Brexit and Dollar appreciation - Impact on travel to the UK and to Europe

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Impact on travel to the UK and to Europe

Impact on travel to the UK and to Europe

Americans continue to travel around the world in very large numbers. Despite recent acts of terrorism in different parts of the world and increasing violence in tourist spots, people enjoy traveling overseas.

Thanks to the internet, and ease of buying airline tickets and hotel reservations, savvy travellers even change their travel plans on short notice based on sudden changes and varying exchange rates. Currently thanks to Brexit and more recently the US election results, the US Dollar has gained in strength against most currencies.

Here are some of the ways that the e Brexit vote could make a difference in your travels:

  • Dollar exchange rates: Thanks to Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and the British pound are the lowest in about 30 years. Great Britain and London in particular will be the most affordable places to travel with discounts on everything related to travel. So, enjoy and live out your dream of visiting places in Great Britain. The US Dollar is stronger against the Euro also, so traveling within Europe using the Euro will be cheaper as well.
  • US to Europe Air Travel: Airfares were already pretty low during summer. With fewer Europeans flying to the US with more capacity, airlines lowered the fare trying to fill the seats with Americans flying to Europe on the other leg of the flight. Lower prices encourage Americans wary of terrorism to fly to Europe. With lower pound value, rates will be even better for the Non Brits and otherwise empty seats will now be filled with travelers taking advantage of the deals.
  • Tours and US vacation packages to Europe or Britain: It is a little early to tell but packaging companies and tour operators will put up more deals and offers that entices US travelers.
  • Border Experiences: Americans already present passports when entering European Union-member countries and Britain. So not much will change there. Also, it will take years for Great Britain to exit from the E.U., and by then European and UK. countries will have had time to adjust to the need for more time-consuming details at foreign borders.
  • Changes for British citizens: A lot will depend on whether we will see a hard Brexit or a soft Brexit. However it is fair to assume that British citizens will not need visas to travel into the EU, though they will have to pass through the passport control. They will be Non EU citizens and the airports now will have longer wait in the queue. If Brexit leads to a radical disintegration of the Union, the Schengen arrangement under which controls for most crossing the borders between the member states that has been removed might be re-introduced.

Irrespective of having cheap airfare deals to Europe and enjoying beneficial exchange rates while traveling places in Europe, it is always important to make sure that we have sufficient travel health insurance coverage while traveling overseas. The US domestic insurance and Medicare has little to no coverage outside US border, it is therefore imperative to have adequate travel health insurance.

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Most Schengen countries now have lifted the entry ban for International travelers. Irrespective of different consulate visa requirements, given the health risks involved in international travel and in light of the Covid pandemic and the Ukraine war it is important for all travelers to have the best travel insurance for Europe.

As a result of the surge in the Covid sub-variants, it is very important to have good Schengen Visa travel insurance with Covid19 coverage. Travelers can find the ideal Schengen travel insurance with Covid19 coverage by using the Covid19 Schengen travel insurance compare tool.

Trawick International, WorldTrips, International Medical Group and Seven Corners are the top Schengen visa travel insurance companies offering Covid-19 coverage. Trawick International offers Safe Travels International Insurance and Safe Travels Outbound Insurance which cover covid19 as any sickness. The Safe Travels International Insurance are available for Non US citizens and Non US residents while the Safe Travels Outbound Insurance is available for available for US citizens and US residents.

WorldTrips offer Atlas Travel insurance which includes Covid19 expenses. International Medical Group (IMG) offers Patriot International Lite insurance for Covid19 coverage. Seven Corners offers Travel Medical Plus Insurance which includes coverage for Covid19 sickness. These plans also offer Schengen visa letter specifying that they insure Covid19 as any other sickness. The visa letter can also be translated to different languages as requested.

Trawick International offers Schengen visa travel insurance with coronavirus coverage. This travel insurance satisfies Schengen visa requirements.
  • International travelers traveling outside their home country not to the USA.
  • Coverage for accommodations due to a covered Trip Delay $2,000/$150 per person per day (12 hours) is included in the basic coverage.
  • Optional Quarantine Benefit Upgrade at additional price Trip Delay Max Upgrade - including Accommodations (12 Hours) $4000 ($300/day) or $7000 ($500 per day).
  • US Citizens and US residents traveling outside the United States
  • This plan is available for a US Citizens and US residents traveling outside the United States
  • Coverage for accommodations due to a covered Trip Delay $3,000/$250 per person per day (6 hours or more) is included in the basic coverage.
Seven Corners offers Travel Medical Plus Insurance with coverage for Covid19 sickness. It satisfies Schengen visa requirements with $0 deductible
  • Available for both US citizens and non US Citizens traveling to Europe up to 65 years.
WorldTrips Atlas travel insurance with coronavirus coverage will cover eligible medical expenses resulting from COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2. Satisfy Schengen visa requirements
  • Available for both US and Non US citizens at moderate price with required benefits.
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  • Available for both US and Non US citizens at affordable price with fewer benefits
Patriot International Lite Insurance from International Medical Group (IMG) offers coverage for COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 as any other Illness or Injury.
  • Coverage for travelers traveling outside their home country whose destination excludes the U.S. and its territories.
  • Travel SE plan offers Coverage for accommodations due to a covered Trip Delay $2,000/$125 per person per day is included in the basic coverage.
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