Is there travel insurance, that would cover travel expenses in case that a change in covid regulations prevent me from taking a booked trip. Example: I book a trip to New Zealand in Feb 2023. New Zealand is open right now, but it's possible that Covid flares up and New Zealand shuts down again.
For hotels and cars booking with "free cancellation" is a reasonable option. That's not the case for flights, though.
Things I've looked at so far
- Anything labelled "Covid" insurance only seems to cover the cases where I get Covid (either before or during the trip)
- Cancel for Any Reason: these are unreasonably expensive (ca. 10% of trip cost) and only cover 75% of the expenses
- Refundable tickets: insanely expensive, more than four times the price of a regular ticket.
- Play "cancellation chicken". Hope that the airline cancels the flight before the departure date (which entitles me to a full refund).
Option 2 and 3 provide much more coverage than I actually need which makes them unnecessarily expensive.
Are there travel insurances that provide coverage specifically against changing covid rules?