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Extension to UMAL Travel Cover – Covid-19 Disruption


Since 2020, the UMAL travel cover has excluded all claims under the Disruption section arising out of Covid-19. As we gradually move towards the end of the pandemic I am pleased to advise that we are now able to reintroduce a limited amount of cover for Cancellation and Rearrangement [...]

Extension to UMAL Travel Cover – Covid-19 Disruption2022-04-06T08:39:49+00:00

Events in Ukraine


Events in Ukraine have escalated overnight, which as a consequence means it may be appropriate for staff and students to return to the UK.

Events in Ukraine2022-02-25T23:47:46+00:00

UPDATE – International Travel and UMAL Travel Cover


With international travel beginning to pick up again, it is a good time to provide an update on the current regulations and the travel cover that UMAL provides. In terms of the travel cover, we continue to provide cover under the Medical Expenses section for claims arising out of [...]

UPDATE – International Travel and UMAL Travel Cover2021-11-10T15:40:31+00:00

Motor Insurance Update – Changes to Green Card Requirements


With effect from 2nd August 2021, UK motorists are no longer required to carry a green card when driving in the EU, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia or Switzerland. Full details can be found on the website -

Motor Insurance Update – Changes to Green Card Requirements2021-08-03T08:11:10+00:00

UPDATE – International Travel and UMAL Travel Cover


From 29th March 2021, as long as there are no changes to the government roadmap, international travel for students travelling from England will be permitted on the basis of the following exemption: Education From 29 March, if you are enrolled in a course of study at an educational institution outside [...]

UPDATE – International Travel and UMAL Travel Cover2021-04-01T17:59:46+00:00

Update – Novel Coronavirus Outbreak


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises against all travel to Hubei Province due to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. Their advice is that if you are in this area and able to leave, you should do so -

Update – Novel Coronavirus Outbreak2020-01-29T12:16:13+00:00

Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (China)


Since the turn of the year, there have been several cases of Novel Coronavirus confirmed in China and these have now spread to other nearby countries, including Japan, Thailand and South Korea. At the time of writing, there have been over 200 confirmed cases, and at least 4 deaths.

Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (China)2020-01-22T09:16:45+00:00

Drum Cussac Travel Assistance – Platform Demonstration


As detailed in your renewal pack in July, UMAL Members now have access to improved travel services with subscription to an enhanced risk assessment tool provided by Drum Cussac - RiskMonitor Pro, and the option to subscribe to the PeopleMonitor service at a substantially reduced cost, offering a service unique to our Members....

Drum Cussac Travel Assistance – Platform Demonstration2019-09-16T11:17:10+00:00
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