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Weather Channel, March 13 2020 – Travel Insurance Probably Won’t Save You From Coronavirus Cancellations

Weather Channel, March 13 2020 – Travel Insurance Probably Won’t Save You From Coronavirus Cancellations

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The novel coronavirus outbreak has crippled the travel industry worldwide. Cruises are canceled, major airports are empty and hotel bookings are bottoming out.

But is all of the disruption and money lost by travelers covered by trip insurance?

Probably not, experts say, even in the wake of a worldwide pandemic.

“Unfortunately, there is limited cancellation coverage (for coronavirus) under most standard travel insurance policies,” Kasara Barto, of the travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth, told the Los Angeles Times. “Virus outbreaks do not fall under the standard cancellation reasons on most travel insurance.”

Read the full Weather.com article online here: https://weather.com/health/coronavirus/news/2020-03-13-coronavirus-travel-insurance-travel-cancellations