Diwali Is Approaching. Are You Protected To Celebrate?
Diwali will be celebrated on November 14th and last for five days this year. Diwali is a beautiful time for Hindu families to come together and celebrate by having elaborate feasts, lighting diyas, and just being together. This year, unfortunately, many who celebrate Diwali will not have the opportunity to travel to India because of COVID-19 travel restrictions and celebrate with family.
Luckily, there are no restrictions for visitors from India to visit the United States. Over the past 30 years, the popularity of Diwali has increased in the United States. This is no surprise that Diwali observance is on the rise because there are over 2.23 million Hindus in the United States now, according to the Pew Research Center. Hinduism and Buddhism are the fourth-largest faith groups in the country behind Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
Travelers will need to take additional precautions to protect themselves and their families when traveling to the United States to celebrate Diwali this year. We at Trawick International highly recommend that if you are visiting the United States from India or another country that celebrates Diwali, you should purchase a travel medical insurance policy. Unlike many countries, the United States does not provide healthcare insurance for travelers abroad.
What is travel medical insurance, you ask? Travel medical insurance is a type of insurance designed to cover emergency health care costs incurred while traveling or vacationing abroad. For example, you slip and hit your head and are rushed to the hospital. You will be responsible for covering all the costs associated with your visit to the hospital out of pocket. Now, if you were to purchase travel medical insurance, the price of a local ambulance to transport you to the hospital, your emergency room co-payment, the bill for your hospital room and board, and all other eligible medical expenses would be covered under your travel medical insurance policy.
Trawick International offers several plans for non-US Citizens/Residents to purchase. Our Safe Travel USA, Safe Travel USA Coast Saver, and Safe Travels USA Comprehensive medical plans provide coverage for COVID-19 related expenses and treat it the same as any other sickness. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Trawick International has insured COVID-19 and will continue to do so to make sure that families from across the world can be together to celebrate life’s special moments.