Singapore, 19 September 2022 – HL Assurance has announced the launch of Singapore Travel Pass, the first of its kind in Singapore, combining travel insurance coverage, pre-paid mobile connectivity, and stored value public transport travel card into one package for the convenience of inbound tourists in Singapore.
With the reopening of Singapore borders, tourists arrivals are expected to rise to between 4 to 6 million for the full year of 2022, with Indonesia (282,000), India (219,000), Malaysia (139,000) and Australia (125,000) accounting for the top four international visitors to Singapore (source: Singapore Tourism Board). The average length of stay for visitors has also increased from an average of 3.4 days in 2019 to 7.1 days in the first half of 2022.
“Even though COVID-19 restrictions have eased, and traveling is gradually recovering, the experience of the pandemic has rendered travel insurance to evolve from a good-to-have to a need-to-have, as health situations can change rapidly, escalating travel expenses significantly with unplanned hospital and quarantine expenses,” says Kelvin Lim, CEO, HL Assurance.
The new Singapore Travel Pass ensures tourists are protected with travel insurance coverage including an insured sum of up to S$50,000 worth of Covid-19 hospitalisation or medical treatment facility expenses, accidental hospitalisation expenses, enhanced travel inconvenience benefits such as coverage for loss of baggage, money, personal documents, baggage delays, trip curtailment, and more. Tourists who have bought the Singapore Travel Pass can enjoy a free telemedicine consultation if they require non-emergency medical advice.
On top of the comprehensive insurance coverage, the pass offers a complimentary 100GB of 4G local data for inbound tourists to stream videos or share photos on the go, 1GB of roaming data for outbound short trips to Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand from Singapore, and EZ-link function for traveling on public transport, whether it is MRT, LRT or public buses to explore Singapore.
About HL Assurance Pte Ltd
Founded in Singapore in 2013, HL Assurance Pte Ltd is a licensed general insurer approved by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and a member of the General Insurance Association in Singapore. Through a wide range of products and services including critical illness, personal accident, car, critical illness, fire, home, mobile phone, maid and travel insurance for personal needs and business packages, casualty, engineering, keyman and property insurance for business needs of corporations and SMEs, HL Assurance provides quality customer-centric products to protect every customers’ valuable assets. HL Assurance Pte Ltd is a member of Hong Leong Group, a leading conglomerate with diversified businesses in banking and financial services, manufacturing and distribution, property development and investments, hospitality and leisure, and principal investment with presence in Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. For more information, please visit https://www.hlas.com.sg.