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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus
« Reply #135 on: February 25, 2020, 07:05:04 PM »
I haven't seen any exclusions on travel policies (yet), so as long as it covers medical emergencies, one should be OK. However, since this virus seems to have an incubation period, one might be back (and even symptom free) while having contracted it.

Some people might get blocked for other reasons - they’ve traveled to —-- recently and the destination country is no longer allowing visitors that were in ——- in the last 14 days. Or, you simply want to cancel your trip because you don’t think your trip to Venice is such a great idea anymore.

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus
« Reply #136 on: February 25, 2020, 07:21:28 PM »
Which travel insurance are people buying in case coronavirus spreads to a place they have booked for travel? Do any credit card travel insurances cover this?

I read that quarantines are not covered, specifically about the sapphire.  This is not something insurance will handle. Can't remember where I saw it though.

If c'v a person got sick that is covered.

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus
« Reply #137 on: February 25, 2020, 07:41:42 PM »
Or, you simply want to cancel your trip because you don’t think your trip to Venice is such a great idea anymore.

Something like this. Does anything like this exist?

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus
« Reply #138 on: February 25, 2020, 08:17:32 PM »
Something like this. Does anything like this exist?
Some policies have cancel for any reason if purchased within 21 days of first travel booking with 75% reimbursement. Or if your work can give you a letter forbidding you to travel, cancel for work reason should apply.

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus
« Reply #139 on: February 25, 2020, 08:19:34 PM »
Some policies have cancel for any reason if purchased within 21 days of first travel booking with 75% reimbursement. Or if your work can give you a letter forbidding you to travel.

IINM cancel for any reason isn't available in NY. It is available on some policies in most other states.
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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus
« Reply #140 on: February 25, 2020, 08:20:47 PM »
IINM cancel for any reason isn't available in NY. It is available on some policies in most other states.
It definitely was available a few years ago. I used it.

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus
« Reply #141 on: February 25, 2020, 08:24:48 PM »
It definitely was available a few years ago. I used it.

Interesting. Most policies I've looked at didn't make cancel for any reason available in NY.
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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus
« Reply #142 on: February 25, 2020, 08:34:01 PM »
Interesting. Most policies I've looked at didn't make cancel for any reason available in NY.
That's a new thing I think, about a year ago or so depending on the insurance company
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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus
« Reply #143 on: February 25, 2020, 09:08:03 PM »
It definitely was available a few years ago. I used it.
which company?

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus
« Reply #144 on: February 25, 2020, 09:50:16 PM »
Some people might get blocked for other reasons - they’ve traveled to —-- recently and the destination country is no longer allowing visitors that were in ——- in the last 14 days. Or, you simply want to cancel your trip because you don’t think your trip to Venice is such a great idea anymore.
This.

Was wondering what the criteria would be for trip cancelation these days to places in Europe.

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus
« Reply #145 on: February 25, 2020, 09:55:20 PM »
This.

Was wondering what the criteria would be for trip cancelation these days to places in Europe.
I think it's generally based on official advisories in the area. Beyond that I guess YMMV depending on how persistent you are.

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus
« Reply #146 on: February 26, 2020, 12:37:51 AM »
which company?
Not sure. Maybe Ross Fire or something like that. Squaremouth makes it very easy to find.

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus
« Reply #147 on: February 26, 2020, 09:38:14 AM »
This is from a few weeks ago but it's pretty good.

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus
« Reply #148 on: February 26, 2020, 01:34:57 PM »
I think it's generally based on official advisories in the area. Beyond that I guess YMMV depending on how persistent you are.
What happens if a doctor advises someone not to travel?

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