SHOULD I STILL TRAVEL?
We’re hearing from many of our members who are torn as to whether they should continue with their travel plans or cancel them. We can’t make that decision for our members, but are providing information on travel safety and insurance to help travelers make the decision that is right for them.
"Research is important to any traveler ahead of a trip. It’s no different with the coronavirus," said Brenda Hunsberger, Senior Vice President Travel Services, AAA Club Alliance. "Follow the Center for Disease Control and State Department’s recommendations, consult your health care professional, find out about the change and cancellation policies from your travel provider (airline, cruise line, hotel, tour operator, etc.), and talk to a travel pro about travel insurance possibilities before making any decision."
AAA Travel continues to monitor the situation and is in regular contact with our travel partners. Many travel providers, including airlines, hotels, cruise lines and tour operators have altered itineraries and adjusted their policies in response to the outbreak.
You may want to explore these websites for additional guidance:
TRAVEL – IS IT STILL SAFE?
Traveling anywhere else is a personal decision you have to make based on all facts available.
First and foremost, if you are feeling sick, don’t travel. Even if you are not sick, talk to your health care provider about medical recommendations, especially as it may relate to your age and personal health.
For travelers considering a cruise vacation, the U.S. State Department and CDC now recommend that U.S. citizens, particularly those with underlying health conditions, should not travel by cruise ship. As noted above, some cruise lines are canceling or suspending operations for now.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the leading voice of the global cruise industry, has adopted additional enhanced screening measures in response to COVID-19.
"Our AAA travel agents are knowledgeable, caring and available to assist members if they have questions or concerns about cruises or other travel," said Hunsberger.
TRAVEL INSURANCE – DOES IT COVER THE CORONAVIRUS?
Travel insurance generally excludes epidemics and pandemics. If you have a trip already booked, check with your travel providers (cruise line, airline, hotel, etc.) to see what waivers they have put in place. If you are planning a trip, also check with travel providers to understand their coronavirus-related policies and connect with a travel agent. Depending on your situation, there could be some travel insurance options for your needs.
No matter where you travel, make sure you are taking everyday preventive measures to help halt the spread of respiratory diseases.
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QUARANTINE – WHAT IS THE LIKELIHOOD I COULD BE QUARANTINED IF I TRAVEL?
If you choose to take that trip:
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