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COVID-19 has highlighted the demand and importance of travel insurance. To truly understand what is covered under the different plan types and find the best protection for your next trip, we wanted to dive into the differences between Trip Cancellation and Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR).

With more providers offering CFAR once again, we are seeing an increased demand for this option. CFAR is offered as part of some comprehensive travel insurance plans, and gives travelers extra protection and flexibility. CFAR allows travelers to cancel for any reason whatsoever as long as they are cancelling within the stated timeframe, usually 2 days before their trip. Travelers with CFAR will receive up to a 75% reimbursement of their otherwise non-refundable prepaid trip costs.

Trip Cancellation plans only allow for cancellation if certain requirements are met. There are many covered reasons for trip cancellation including sudden sickness, injury preventing you from taking a trip, the death of a family member, or natural disaster affecting your home or destination. If a traveler was to become ill with COVID-19 before or during their travels, it would be covered either under the Trip Cancellation or Emergency Medical Claim. Trip Cancellation gives you the ability to receive reimbursement for 100% of your otherwise non-refundable prepaid trip cost. Be sure to read the description of coverage and understand the requirements you will need to meet like proof for cancellation.

To find Trip Cancellation plans and CFAR options, check out our latest tutorial that will walk you through requesting a quote and filtering the results from our trusted partners at

Having a medical emergency far from home can be scary - and expensive. 

Is primary coverage necessary, or is secondary coverage enough?
Will secondary coverage leave you vulnerable?

Anytime you travel abroad or domestically, purchasing a travel protection plan with primary coverage is recommended.

Primary coverage is less complicated:

With primary coverage, your clients typically receive reimbursement on eligible losses first, before any other collectible policy. This becomes important when considering the time required to file and process a claim and receive payment.

With secondary coverage, you would need to exhaust benefits from existing policies (i.e. health insurance) and supply proof of their carrier's disposition before filing a claim for the travel protection benefits. A deductible payment may also be required.


The train journeys of tens of thousands of passengers communicating through the inter-city rail lines have had their journeys disrupted.

There are long delays and cancellations for travellers hoping to use the West Coast main line which connects London Euston with northwest England.

 Due to flooding all lines through Stoke-on-Trent are closed while other routes in the area were experiencing problems.

 The passengers were informed of disruption to continue until the end of service on Sunday October 27.

 Widespread cancellations and long delays were noted while some CrossCountry and Virgin Trains services were being diverted via Crewe not calling at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Stockport.

 Lines from Crewe to Chester and both the Crewe and Shrewsbury into Wales are being affected.

 There are problems between Huddersfield and Leeds, and in the Hull area on the trans-Pennine routes.

 Those intending to travel between London and northern England have switched to east Midlands Railway operating from Sheffield to London St Pancras.

 Services on the line via Derby and Leicester, and connecting links from Sheffield, are extremely crowded.

 By severe disruption on Britain’s flagship rail line the  pressure on the Sheffield-London line was intensified.

 A series of trains from London to Leeds, Edinburgh and Aberdeen has been cancelled by LNER which runs the trains on the East Coast main line from London King’s Cross to Yorkshire, northeast England and Scotland.

Trains from Scotland, Leeds and Newcastle in the south were cancelled or terminated at Doncaster while others were delayed. As there was no driver being available the train pulled up at Doncaster. Passengers were advised to catch next trains but it was standing room only for two-and –a half hours.

 Due to the engineering work between Peterborough and Doncaster longer journeys than normal had been scheduled.

 As the trains were diverted via London the journey times were extended by an hour.

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