While this is a free benefit that will only be available to select customers, the news is already a fact: WestJet is making available COVID-19 travel insurance effective today for the purchase of international flights and packages.
The validity of the insurance is for trips to or from Mexico, the Caribbean (minus the US), Europe and the United Kingdom. It will also be valid for travelers entering Canada. Those trips scheduled until August 31 2021, up to 21 days (round trip) or up to 7 days (only one way) will be considered for the benefit. National itineraries are excluded.