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What Americans Need to Know Before Traveling Domestically

What Americans Need to Know Before Traveling Domestically

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. August 27, 2020 — International border closures and travel bans have led Americans to travel within the US.

With domestic travel rising in popularity, travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth shares what travelers need to know before heading out of state.

Coverage for Contracting COVID-19 Available 

Domestic travelers concerned that contracting COVID-19 will impact their trip can find coverage from select travel insurance policies.

Despite high coronavirus cases in some states, travelers can still purchase a policy that includes cancellation coverage in the event they contract coronavirus before departure. Travelers can search for policies that may include cancellation or medical coverage for contracting coronavirus from 14 providers on Squaremouth.

Quarantine Requirements Not Covered Reason to Cancel

Some travelers are surprised to learn their destination state requires a quarantine period upon arrival, some up to 14 days. However, these requirements do not trigger trip cancellation benefits. 

Travelers who no longer wish to travel because they will have to quarantine at their destination will not be covered to cancel under a standard policy. 

COVID-19 Concerns Covered by Cancel for Any Reason 

The Cancel for Any Reason upgrade offers the most extensive cancellation coverage, making it the best option for travelers who have most concerns related to COVID-19, including changing travel regulations, flight cancellations due to lack of passengers, or accommodations canceling reservations due to COVID-19. 

With this upgrade, travelers can cancel their trips 2-3 days prior to departure and receive 75% reimbursement of their pre-paid, non-refundable trip cost. 


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For regularly updated information about Covid-19 and travel insurance, please visit our Covid-19 travel insurance information hub.


Notes to editors

Available Topic Expert: Megan Moncrief, Chief Marketing Officer, is available for comment and interview. mmoncrief@squaremouth.com (727) 378-0938

About Squaremouth: Squaremouth.com has insured over 2 million travelers. Using Squaremouth’s intuitive quoting and comparison engine, award-winning support team, and verified customer reviews, travelers can save time and money to find the best travel insurance policy for their trip.