Travel insurance for Coronavirus (Covid 19), visitors insurance for coronavirus

Compare and buy travel insurance for Coronavirus (Covid 19)

COVID-19 travel medical coverage while in the USA

Travelers in the USA face special challenges. Not only have many people's plans changed due to cancelled flights and/or closed borders, they have to contend with staying in a country where medical costs are extremely high and public assistance (already low to non-existent) is certainly not in place for visitors. Also, we are all contending with an ever-changing landscape due to this outbreak. At first, many insurance companies were covering coronavirus disease, but, particularly after the CDC acknowledged the world wide pandemic and placed the whole world at level 3 ("Avoid Non-Essential Travel), many companies dropped coverage for covid-19.

Since these things are changing so rapidly, we thought it prudent to write a blog about companies that are still offering covid-19 coverage for people that are visiting the USA. Please note that you MUST NOT wait to get coverage. If you are already sick or even in the incubation period for the disease before your policy begins, ALL policies will exclude coverage. So, it is important to start coverage as soon as possible and not have a break in coverage. You can purchase the policies below even if you started out with a different company or did not previously have US health insurance.
There are currently three US insurance providers namely Trawick International, INF insurance and Global Underwriters who offer US Visitors insurance coverage for coronavirus.

Trawick International Insurance:

Trawick International offers visitor medical insurance for coronavirus (covid-19) with their Safe Travels USA Insurance. Note that you must pre-certify in the case of covid-19 coverage (that is, you call the insurance company first before seeking testing or treatment). There are four Safe Travels USA plans. One is a fixed plan, and the other three are comprehensive plans. The plan called Safe Travels USA Comprehensive is the best plan for persons with pre-existing medical conditions even if over the age of 70.You can compare all the plans at this site and buy them by choosing the "buy now" button under the name of whichever plan you are interested. You can compare all Safe Travels USA Insurance plans compare all Safe Travels USA Insurance plans You can access all the details, brochure, etc of each policy by clicking on the "Details" hotlink underneath the policy name for each policy.

INF travel insurance:

INF Insurance is another company that offers visitors health insurance for coronavirus in the US, Canada and Mexico. They have consistently said they will cover covid-19 as any other illness. One of their plans (Elite) has excellent coverage of pre-existing medical conditions beyond the usual coverage for "acute onset" of pre-existing conditions which is a unique offering. You can compare their plans using this link and purchase the one you are interested in by choosing the "buy now" button for the appropriate plan: Please note that the Elite Network insurance and Premier Insurance are cheaper per month if you purchase at least 90 days the first time you buy them. You can compare all available INF US visitor insurance.

Global Underwriters:

Diplomat America Insurance offers coverage for covid-19 as a new sickness. It is avaiable for Non-US citizens or residents travelling to the US. If it is pre-existing, then it's excluded. That is of the travelers is infected before the plan effective date, the travel insurance will treat it as pre-existing and will not offer coverage for it.

If you would like a specific quote for your situation, call us, or send us an email and include your age, the length of time you need the policy (months and days) and we can give you an idea of your available options and their costs. Do let us know if we can assist you further. We are happy to assist you with your purchase or answer remaining questions you may have. We wish you safe and happy travels!

Frequently asked questions for travel insurance with covid-19 coverage

If you already have a travel insurance plan, you should be able to extend it till you return to your home country. If you purchased the travel insurance before the coverage for Covid19 was made an exclusion (this exclusion was introduced by different companies based on the CDC recommendations) , then your newly extended policy will also provide coverage for Covid19. If you purchased your travel insurance after Covid19 was an exclusion, then the extended policy will continue to exclude coverage for Covid19. It is important that there is no lapse of coverage in your insurance coverage before you apply for the renewal.
There are however some US travel insurance providers, namely Trawick International, Global Underwriters and INF who are still providing coverage for Covid19. In fact these companies also allow travelers who are already in the US but currently uninsured to buy their travel insurance and get coverage for Covid19 within the US.

The coverage for COVID19 will depend on your travel insurance policy. Some US insurance providers like Trawick International, Global Underwriters and INF are still providing coverage for COVID19 in their travel insurance plans. So if you have one of their travel insurance plans, you will be covered for medical expenses relating to COVID19 as long as your have bought the travel insurance policy before you contracted COVID19. If you have purchased travel insurance from any of the other US travel insurance providers like IMG, SevenCorners, TokioMarine..., coverage for COVID19 will depend on when you bought your travel insurance. Most of these companies made the coverage for COVID19 an exclusion once it was declared an global pandemic by the Center for Disease control (CDC) in the United States. Testing for COVID19 itself however will be considered preventive care, and all the travel insurance plans will exclude preventive care expenses.

Yes, you can buy US travel insurance that will cover Coronavirus (Covid19). The US insurance providers currently offering coverage for COVID19 are Trawick International, Global Underwriters and INF. Other US insurance providers do not offer coverage for COVID19 as they the CDC declared COVID19 a global pandemic. Testing for COVID19 however will be considered preventive care, and all the travel insurance plans will exclude preventive care expenses.

US visitor medical insurance plans will not provide any coverage for preventive care. Testing for COVID19 will be considered preventive care, and the travel insurance plans will not insure that. Expenses relating to the treatment of COVID19 may be covered depending on your visitor insurance plan and when you purchased it. Some insurance companies made coverage for COVID19 an exclusion after the CDC announced it as a global pandemic.

Visitors medical insurance is only for unplanned medical expenses not for preventive care or for pre-existing conditions. US visitors insurance will therefore not provide any coverage for getting tested for COVID19 (preventive care) or for treatment of COVID19 if you have already contracted the virus. If however you have not contracted the COVID19 virus, the following US insurance providers, namely Trawick International, Global Underwriters and INF Insurance are providing coverage which will include COVID19. Please contact our customer service and our licensed agents will provide you any assistance or clarification that you need.

Popular Visitors medical insurance providers for Covid-19

Global Underwriters
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Coronavirus travel medical insurance for visitors stranded in the USA because of Covid19

It is heartbreaking that so many people are stranded due to COVID-19 with many borders closing and travel plans forced to be altered. At American Visitor Insurance, we are committed to getting you the best coronavirus visitor insurance coverage we can in these uncertain times. While many insurers are NOT covering COVID-19 and even voiding policies due to the global pandemic, three US travel insurance providers who continue to provide visitors insurance coverage for Covid19, Trawick international, Seven Corners insurance and INF Insurance.
INF insurance is a REAL option for travelers stuck in the US and needing insurance coverage. The INF travel insurance policy is good if you are replacing an existing travel policy that has expired or maybe you didn't have an insurance policy to begin with. International students in the US, Snowbirds from Canada or the UK, tourists from European nations, even US green card holders can purchase these plans. Note that the INF Traveler USA visitors insurance plan ONLY offers coverage in the US, while the INF Elite Network Insurance can be used in the US, Canada, and Mexico (even by US citizens who ordinarily reside outside the US). The INF Traveler USA plan is quite affordable and many travelers and students are even buying this plan to complement their existing visitors insurance option if it has limitations in coverage for COVID-19. Please know we are here to help you make the best, informed decision to get coverage even for COVID-19! Let us know how we can assist you. Feel free to contact us by email or phone at any time.

International travel and the impact of Coronavirus for worldwide travelers

The world has looked on in dismay and shock as Covid 19, the coronavirus (officially SARS-CoV-2) that began in China has swept all over the world. This outbreak has disrupted international travel very significantly and highlighted just how connected a world we now live in. What started in Wuhan, in China, and spread soon after to South Korea, Iran and Italy has now spread across the globe and has completely locked down international and even domestic travel. In the US the virus has spread to every state and sadly the most global of US cities, New York has been devastated. The US now has the highest number of Coronavirus victims. Airports and airlines across the world are implementing screening measures for the disease to protect passengers and destinations. Perhaps now, more than ever, the need and usefulness of the best Coronavirus visitors insurance is highlighted. We hope to give some information for people who are stranded and how to buy visitors insurance for coronavirus to protect yourself medically and monetarily from this changing situation.

Coronavirus or Covid 19 : Background of the Virus and Disease it Causes

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is one of a family of viruses known as coronaviruses, so named for the crown-like structures around their enveloping membrane. This family of viruses includes our common cold, seasonal flu viruses, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome).
The name stands for Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which describes the disease it causes. CoV for coronavirus family. It gets the 2 because it is closely related to the original SARS outbreak which happened in China in 2002. Sometimes you will see it called nCoV which stands for novel coronavirus. It is novel because it has never been in humans before and so no one will have immunity to it. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is zoonotic in origin (that is, it originally crossed species from, we think, bats to humans, so it has an animal origin), but is now passed person to person. The SARS-CoV-2 virus causes the disease called Covid 19. COVID stands for COronaVIrus Disease and 19 because the outbreak began in 2019.

Covid19 pandemic and the impact on international travel insurance

While the disease began in China, it has quickly spread to all parts of the world. Current hotspots include Iran and Turkey in the Middle East, in Europe is Italy, Spain, France, the UK, Germany and Russia. Within Asia is South Korea and Singapore. All of these countries have however been outnumbered by the number of victims within the United States. While new cases are slowing in China due to the extraordinary measures they are taking to isolate sick individuals and prevent spread and of the disease, the cases outside of China are increasing markedly. Many of these highly affected areas are trying to contain and delay the spread of the disease. Many countries have taken more extreme measures by shutting down schools and requesting people work from home. While these are areas with the most cases we currently know of, individuals diagnosed with the new virus are popping up around the globe on a daily basis.

How does Coronavirus spread and how can I protect myself?

Experts are not completely sure how the virus is spreading. Clearly the virus is spreading person to person and they think the virus can live on surfaces for some period of time. It is likely the virus can spread through coughing and sneezing and live for some time on a person’s skin (if they touch their nose or nasal discharge). Medical professionals are suggesting we maintain social distance between each other to prevent person to person spread by touch (stay at least 1 meter apart) and not to shake hands, hug, or kiss in greeting each other.
We must avoid touching our eyes, nose or mouth, particularly while out in our communities and wash our hands before eating and when getting back home. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can be used if you can’t access soap and water for hand washing. Avoid contact with people who are sick and if you are sick yourself, stay home and self isolate. If you think you do have this disease stay indoors, contact an appropriate medical facility by phone to get directions on what to do. It may not be a good idea to rush to a hospital or clinic if it is not necessary and in doing so expose yourself or others to infection.

Should I travel during the Coronavirus outbreak?

There are some places that one should not travel to if one can avoid it. US citizens have travel restrictions given by the US Department of State. A level 4 warning tells us not to travel to that destination. Of course, we are free to ignore these advisories, but it is reasonable to consider their information. As of writing this blog, China, Iran and South Korea are on level 4 warnings, or "Do Not Travel" warnings. Italy and is at level 3 which is "Reconsider Travel". Japan and Hong Kong are listed as level 2 which is "Exercise Increased Caution". The CDC maintains similar lists with its recommendations. The highest of which is usually level 3 and is "Avoid Nonessential Travel".
Individuals in high risk groups should probably avoid travel into countries and communities with community spread of this virus. The data informs us that older individuals (over age 60) and particularly those with co-morbidities (like heart failure and COPD) will be likely be more negatively affected by this disease (that is, get a more sever form) and are more likely to die of the disease. We only know this from information that has come out of the outbreak in China and it is important to remember that there is much that remains unknown about this virus and the disease it causes.

Can I buy Coronavirus travel insurance to cover me in case I get sick with the Coronavirus or Covid 19?

This is a very good question. The answer is, “It depends”. It depends upon where you wish to travel. Here at American Visitor Insurance, we are happy to provide top options for health insurance for travelers available in the US market. However, since all our companies are US-based companies, many of them use the US Department of State or Center for Disease Control (CDC) warnings when determining coverage. For the US Department of State, the level of warning is at 4 or “Do Not Travel”, then policies we offer generally will NOT cover you and some even for things completely unrelated to the coronavirus. Barring the level 4 warning, however, you can get coverage and that coverage will include coverage for coronavirus illness. If, for example, you purchase a policy for your trip to Italy which is currently at level 3, but while you are traveling, that level is changed to 4, you are generally STILL covered since you did not travel against advice of the warning. Moreover, you would generally be covered for coronavirus illness should that occur. The same is true for CDC warnings. For CDC, the level 3 warning may exclude coverage from many companies. However, there are some differences between companies, so for specifics, please see some specific guidelines from our providers below.
Of particular note, trip cancellation policies available to US citizens and residents allow for trip cancellation due to your own illness or quarantine as part of their normal cancellation policy. You can also purchase many plans with a "Cancel for Any Reason" (CFAR) option (it is included in some) which will return 75% of your travel investment should you simply decide that you don’t wish to risk the trip or some other situation occurs outside your control that, does not allow normal cancellation of your trip, but still keeps you from taking your trip (for example, your best friend, who is not traveling with you, is sick and you want to stay home and help her). There are four plans that we offer with CFAR coverage: Travel LX insurance, Round Trip Choice Insurance and Round Trip Elite Insurance. The first one is offered by IMG and to get the CFAR coverage they must be purchased within 20 days of the initial trip deposit. The last two offer CFAR coverage as a rider which increases their cost. Note that not all plans are available in all states.

Travel Insurance Select Trip cancellation insurance for Covid-19

The Travel Insurance Select plan does not have a specific Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption peril tied to a CDC Warning. Therefore, the main eligible coverages would be:
  • A person traveling in an affected country who becomes ill, in which case emergency medical expense or emergency medical evacuation coverage may apply, or
  • Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) – this option must be purchased as an upgrade within 21 days of your initial trip deposit/payment. Other conditions apply – see plan details.
Crum & Forster considered this to be a foreseen event on 01/23/2020.

US travel insurance providers for Coronavirus (Covid 19) coverage

Trawick International travel insurance for coronavirus

TRAVEL MEDICAL Plans do not require that you purchase the insurance before you leave on the trip. The TRIP CANCELLATIONS Plans do require it is purchased before you leave.
The plans available for a US Citizen is Safe Travels Outbound or Safe Travels Outbound Cost Saver - these are pay and claim plans.
Plans available for people in the USA- that are not US Citizens, US Residents or Greencard Holders are Safe Travels USA, Safe Travels USA Cost Saver, Safe Travels Comprehensive, and Safe Travels for Visitors to the USA. These plans require pre-certification for the virus.
The plans available for people who are stuck in a country that is not their home country and not the USA - Safe Travels International - this is a pay and claim plan.

Disclaimer:
* The policy covers COVID-19 subject to the terms and conditions of the policy normal limits and policy conditions including pre-ex, so if you already have the virus - it will not cover you. If you are in the incubation period when you buy, it will be considered pre-existing condition.
* Testing for COVID-19 will be covered under your policy if you are sick, are referred by a medical practitioner and it is carried out at an approved facility, subject to the terms and conditions in your policy.
* In the event that a test proves positive and requires treatment, members can be assured that all associated treatment costs would be covered under the normal benefit limits and terms of their policy. Please ensure these are pre-authorized with the GBG Assistance team.

INF travel insurance coverage for Coronavirus

INF travel insurance coverage for Coronavirus is straightforward. The coronavirus will be covered as per any new sickness in the policy since it is not explicitly excluded. Note that their plans only offer coverage in the US and Canada.
INF Traveler USA visitors insurance Covers Coronavirus for Visitors Already in USA INF provides insurance coverage for any COVID-19 infection and it will be covered fully by INF Traveler USA as a new sickness. INF Traveler USA is available to visitors who are already in the United States and does not have any restriction on the length of time the visitor has been in the US. INF Traveler USA will cover COVID-19 infections for major in-patient hospitalization, need for oxygen cylinders, and medication or other miscellaneous expenses required to treat the Coronavirus.

Frequently asked questions about INF international travel insurance coverage for Coronavirus
Now that the CDC announced that the world is at a level 3 travel advisory, is there any coverage for your policies for COVID-19?
Ans. There is no change in the coverage.
Will these policies be voided given that travelers are basically stuck wherever they are and there is no place "better" to travel to?
Ans. If they are currently enrolled, the policy will not be voided. If they are enrolling after the arrival date (most common situation now) they may go through special underwriting.
Will policies already purchased before March 27th where travelers where NOT in level 3 areas already have "normal" coverage for all illnesses except COVID-19 or will COVID-19 be covered for them?
Ans. INF plans cover COVID-19 like a new sickness, subject to the terms and conditions of the policy. This is not a guarantee of benefits, however, as each claim is evaluated individually.
Will you be issuing new policies since the CDC announcement?
Ans. Currently, we will continue to support our customers and allow new enrollments in INF Standard and INF Traveler USA and others case by case.
Many people are currently stuck in countries with their other policies running out and non-renewable. Can they purchase the your policies ?
Ans. Yes, they can enroll in the INF policies.
Will you continue to allow pre-existing condition coverage during the month of April for the "marooned" travelers?
Ans. As of now, the pre-existing coverage will remain intact. For new enrollments, they may undergo special underwriting.
Will these policies cover any other illness, injury or accident as long as the person does not travel?
Ans. Yes, the plan will cover eligible sickness and accidents.
Can they travel (say from US to Canada and back?)?
Ans. If they are a Non-US Citizen or Non-US Resident, yes they will be able to.
Will they cover COVID-19 if they stay in one country or if they travel or not at all?
Ans. INF plans cover COVID-19 like a new sickness, subject to the terms and conditions of the policy. This is not a guarantee of benefits, however, as each claim is evaluated individually.
Additionally, we do not cover anyone who is already sick or showing symptoms, or plans to see a physician in the immediate future. As you know, the situation is developing day by day and is constantly changing. If the Travellers are interested in enrolling, we advise them to enroll right away.

Global Underwriters travel medical insurance for Coronavirus

Global Underwriters travel insurance offers coverage for coronavirus as any new sickness. If it is pre-existing, then it's excluded. That is of the travelers is infected before the plan effective date, the travel insurance will treat it as pre-existing and will not offer coverage for it.
The coronavirus testing would be covered if a medical physician deems it necessary that the insured fits the criteria for the test and the insured is effective on the policy during the time of the testing. The medical expenses would be covered as well during the time of the policy and if the signs and symptoms started during the effective date of the policy and will be paid per the parameters of the policy.

While the language of coverage is generally similar across the industry, there are some variations in coverage and which advisories are heeded between US visitor insurance providers that offer coverage for Coronavirus (Covid 19). Travelers should carefully compare and understand the different travel insurance policies before purchasing visitor medical insurance for coronavirus to make sure they are protected.
There are many US visitor insurance plans offered by top rated insurance providers that offer coverage for Coronavirus (Covid 19) under specified terms and conditions. Travelers should carefully compare and understand the different travel insurance policies before purchasing visitor medical insurance for coronavirus.

Seven Corners visitors insurance for coronavirus

Seven Corners visitors insurance coverage for sickness arising from Coronavirus is like any other sickness with the exclusions as in the policy details. One of the main exclusions is not to travel to a level 4 country as noted by the US Department of State. Travel to a level 4 country will void the policy from that point forward meaning that no benefits will be paid for any condition or claim. Additionally, the Political Evacuation or Political Repatriation must be arranged by Seven Corners Assist. Failure to utilize Seven Corners Assist will result in the denial of benefits.

Frequently asked questions about coverage for Coronavirus
Will Liaison travel insurance policies cover COVID-19 if they stay in one country or if they travel or not at all?
Ans : Liaison travel insurance will cover all expenses from Covid-19.
Many travelers are currently stuck in countries with their other policies running out and non-renewable. Can they purchase a Liaison policy?<
Ans : Yes they can purchase a Liaison travel insurance plan that will offer them coverage for Covid-19.
Will Liaison travel insurance policies cover any other illness, injury or accident as long as the person does not travel?
Ans : Yes, Liaison travel insurance offers coverage for other illness, injury or accident as long as the person does not travel.
Can they travel (say from US to Canada and back)?
Ans : If the US government allows them to travel then yes!
Note: For new policies starting after May 1, 2020, Seven Corners plans (Liaison travel insurance, Liaison Student Insurance and other plans) will NOT offer coverage for COVID-19 disease.

International Medical Group (IMG) visitor health insurance for Coronavirus

For new policies starting after March 11, 2020, there is no coverage for COVID-19 disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) in announcing coronavirus as a pandemic has designated the entire world a “level 3” travel zone. Since the coronavirus and COVID-19 is now a known threat (not an unknown possibility), it will no longer be covered by IMG policies. However, if your IMG policy had already started prior to the March 11th announcement and it was NOT to travel into a level 3 travel area (at the time of travel), you will be covered for COVID-19 and that coverage will continue on renewals to that policy. If the travelers visits the country that the CDC, WHO or US Department of State has issued an alert to not visit, the coverage for coronavirus will be excluded. The Patriot travel insurance will not offer coverage benefits if the traveler visits the country after the alert has been issued. If the traveler is already in the country before the alert was issued, then the insured may be covered.

Travel Insure international travelers insurance for Coronavirus

An insured individual is eligible for treatment of Coronavirus provided they do not contract the Coronavirus in a country for which there is a CDC Warning Level 3. This is the specific exclusion, which will apply should a new CDC warning be issued for another country:
Exclusion language:
Charges resulting from a disease outbreak in a country or location for which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Warning if:
  • the warning has been in effect within the 6 months immediately prior to your date of arrival, or
  • you have failed to depart the country or location within 10 days following the date the warning is issued.
Frequently asked questions about Travelinsure insurance plans (Visit USA, Intermedical, Worldmed, Study USA) coverage for Coronavirus
Now that the CDC announced that the world is at a level 3 travel advisory, is there any coverage for your policies, particularly the travel or student policies, for COVID-19? Will these policies be voided given that clients are basically stuck wherever they are and there is no place "better" to travel to?
Ans. As of the CDC Global Warning Level 3 on March 27th, any insured not already located in a destination under a CDC Warning Level 3 has 10 days of coverage for charges related to COVID-19. Those already in a country under a CDC Warning Level 3 would have 10 days of coverage based on the date the warning for that country was first issued. Insureds will continue to be covered for eligible Non-Covid-19 related expenses after the 10 days have elapsed.
Will policies already purchased before March 27th where travelers where NOT in level 3 areas already have "normal" coverage for all illnesses except COVID-19 or will COVID-19 be covered for them?
Ans. They will have coverage through April 6th for COVID-19, which is the tenth day following the global warning on March 27th. After this, COVID-19 will no longer be covered, though coverage for all other eligible expenses will remain in place.
Will you be issuing new policies since the CDC announcement? Many people are currently stuck in countries with their other policies running out and non-renewable. Can they purchase a VisitUSA or StudyUSA policy? Will these policies cover any other illness, injury or accident as long as the person does not travel? Can they travel (say from US to Canada and back?)? Will they cover COVID-19 if they stay in one country or if they travel or not at all?
Ans. COVID-19 will not be covered under any current policy due to the CDC Global Warning Level 3. Policies will continue to cover other illness and accidents as per the policy wording. I understand that new coverages/plans may be considered in the future, though at this time no policies will be covering COVID-19.

TokioMarine HCC visitor medical insurance for Coronavirus

On March 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued a Global Level 3 Travel Advisory urging U.S. residents to reconsider traveling abroad to any country. If you are an Atlas Travel, Atlas Premium, Atlas MultiTrip, or Atlas Group policyholder, this activates your political evacuation benefit as long as your location has not been under a level 3 or higher advisory in the past 10 days, or prior to your arrival.
If the CDC Issues a Level 3 Travel Warning for the Location Where You Are Currently Traveling: Coronavirus-related expenses will be covered for up to 10 days following the date the level 3 warning is issued, given that your expenses do not arise directly or indirectly from another policy exclusion.
Once 10 Days Have Passed from the Date the CDC Issued the Level 3 Travel Warning for Your Current Location: You will no longer be covered for coronavirus-related expenses. You will still be covered for all other eligible expenses.
TokioMarine HCC travel insurance will cover sickness arising from novel Coronavirus as an eligible illness, unless the virus has been contracted in a location for which the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Warning. Further there is a policy exclusion if the CDC has issued a level 3 Travel Warning if a) the warning has been in effect within the 6 months immediately prior to your date of arrival, or b) within 10 days following the date the warning is issued you have failed to depart the country or location.

GeoBlue travel insurance for Covid-19:

Diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is covered without copay or other member contribution.
Treatment for COVID-19 is covered as an Illness under the policy, unless a member failed to depart a country within a reasonable time from the date the country became subject to a level-3 travel warning by the CDC, or similar travel warning from that country’s government. Members remaining in a country in that circumstance would not be covered for COVID-19, but otherwise would retain all coverage under the policy within its normal terms and conditions.
Preventive quarantine in a hotel, cruise ship or any other location would not be covered. The plan would cover medical evacuation if deemed medically appropriate for the illness/injury, subject to the usual plan provisions.

The International travel insurance available for Trip Cancellation are:

Trip cancellation insurance - Cancel for any reason (CFAR)

Most travelers often plan a trip or vacation well ahead of time. A planned trip involves expensive airline tickets, hotel reservations and cruise bookings. Due to the Coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak, CDC, WHO or other government agency have issued travel alert to not visit a few countries. This is a serious condition that may force a traveler to cancel travel plans made in advance. The Trip Cancellation insurance with the "Cancel for any reason" benefit comes to your rescue. The travelers can cancel their expensive ticket bookings, hotel reservations and other expenses using this benefit. Trip cancellation insurance will help to receive majority of the trip investment expenses spent on a vacation. Most of trip cancellation insurance plans also cover emergency medical expenses and accidental injuries. Therefore it is advisable to buy the Trip Cancellation insurance with "cancel for any reason" while planning a trip or a vacation. You can use our compare trip insurance quotes to review quotes of trip cancellation insurance plans.

Travel Insurance Select Trip cancellation insurance for Covid-19

The Travel Insurance Select plan does not have a specific Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption peril tied to a CDC Warning. Therefore, the main eligible coverages would be:
  • A person traveling in an affected country who becomes ill, in which case emergency medical expense or emergency medical evacuation coverage may apply, or
  • Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) – this option must be purchased as an upgrade within 21 days of your initial trip deposit/payment. Other conditions apply – see plan details.
Crum & Forster considered this to be a foreseen event on 01/23/2020.

The Round Trip Series by SevenCorners is a three-tiered series of plans with good, better, best plan with, Round Trip Choice, and Round Trip Elite. The Round Trip Choice, and Round Trip Elite have an optional benefit that is the 'Cancel for any Reason' which is available at additional cost. It pays 75% of your prepaid, non-refundable trip payments. Coverage must be purchased within 20 days of your initial trip deposit, you must cancel 2 days or more before your departure, and you must insure all nonrefundable prepaid trip costs. You must also insure the cost of subsequent travel arrangements added to your trip within 15 days of the payment/deposit for each of those arrangements.
NOTE: Round Trip Elite insurance is not available to NY and Florida residents.
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Round Trip International offers comprehensive trip cancellation insurance for non US residents traveling outside their home country for up to 30 days. However it doesn't have the 'Cancel for any reason' optional benefit.

The iTravelinsured insurance have no exclusion for medical expenses for Covid19 virus. Any medical expenses incurred due to CoronaVirus will be covered by Itravelinsured insurance. However cancellation of the trip due to CoronaVirus is not covered unless you have purchased the 'Cancel for any reason insurance' benefit which is offered by the Travel LX insurance and you purchased this plan within 20 days of the initial trip deposit.
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As ever, we wish you safe and healthy travels!

Updated 13th May 2020

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