The COVID-19 Pandemic and Your Travel Plans
You may be wondering how this global emergency will affect your travel plans. Our providers have information about purchasing travel insurance and help for those of you who have already purchased a plan.
If you have summer travel plans, you may be wondering if you should cancel them now. Even if you’ve purchased travel insurance, what are your options? If you’re looking for a great deal on a future vacation, now may be the time to book it, but what should you know about insuring that trip?
Because each situation is unique, it’s advisable to contact your travel insurance provider directly to evaluate your options. Many have made special accommodations that include:
• Plan Vouchers for travelers whose trips have been affected by the pandemic that allow them to change the travel dates on their plan to cover a new or rescheduled trip
• Plan Refunds for travelers whose trips have been cancelled by tour providers
If you have coverage and decide to travel, be sure to review your individual policy carefully, and contact your insurance provider with any questions before you depart. In addition to following up with your travel provider for up-to-the-minute information, the following resources also provide the latest news on the developing situation:
The CDC website includes information about coronavirus for travelers.
The WHO provides travel advice.
The US Department of State provides information on the latest travel alerts, safety tips, and more.