Coronavirus Pandemic

Officials worldwide are working to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The rapidly spreading virus - officially named COVID-19 - was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 and has spread to more than 100 countries so far. On March 19, the U.S. State Department issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory, the highest possible level of travel advisory, advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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

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  • How the Travel Insurance Industry Is Reacting to COVID-19

  • How COVID-19 Changed Travel This Summer

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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: