Preparing for your next trip and finding travel insurance may seem like complicated tasks but they don’t have to be! With the ever-changing updates and rollbacks of travel restrictions around the world, it’s important to keep these travel tips in mind, and protect your trip with your personalized travel insurance recommendation by Travel Insurance Master.
Starting March 19, 2022, Aruba announced that travelers are no longer required to present a COVID-19 negative test result or proof of vaccination. As other destinations follow suit, travelers are getting ready to take off, sail away, or hit the road this summer. For any destination, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the latest updates on their official website. You may also want to review any alerts or information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) websites. Although your destination may no longer require a negative test result or proof of vaccination, your home country may still require one before departure and on your return trip. Find out if your hotel or other accommodation offers complimentary testing and schedule one within the timeframe required, sometimes within 24 hours of travel. If they don’t, you may need to visit a local pharmacy. Remember, travel insurance does not cover Covid-19 testing costs before your trip. If you are required to show a negative Covid-19 test to leave your original destination, the cost is not covered unless directed by a physician.
In this time of continued uncertainty, it’s important to protect your trip with travel insurance. TravelInsuranceMaster.com makes it easier than ever to find your recommended travel insurance plan from the world’s leading providers all on one website. Gone are the days of having to jump from website to website to shop and research, leaving you with more questions unanswered than answered. If you’ve made your initial trip deposit, it’s a good time to request a quote. Simply input your travel details in just 3 super easy steps, even if you haven’t paid for your trip in full yet. You’ll find your recommended travel insurance plan and the best value for your trip, along with side by side comparisons. If you’re looking for a specific benefit, simply utilize the smart filters on the left-hand side to narrow plans down by the benefit(s). When you find a plan you’re interested in, you can click Plan Details for an overview, or click View Certificate for the plan’s full description. Select the plan you’d like to purchase and click Buy Plan. Add any additional plan options and input your payment details. You’ll receive your plan straight to your email!
All of Travel Insurance Master’s Trip Cancellation plans cover trip cancellation or interruption if you get sick or test positive with Covid-19. Keep in mind that cancelling due to the fear of contracting Covid-19 is not a covered cancellation reason so you may want to consider purchasing a Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) plan. Cancel for Any Reason allows you to do just that, cancel for any reason whatsoever for partial reimbursement, usually up to 75% of prepaid non-refundable expenses, depending on your specific plan. Be sure to purchase your insurance early, usually within 1-21 days of initial deposit to purchase a plan with CFAR. Remember that CFAR does not replace your regular Trip Cancellation benefit that covers you 100% for covered reasons, most commonly when you, your family member, or travel companion gets sick.
Even if restrictions have lifted, it’s likely you may still need to pack a mask to meet any mask mandates in airports, venues, and more. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the mask mandate through April 19th. Check their official website for details. Be sure to pack a few masks for the duration of your travels and consider a bag to keep dirty masks separate from clean ones.
Aruba is known as one happy island and their recent rollback of restrictions is likely to be reflected in other destinations’ requirements soon too. The happiest traveler is a prepared one so be sure to do your research, and protect your trip with Travel Insurance Master!