Our Travel Insurance Advice

When planning their trips, many travelers ask themselves, “Should I buy travel insurance?”, but often don’t know where to start or what coverage to look for.

Travel insurance provides financial protection for unexpected events that affect a traveler’s trip, such as a cancellation caused by an illness, or an injury that occurs during the trip. Most travel insurance policies were built to be comprehensive, with traveler’s main concerns at the top mind. Popular benefits on a policy include coverage for trip expenses, medical emergencies, travel delays, and luggage.

Squaremouth’s Travel Insurance Advice blog answers questions about travel insurance, including general information about how it works and what it covers, answers to travel insurance-related FAQs, and coverage information for the most popular destinations and countries that require travel insurance.

Coronavirus – COVID-19 Resources

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that travelers are faced with unfamiliar challenges and have more concerns than ever before. We have created the following resources to answer traveler’s questions during these difficult times. These resources are continuously updated as the pandemic evolves..

A Guide to Travel Insurance for COVID-19: Explains travel insurance for the coronavirus pandemic and lists available coverage.

Coronavirus Pandemic Current Event Center: Includes updates and official statements from providers regarding COVID-19.

Help Center Coronavirus Coverage FAQs: Answers frequently asked questions related to the coronavirus pandemic.


Countries Requiring Travel Insurance

Many countries around the world require foreign travelers to have travel insurance in order to gain entry into the country. It has become a growing trend for countries to mandate travel insurance due to an increase in unsettled medical bills from visitors. Squaremouth breaks down where travel insurance is required, explaining in-depth the standards travelers must meet to meet each country’s requirements.

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Most Popular Destinations

While travel within the United States has always been most common, many travelers booking international trips turn to travel insurance due to a high trip cost and the need for medical coverage while overseas. Squaremouth’s Most Popular Destinations pages list the most visited countries for U.S. residents, and explains our travel insurance recommendations for each.


Why Trust Squaremouth’s Advice?

Squaremouth has been helping travelers find the best travel insurance for their trips since 2003. Our staff are regularly featured as travel insurance experts in national publications, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.

We have been nationally and internationally recognized for our multi-award-winning customer service department. We always follow our core value to “downsell”, providing an unbiased recommendation to help each traveler find the least expensive travel insurance policy that matches their coverage needs for the lowest possible price. We never want our customers to pay more than they need to for a policy, or to buy a policy that doesn’t have adequate coverage for their needs. If we know a traveler’s main concerns can’t be covered, we will advise they don’t buy a policy at all.

Our job doesn’t end when a traveler buys a policy. Customer service is our top priority at Squaremouth, and our team of licensed travel insurance experts is happy to help travelers at any point of their trip – before, during, or after.


About Squaremouth

Squaremouth compares travel insurance policies from every major provider in the United States. Using our comparison engine and customer reviews, travelers can search, compare, and buy travel insurance online.

Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, Squaremouth has insured more than 1 million travelers worldwide, growing to $34 million in annual sales in 2019.