Archive for February 2012

Travel Alerts – Panama

Published by February 27, 2012

United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 February 05, 2012 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. The State Department alerts U.S. citizens of the risks of travel along the Pan-American Highway in western Panama at this time.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2012. Disputes over mining rights […]

Travel Warning – Colombia

Published by February 23, 2012

United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 February 21, 2012 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. The Department of State reminds U.S. citizens of the dangers of travel to Colombia. Security in Colombia has improved significantly in recent years, including in tourist and business travel destinations such as Cartagena […]

Cancel For Work Reasons Travel Insurance

Published by February 22, 2012

Question from Flyer Talk’s Forum Non-Medical Travel Insurance  All, Please forgive me is this has been answered before/elsewhere. I’m looking to purchase travel insurance for a vacation in August to Costa Rica. It’s possible that I may change jobs before then, and if I do, I won’t be traveling. Does anyone know of affordable travel […]

Travel Warning – Mexico

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United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 February 8, 2012 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens about the security situation in Mexico.  General information on the overall security situation is provided immediately below.  For information on […]

Travel Alert – Syria

Published by February 20, 2012

United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 February 6, 2012 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. The United States warns U.S. citizens against travel to Syria and recommends that U.S. citizens in Syria depart immediately. The United States advised the Government of Syria that it has suspended all embassy […]

Travel Alert 2012 – Pakistan

Published by February 17, 2012

United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 February 2, 2012 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. The State Department warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Pakistan. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Pakistan dated August 8, 2011, to update information on security incidents and […]

Trips to Greece are Safe, Says Travel Experts

Published by February 15, 2012

According to travel experts, trips to Greece are currently safe. An article from MSNBC reports: The most important thing to realize is that the riots, which led to dozens of looted shops and buildings lit afire, have been located in the downtown core, specifically Syntagma Square, said Rich Sorensen, travel news editor for Europe Through the […]

Trapped In Costa Rica Without Travel Insurance

Published by February 14, 2012

A recent story reported by FOX news uncovered a young couple trapped in Costa Rica because they couldn’t afford to be medically transported back to the U.S. Ron and Elissa Merritt are desperately trying to get back to the United States, where they have health insurance and access to U.S. doctors and hospitals. But they […]

Finally Reading the Fine Print Regarding Trip Interruption Coverage

Published by February 10, 2012

Question from Cruise Critic’s Forum Finally reading the fine print re: Trip Interruption I need to purchase travel insurance for our upcoming April cruise. I don’t need Cancellation insurance (reason: after not buying any insurance for 10+ cruises, I figure I saved some $$ and am self-insured against cancellation…). Which brings me to Trip Interruption. […]

Travelex Updates Their OFAC Restrictions

Published by February 8, 2012

Travelex Insurance Services, a travel insurance provider, has updated their OFAC restrictions based on improved business processes. The U.S. Department of Treasurey’s Office of Assets Control administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers and other groups which […]