KUALA LUMPUR, 22 NOVEMBER 2021 – Tune Protect Group Berhad (“Tune Protect”, “Group”) and the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (“MHTC”) have collaborated to introduce a Covid-19 travel protection plan for healthcare travellers seeking medical advice and treatments in Malaysian private hospitals. Known as the Covid Travel Pass+, it comes in two different plans, the Basic and Premium plans which provide medical expenses and hospitalisation coverage due to Covid-19 of up to RM100,000 (USD23,926.31) and RM350,000 (USD83,742.07) respectively. Both plans also come with a bereavement allowance of RM10,000 (USD2,392.63).
Aside to the Covid-19 coverage, the Covid Travel Pass+ benefits include trip cancellation, flight on arrival delay, loss or damage to checked-in baggage, and Covid-19 diagnosis quarantine allowance (RM350 or USD83.83 per day up to RM2,450 or USD585.98) among others.
“Malaysia is recognised for its award-winning healthcare services and with travelling restrictions loosening up, we are expecting the number of healthcare travellers to increase. With this, we are pleased to collaborate with MHTC as we believe in going where customers want us to be. The timely collaboration provides convenience and worry-free travel experience for healthcare travellers seeking to access medical treatment and advice here in Malaysia,” said Rohit Nambiar (“Rohit”), Group Chief Executive Officer of Tune Protect.
Malaysia has been a preferred destination for healthcare travellers around the world, amassing a total of 1,220,000 healthcare travellers in 2019. Known for delivering world-class quality healthcare services which are both easily accessible and competitively affordable, Malaysia is fortifying its healthcare offerings through building strategic partnerships to offer the Best Malaysia Healthcare Travel Experience.
“Malaysia Healthcare is committed in partnering with entities who share the same dedication as us in offering a safe and seamless travel experience. We are pleased to collaborate with Tune Protect in assuring healthcare travellers that they are protected and have better peace of mind during their travels with the Covid Travel Pass+. This is part of our strategy to demonstrate Malaysia’s strengths as a safe and trusted destination, and offer healthcare travellers accessible and affordable protection plans as the country begins to welcome international visitors back to our shores,” said En. Mohd Daud Mohd Arif, Chief Executive Officer of MHTC.
Healthcare travellers can visit Malaysia Healthcare and click on the Covid Travel Pass+ web banner to purchase the plan, or if they wish to find out more about the product. The web banner is also available on the websites of participating MHTC hospital members.
“As we aim to be the Lifestyle insurer that everyone loves, our strong foothold in the Travel segment in more than 60 countries, including being the market leader in Thailand, puts us in good stead to offer healthcare travellers the much-needed protection, especially Covid coverage as we enter the endemic phase,” Rohit concluded.