Archive for October 2012

U.S. Department of State issues Travel Warning for Tunisia

Published by October 31, 2012

Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for international travel. Policies available on squaremouth.com may include terrorism and non-medical evacuation coverage. The U.S. Department of State updated its travel warning for Tunisia on October 19, 2012. After the U.S. Embassy and American Cooperative School in Tunis were attacked, the Department ordered the departure of all non-essential U.S. government personnel from the country.  According to […]

Airline Flexibility Policies for Hurricane Sandy

Published by October 30, 2012

Thousands of flights have been cancelled due to threatening weather conditions across the Eastern seaboard from Hurricane Sandy, leaving travelers scrambling to rebook and make alternate travel arrangements. Travel insurance can help counter the costs related to trip interruption and travel delay. Additionally, some airlines are offering flexibility policies for customers wishing to change reservations. […]

Hurricane Sandy Disrupts Cruise Travel

Published by October 26, 2012

  Hurricane Sandy proved deadly as it barreled through the Caribbean, claiming nearly two dozen lives. As of 11am today, the National Hurricane Center reported that the storm’s maximum sustained winds are 80mph, making this a category 1 storm. Although the storm is relatively weak at this point, experts are concerned that it may merge […]

Winter Ski Trip Travel Insurance Tips

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The peak of ski season is less than two months away, and many travelers are busy making plans for winter getaways. Because of possible disruptions associated with winter travel, it is always a good idea to consider travel insurance.  For winter ski trips, there are a few points that travelers should note. 1. Weather benefits […]

Why You Should Buy Travel Insurance Early

Published by October 25, 2012

While travelers can buy travel insurance up to the day before departure, there are several reasons purchasing travel insurance early is beneficial. Trip cancellation benefits begin protecting travelers for covered reasons listed in the policy the day after a plan is purchased. This means that travelers can claim cancellation benefits the day after purchase if […]

Squaremouth Answers Question about Travel Insurance for an Around the World Trip

Published by October 24, 2012

From Lonely Planet’s Travel Forum (the full discussion can be found here): I am starting my 6 month round the world trip (US, Central America, Cuba, Europe, trans siberian train) and would like to buy travel insurance. As my residency is in Hong Kong and I start the journey from Australia, I am having trouble finding a travel insurance policy that suits […]

Making Travel Plans for Thanksgiving?

Published by October 22, 2012

Although Thanksgiving is still a month away, it is not too early to make travel arrangements. In fact, since it is the busiest time for travel, it is a good idea for travelers to book in advance to ensure tickets to their destinations are available. In addition, purchasing early can save travelers money, as ticket […]

Novel Coronavirus Recently Detected

Published by October 19, 2012

Another case of a new coronavirus, causing acute respiratory syndrome, has been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). The first case occurred in June in Saudi Arabia, while the most recent case was reported in September when a person from Qatar was infected after traveling to Saudi Arabia. Travel insurance can cover travelers for […]

U.S. Department of State Issues Travel Warning for Columbia

Published by October 18, 2012

Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for international travel. Policies available on squaremouth.com may include terrorism and non-medical evacuation coverage. Below is an update on the travel warning issued for Columbia. The U.S. Department of State updated its travel warning for Columbia on October 3, 2012. According to the department’s website, the safety of tourist destinations in Columbia, including Cartagena and Bogota, has […]