NZ Insurance Council writes off US travel for ‘foreseeable future’

Stats NZ figures revealed just 231 New Zealanders took an overseas holiday in July.

This is a tiny number considering the previous monthly average for July was around 175,000 returning holiday-makers. However, it is also surprisingly large figure given the travellers had chosen to go on vacation during a global health crisis in which travel is virtually uninsurable.

Of the 3,107 short-term international travellers in July the majority half gave compassionate grounds or ‘visiting friends or relatives’ as the main purpose of travelling – one assumes many did this without insurance.

“What we consider ‘normal’ cover may not be possible until a vaccine is widely available,” says Tim Grafton, chief executive of the New Zealand Insurance Council.

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