The Corona Virus outbreak is getting more serious by the day. With thousands of new cases being reported not only in China, but also with new countries like Italy and the US, getting a travel insurance plan that protects against trip cancellations might be wise.
Which is the best travel insurance to cover cancellations due to CoronaVirus outbreak?
If you’re worried about your trips getting canceled due to the virus outbreak, you should get travel insurance that covers “cancel for any reason”.
“Cancel for any reason” travel insurance plans might be costlier than your regular travel insurance but will cover most of your expenses in case of a canceled trip or accommodation.
Insurance comparison sites like Insubuy has a dedicated section for such insurance policies. Check them out here.
Don’t forget to get insurance.
It is recommended that you get travel insurance when traveling to USA, as medical expense (even for common flu) can run into hundreds of dollars! Here are some of the best insurance for US visitors.
Will cancellations due to CoronaVirus be covered by Travel Insurance?
Like I mentioned here, if your trips were canceled due to the Corona Virus outbreak, and you have regular travel insurance, it is very unlikely that you will get covered.
However, if you had taken travel insurance that had a “cancel for any reason” policy, then you might be eligible for refunds for cancellations due to Coronavirus outbreak.
If you’re planning your travel to a country where there is a threat of flight cancellations due to the CoronaVirus outbreak, then you should get a “cancel for any reason” travel insurance.
Always double-check with the agent, what your options are in case of a cancellation. Read the fine print.