What's Open for Vacation: Tools to Discover Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

If I buy a travel insurance plan now, how can it help if COVID-19 affects my trip?

If you, a family member or a traveling companion are diagnosed with COVID-19 before or during your trip, and meet the requirements for coverage due to sickness, you can be covered for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Medical & Dental, and Emergency Assistance & Transportation, in addition to our 24/7 Emergency Assistance services. You can also be covered for additional lodging expenses and extension of your travel insurance plan if you are required to isolate at your destination and your return is delayed.

See our COVID-19 Travel Insurance Guide for more details

For your safety and the safety of others, travelers who believe they may have contracted the virus should call our 24/7 Emergency Assistance team who will coordinate local treatment on your behalf.

Read Plan Documents for coverage details.

Use this interactive COVID-19 Restriction Map from Openupforbusiness.com to select a region and see what pandemic-related travel restrictions are in place.

See our COVID-19 Travel Insurance Guide

The world is beginning to reopen from pandemic lockdown, Coronavirus travel bans easing and people are planning vacations again. As part of that awakening, we’re sharing some tips and tools to help you follow the progress around the world. And, when you're ready, these resources can help make it easier to plan that trip you've been imagining for months.

Travel is one of the first things Americans say they'll be planning and spending on once “things return to normal” and some of the most popular destinations are easing up on COVID-19 restrictions, beginning to welcome tourists back.

It will take some time for destinations around the world to reopen – so how do you know what’s open, and to what extent? You can cut out a lot of the guesswork and internet searching by using the tools on this page to find up-to-date information about COVID-19 restrictions around the world, including Coronavirus border entry and travel restrictions, airline activity, social distancing rules and quarantine or stay at home measures.

When you’re ready for that next big step, remember Generali travel insurance. Our plans do provide coverage if you, a family member, or a traveling companion contract COVID-19 and plan requirements are met. Be aware that our plans will not provide coverage if you cancel your trip due to fear of travel. See our FAQ and COVID-19 Information page for details, and read the Plan Documents to familiarize yourself with coverages before you buy travel insurance.

Also read: Tips for buying Travel Insurance During a Pandemic 

Tools to Discover COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

  • Global COVID-19 Restriction map - an interactive map with up-to-date information on area lockdowns, travel bans, quarantine measures, airline/flight operations at country, state and local levels. Content is updated at least once a day and is maintained by Safeture Analysts.

  • CanITravel.net - a COVID-19 travel planning tool that helps you navigate the latest pandemic travel restrictions. Just enter where you live and if you're vaccinated and they will tell you about your ability to travel to any country and what testing, quarantine and mask requirements are in place. They also have a handy list of countries currently open for vacation. Pro tip: If you're waiting for a destination to open for travel, enter your email address and get updates on the status.

  • COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool

  • U.S. map from AAA - Coronavirus travel bans and entry restrictions at state, county and local levels

Where are Americans Traveling First?

With Coronavirus travel bans beginning to lift, Americans are starting to travel again – where are they going to visit first? According to Expedia, the top flight destinations are:

  1. Orlando
  2. Honolulu
  3. Las Vegas
  4. Miami
  5. Cancun

Also read: Why Get Travel Insurance When Vacationing in the U.S.

Most people vacationing during COVID-19 are staying in country, taking small hop flights and, especially, road trips. Surveys show 35% of travelers would prefer to drive rather than fly once they can travel again. Travelers even said they would be willing to travel an extra 6 hours by driving! Read about the flexcation travel trend.

Here’s why buying road trip travel insurance is a great idea: Travel insurance provides coverage for certain mishaps that can occur when you travel at least 100 miles from your home. Want to insure your prepaid, non-refundable hotel reservations, theme park tickets or the deposit to rent an RV for a week? See how travel insurance can help you on your road trip.

If you’re going to rent a car for your next road trip vacation, consider looking into a travel insurance plan with Rental Car Damage coverage. Generali Travel Insurance’s premium plan includes Rental Car Damage coverage, or you can purchase the Standard or Preferred plan and add it on for an additional cost.  

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