*Updated March 24, 2020
The United States announced a travel restriction, banning international travelers from entering the U.S. from 26 European countries plus Ireland and the United Kingdom
The countries included in the travel ban are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, the United Kingdom and Vatican City.
What does this mean?
Most non-U.S. nationals will be barred from entering the United States if they have been in the above countries within the last 14 days. The designated area, which includes most of the Schengen region, includes most of the countries in Europe.
U.S. citizens, green card holders, some family members and a few other groups will be allowed to enter the United States, but will be subject to additional screenings if they have been in a virus hotspot within the last 14 days.
Will Travel Insurance Cover Me?
If you purchased “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage, you will be able to cancel your flight 48-hours or more before the flight is scheduled to depart, or according to the terms of your policy.
Many airlines are waiving fees associated with changing or canceling flights during this time. Check with your airline to see if these circumstances apply to you.
If you purchased travel medical insurance before the area you are in or traveled from was declared to be a dangerous area and restricted by travel bans, your insurance plan may cover you for coronavirus-related medical costs. Please reach out to the insurance provider directly to confirm what is covered in your specific case.
Still Have Questions?
If you still have questions or want anything clarified further, please reach out to our customer service team. We know this can be a stressful time to be thinking about travel, but our team is here to help make the experience a little better.