Can I be covered for medical care if I contract coronavirus while traveling?

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Short Answer

You may be covered if you contract the coronavirus (COVID-19) while traveling if your policy includes Coronavirus Medical coverage within the Emergency Medical benefit.

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Coronavirus Medical coverage is included within some policies under the Emergency Medical benefit. This benefit is designed to cover treatment specifically for travelers who unexpectedly contract the coronavirus while traveling. Click here to start a search for policies that may cover contracting coronavirus. 

If you contract coronavirus while on your trip, you should contact your provider’s 24-hour Emergency Assistance department as soon as reasonably possible. It is important to contact Emergency Assistance as soon as possible so your travel insurance provider can begin working with you on your situation, including explaining coverage and arranging medical care. On a case-by-case basis, your travel insurance provider may pre-certify medical payments for your hospital stay and treatment, as well as any necessary transportation.

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