Last Updated: 04/02/2020 09:35AM ET

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.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Travel Insurance Information Center explains travel insurance coverage for the outbreak. This resource is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with official provider position statements, answers to frequently asked questions, and more. Information is subject to change at any time.

Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions about coverage for the coronavirus pandemic. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

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.

The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. The outbreak has spread to more than 100 countries so far.

Major airports in the United States, including New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, are screening passengers for signs of the virus.

Squaremouth created a Traveler's Guide to Travel Insurance for Coronavirus, explaining what coverage is recommended for travelers who are buying a policy now, and what coverage may apply to current policyholders.

If you are currently traveling in an area that may be affected by the coronavirus, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

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