Squaremouth’s Infectious Diseases Travel Insurance Information Center is a regularly-updated resource on coverage for disease outbreaks that may impact travelers. Visit an information center below to read FAQs and official provider position statements regarding coverage for a specific outbreak.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • US Travel Reaches All-Time High Amid Rise in Covid Variants

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. September 21, 2021 — A spike in US travel has coincided with rapidly spreading coronavirus variants.

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  • Europe is Top Destination for US Travelers Amid Entry Rule Change

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. August 31, 2021 — In September, travel to Europe will reach its highest point in over a year, accounting for 40% of all trips that month, according to travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.com. This comes as the EU recommends restricting entry to US travelers amid the spreading Delta variant.

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  • Nearly Half of Top US Tourist Destinations are Listed as Highest Covid-19 Risk

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. August 18, 2021 — The CDC recently added seven countries to their highest travel risk level for Covid-19. According to travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.com, four of these countries - Israel, France, Iceland and Aruba - are among the most popular destinations for US tourists.

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  • Required Travel Insurance Becoming More Popular, says Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. July 28, 2021 — Countries and cruise lines are turning to travel insurance as a resource to regain tourism.

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  • Europe Returns to No. 1 Destination for US Travelers for First Time Since Covid-19

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. July 13, 2021 — For the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, more US travelers are heading to Europe than any other destination.

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  • Squaremouth Warns of “Perfect Storm” for Travelers as Pandemic Causes Caribbean Travel Spike During Busy Hurricane Season

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. June 23, 2021 — American travelers are flocking to the Caribbean like never before due to ongoing border closures. Caribbean countries comprise 8 of the top 10 summer travel destinations, according to travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth.com.

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  • Why Vaccinated Travelers Should Still Buy Travel Insurance

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. June 15, 2021 — Most travelers who had trips impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic weren’t forced to cancel their trips due to contracting the virus, according to travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth.

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  • Younger Demographics Show Highest Ever Interest in Travel Insurance

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  • How Summer Travel is Shaping Up Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • How the Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout is Changing Traveler Behavior

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. March 23, 2021 — It’s been just over 3 months since the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, and there has already been a notable shift in traveler behavior. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, breaks down how the Covid-19 vaccine is changing the way travelers are approaching their trips in 2021.

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FAQs

Infectious Disease Event Center External Resources

Travel insurance coverage for infectious diseases is typically limited to travelers who actually contract the disease or illness, however there are preventive measures you can take if you know about the outbreak ahead of time. These resources explain disease outbreaks in more detail: