Help for Missouri travelers planning a European vacation

The European Union is recommending its 27 nations remove the United States from a safe list of countries for nonessential travel. 

With nearly 140,000 people hospitalized in the U.S. from Covid-19, U.S. hospitalizations are now at the highest point in more than seven months, according to federal official data.

So, can Americans visit Europe this fall after the EU moved to restrict non-essential travel from the U.S.? It's complicated due to a patchwork of travel restrictions and entry requirements with rules and regulations differing from country to country.

And that's not good news, as a new report from InsureMyTrip finds Italy and France are among the top destinations for Missouri residents (according to travel insurance policies purchased). 

InsureMyTrip has developed a new Visa Requirement and Travel Restriction tool that allows users to search by destination to see what requirements or restrictions travelers should expect. 

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InsureMyTrip has Travel Insurance Agents licensed in Missouri, who can walk you through what travelers need to know before booking a trip to Europe.

Please see below for information about the travel insurance options available for those planning a trip to Europe.  

What happens if you planned trip to Europe and then restrictions are put in place? 

It’s important to remember, traditional travel insurance does not cover pandemics.  However, we have seen most providers adapt coverage to consider Covid-19 as any other covered illness.  InsureMyTrip’s new Covid-19 recommendation tool has been added to our travel insurance quote process.  It can help travelers find coverage for Covid-19. 

Cancel for Any Reason Option

The optional Cancel For Any Reason benefit (also known as “CFAR”) is a particularly popular coverage option, allowing for the more cancellation flexibility.  CFAR may reimburse 50% - 75% of your insured trip costs if you need to cancel your trip for a reason not covered by your policy.  CFAR is the only cancellation option to cover fear of travel, but there are several requirements, and not everyone qualifies.

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