2020 was a year to forget for travelers. The COVID-19 global pandemic significantly hampered travel last year because many countries closed their borders to international tourists to stop the spread of the virus. As a result, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reported that global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with international arrivals dropping by 74%. Destinations worldwide welcomed 1 billion fewer international arrivals in 2020 than in the previous year.
With summer travel season quickly approaching and more international destinations opening up for travelers abroad. A recent Forbes article stated that America’s largest city would drop restrictions on restaurants, retail, stadiums and other businesses by July 1, 2021. The loosing of regulations will make it the ideal tourist attraction for domestic and international tourists. Please remember that New York City was locked down in March 2020 before suffering the worst Covid-19 outbreak in the nation. Since then, New York has been under some of the strictest Covid-19 regulations in the country to combat the pandemic.
Another popular destination for international travelers across the globe is Italy. As noted by Travel Agent Central, Italy is ready to welcome back visitors from across the world, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said after a G20 tourism ministers meeting in early May. If you remember correctly, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, New York and Italy struggled with containing the virus. So to see both destinations recover and preparing to open for tourists shows just how far the world has come against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Are you required to buy travel insurance?
Travel insurance can be a requirement depending on the country your planning on visit and even if it’s not a requirement, it’s still a good thing to have. Travel insurance can protect your investment in your trip and provide additional benefits such as protection for lost luggage and protection for unforeseen events like the death of family members and many other items covered under your policy.
Not all travel insurance providers are created equal
Trawick International does not care about your relationship status. So if you are married, in a domestic partnership or just in something complicated, you and your partner are eligible to receive coverage from Trawick International. If you can provide the following information, such as evidence of cohabitation, shared financial assets and obligations for at least the previous six months and an affidavit of domestic partnership, if recognized by the jurisdiction within which you reside. You and your significant other will be able to have all the benefits available that are offered on the Trawick International insurance plan.
Get a quote & buy travel insurance
2021 is the year of the comeback for travel, especially with the exciting news from New York and Italy. Just remember, before you take a bite of the big apple or navigate the canals of Venice, make sure you speak to us at Trawick International to receive a customized travel insurance plan that meets you and your partner's needs.
Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full-service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types worldwide. We offer various travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insurance, international travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. Our company's mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products that offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. Contact us at 888-301-9289 or firstname.lastname@example.org.