It’s been a long year for many of us being home and grounded. As travel begins to open up around the country and the world, it’s time to get ready to hit the road, take off, or set sail for your next destination.

COVID-19 is definitely a consideration as you look to protect your upcoming trip with travel insurance. We have added one of the industry’s only plans without an exclusion for pandemics, called Pandemic Plus from APRIL to our offerings. You can view all of the information and gain a better understanding of all the different coverages and what they mean regarding COVID-19 on our informational page. We strongly encourage you to review your destination’s requirements, and the latest updates on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) websites.

As a general rule of thumb, ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your international travel dates. If it expires sooner, or you need a passport, start the renewal or application process as soon as possible since there have been recent delays in processing and receiving passports. Visit Travel.State.Gov for more information.

Double check your luggage is ready to go by pulling it out of storage well in advance. You do not want to wait until the night before departure to find out the wheel or handle on your bag is broken. Check out our favorite packing strategies here in our blog post, Packing Tips to Streamline Travel.

You can buy your travel insurance up until the day before departure, however for the most benefits, it’s best to buy early. Even if you have not paid for your trip in full yet, visit Travel Insurance Master, and input your trip details in 3 easy steps. The trusted smart algorithm will recommend the best travel insurance plan for you, and offer comparisons as well as filters to find the exact benefits you are looking for. Simply click Buy Plan for your selection, add any additional benefits, and complete your purchase – your plan will be sent to your email.

Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) continues to be one of the most requested options. To purchase a plan with the CFAR benefit, you will need to buy insurance within 1-21 days of your initial deposit, depending on your specific plan. Buying early will also give you the ability to add other valuable benefits like the Pre-existing Medical Conditions Waiver.

It’s simple to find the right plan for all types of travel – from solo travel to family travel to a honeymoon and more, we have you covered. If you are travelling solo simply input your trip details, and add your personal details in Step 2. If you are traveling with a companion you can do the same, and simply up the number of insureds or break down your expenses by total per traveler.

If you are looking for support in planning and travel, consider using a travel agent. Their insider knowledge can reward you in pricing, perks, and a lot more. Plus if you run into an issue, you have someone with experience to help – just like the double layer of customer service with Travel Insurance Master.

This past year has impacted the travel industry beyond measure. As we make up for lost time, ensure your travels are having a positive impact on the place you are visiting. An easy step is to be sure to leave some room in your budget to support local businesses that suffered and could use your support. By eating and shopping locally, you will be sure to have an authentic experience that gives back to your destination’s community.

With the world’s leading travel insurance providers, we bring a wide variety of plans and benefits that will give you peace of mind as you get ready to travel again, and save you time and money too!

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