Flu Season: Why Travel Insurance Helps

Last updated on 03/28/2023

WARWICK, R.I., Oct. 31, 2016 -- The flu is a serious concern for travelers this time of year. According to the CDC, the United States deals with seasonal flu epidemics every year. The virus is most common during the fall and winter months.

Travelers concerned about an unforeseen illness affecting their travel plans have several options when it comes to finding the right travel insurance plan. Travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip says the key is to purchase a policy early.

"Travelers who wait till they get sick to purchase travel insurance will not be covered in the event they want to cancel a trip. That's why we always tell travelers to buy a policy as soon as they put a deposit down on a trip. That way, they'll be better protected," says InsureMyTrip Product Director Lynne Peters.

Here are some examples how travel insurance benefits can help:

Trip Cancellation: a traveler gets the flu and must cancel a trip.

Trip Cancellation: a traveler must cancel a trip because a travel companion or family member gets the flu.

Emergency Medical Coverage: a sick traveler must see a doctor and/or go to the hospital during a trip.

Emergency Medical Evacuation Coverage: in rare cases, a sick traveler requires an emergency medical evacuation back home for further care.

Trip Interruption: an extremely sick traveler cannot continue with a trip and must return home.

All claims must be supported by a doctor.

Visit InsureMyTrip's Education and Learn Center for more information about travel insurance and answers to common questions, such as limitations due to pre-existing conditions and how they may be covered.

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