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Coronavirus update

The unprecedented disruption that coronavirus is causing across the travel industry means that we have had to take a difficult decision and temporarily pause new travel insurance sales.

This is a decision that we have made reluctantly, but due to a significant increase in new policies recently, we want to ensure that all of our existing travel insurance customers receive the service that they expect from Virgin Money.

All existing policies will still be valid, annual renewals will continue to be offered, and our contact centres remain open. If you’re an existing customer and you have questions about how coronavirus affects your travel insurance, please visit our frequently asked questions.

As the World Health Organisation has now classified coronavirus as a pandemic, this has become a “known event” for many insurers. In line with our policy terms and conditions, Virgin Money has categorised coronavirus as a ‘Known Event’ from 13th March 2020.

Coronavirus related claims will be considered for any element of travel booked before 13th March, subject to the policy conditions and Foreign and Commonwealth Office guidance. Any element of your trip booked on or after this date will not qualify for coronavirus related claims.

On 30th March 2020, the FCO advised all British Nationals against all but essential international travel. All British Nationals currently abroad are strongly advised to return home immediately. For the latest FCO guidance, please visit their website. Link opens in a new window

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will give updates on our website and social media channels. Travel is in our Virgin DNA and we hope to be able to help new travellers again very soon.

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Because we are experiencing higher call volumes than usual, please don’t call us unless you are due to travel within the next seven days – this will help us to prioritise customers who are most in need.

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  1. Never disclose security details, such as your PIN or full banking password
  2. Don't assume an email, text or phone call is authentic
  3. Don’t be rushed – a genuine organisation won’t mind waiting
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  5. Stay in control – don’t panic and make a decision you’ll regret

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