is available via the airasia Super App and will soon be made available to other non-AirAsia customers via the Tune Protect’s website. Travellers who have purchased AirAsia flights prior to 1st November 2021 will be notified via push notifications to add on the required insurance coverage with the relevant post ticket purchase options.
Other existing benefits include:
- personal accident
- travel inconvenience such as trip curtailment
- flight delay
- loss of, or damage to checked baggage
- baggage delay on arrival
- ground inconvenience benefit due to snatch theft
- emergency medical evacuation
- 24-hours travel assistance services.
In February 2021, Tune Protect had also enhanced the Tune Protect AirAsia Travel Protection for travellers from Malaysia to Singapore to include RM100,000 medical and hospitalisation expenses coverage due to COVID-19. This meets the mandatory insurance requirement of the Singapore government for coverage of SGD30,000.