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How to Pick the Best Travel Insurance for COVID-19

How to Pick the Best Travel Insurance for COVID-19

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, plans for the future have changed quickly and repeatedly. Travel plans, in particular, have changed dramatically for millions due to quarantines, flight cancellations, travel restrictions and safety concerns. Now, as circumstances continue to change, many people want to travel again but feel uncertain due to the ongoing risk of COVID-19. Luckily, these worries and uncertainties can be alleviated by the right travel insurance plan. 


Travel insurance primarily consists of two types of plans: Travel Medical Insurance and Trip Insurance. Although they sound very similar, they cover two different types of needs. Once you know the kind of coverage you want, you pick a travel insurance plan that will meet the travel needs of you and your loved ones. 


Travel medical insurance can help you if you have to get medical care due to illness or injury while you are traveling in a foreign country. Here are some scenarios where a travel medical insurance plan could save you money and help you deal with health problems while abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


  • If you suspect that you may have the COVID-19 virus, travel medical insurance may cover testing costs. 
  • If you arrive in another country and contract COVID-19, medical expenses can add up quickly. 
  • In severe cases, you may need to be medically evacuated or repatriated to your home country.


Trip Insurance can assist in covering costs should you need to change or cancel your travel plans. These are some scenarios where a trip insurance plan could help you during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


  • If you need to cancel, interrupt or postpone your trip plans due to an outbreak of coronavirus at your departure or place of destination.
  • Cancel for Any Reason coverage will enable you to cancel your trip as long as it is 2 days in advance of your departure date.
  • If you or your travel companions contract COVID-19 and are unable to travel.


Once you decide what kind of travel insurance you need. You can take a look at all of the travel insurance plans which cover COVID-19-related expenses or learn more about how to choose between our two most popular COVID-19 travel insurance plans


We understand that travel can be confusing and overwhelming, especially during a global pandemic. Our licensed travel insurance experts are here to help and answer any questions that you may have.

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