Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak - officially named COVID-19 - was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Since then, COVID-19 has spread worldwide, severely impacting travel, causing travel restrictions and border closures. The U.S. State Department has issued travel advisories for many countries. Travelers can view the current list of U.S. State Department Travel Advisories. 

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

  • What Americans Need to Know Before Traveling Domestically

  • For the First Time, Younger Travelers Insure the Majority of Trips

  • How COVID-19 Changed Travel: 3 Surprising Trends Revealed

  • Mandatory COVID-19 Coverage Raises Travel Insurance Questions

  • How U.S. Residents Are Traveling After COVID-19

  • Four Tips Travelers Need to Know Before Filing a Cancel for Any Reason Claim

  • If Domestic Trips Are the New Future of Travel, Why Buy Travel Insurance?

  • The One New Travel Concern That Can’t Be Covered by Cancel for Any Reason

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

  • How COVID-19 Changed Travel This Summer


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: