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Dominican Republic Travel Information

Dominican Republic Travel Information

The Dominican Republic is the Perfect Getaway

If you are not familiar with the Dominican Republic, here are some interesting facts about the country to get you acquainted with the tropical destination. The Dominican Republic is the 2nd largest country in the Caribbean with coasts on both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

The Dominican Republic is just two hours away from Florida, four hours from New York, and eight hours from Europe.

COVID-19 Travel Information for the Dominican Republic

As reported by godominicanrepublic.com, aligning with the Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan's launch on September 15, 2020, travelers no longer need to provide a negative PCR or COVID-19 test upon arrival.  Instead, airports and other ports of entry will perform a quick, aleatory breath test to between 3% and 15% of passengers and all those who present symptoms upon arrival.  Passengers traveling from the United Kingdom to the Dominican Republic must submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued not more than 72 hours before travel.  Travelers that arrive in the Dominican Republic without a negative PCR certificate are subject to COVID-19 testing upon arrival and must quarantine for the next seven days in a government facility.

Also indicated by godominicanrepulic.com, as of January 26, 2021, the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism is offering complimentary viral antigen testing to all international visitors staying at a hotel to meet the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) travel protocols requiring all travelers ages two and above returning to the United States to present proof of a negative PCR or viral COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours before departure. The complimentary viral test offering will be distributed at hotels across the country to travelers who qualify for the Free Health Coverage Plan.

What Do When Visiting the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is known for its vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches, and pristine golf courses. The Dominican Republic offers a variety of activities for travelers to enjoy.  Many travelers don’t realize that The Dominican Republic is a family-friendly destination.  They even have a Nickelodeon Hotel Resort in Punta Cana with a Pineapple house to stay in, just like Sponge Bob’s house.  Don’t believe us about the Pineapple house, here is an article from Travel+Leisure that describes what it’s like to stay in the Pineapple house! 

If you are traveling without the kids and are looking for some entertaining nightlife, check out what is going on in The Dominican Republic’s capital of Santa Domingo. You can dance the whole night away to salsa, merengue, and bachata.  We highly recommend that you check out Mamma Club.  If you are interested in more places to frequent the nightlife in Santa Domingo, check out what the nomadichustle.com has to say. 

If you are going for leisure and want to enjoy the beach, The Dominican Republic has over 200 beaches to enjoy.  The most popular beach in The Dominican Republic is Bávaro Beach, just north of Punta Cana.  You can relax the whole day away on the picture-perfect white sand. 

Travel Insurance When Visiting The Dominican Republic

As mentioned above, there are no travel restrictions to enter The Dominican Republic and travel insurance isn't a requirement at this time; however, it's highly recommended. Trawick International is voted one of the top travel insurance providers for 2021 by Forbes Magazine.  We offer travel insurance plans designed to fit your needs and budget. Also, we are one of the few providers that provide the highly sought out “Cancel for Any Reason” benefit on specific Trip Cancellation policies.  Contact us today to get a travel insurance quote for your trip to the Dominican Republic.


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 info@trawickinternational.com.

By Administrator at 29 Mar 2021

Disney Travel 2021

Disney Travel 2021

Disney World is one of the most popular travel destinations in the United States. In 2019, over 20.9 million people visited Disney World, as noted by Statista.com.  Please remember that these numbers were before the pandemic occurred. Today, we are operating in the post-COVID-19 world that has changed the way people experience just about everything. This is even true to those visiting the most magical place on earth.

COVID-19 Regulations When Visiting Disney World

As reported on Disney World.disney.go.com, the following regulations must be followed to visit:

Enhanced Protective Measures:

Mandatory face coverings are required for both Cast Members and Guests ages two and older, with the addition of hand-washing stations and physical barriers, where appropriate

Physical Distancing:

Theme park capacity will be reduced to enable physical distancing and add appropriate signs to help guests move responsibly throughout the property.

Temperature Checks:

Before entering Disney World, all guests will have to go through a temperature screening. Also, health screenings and temperature checks will be required daily for Cast Members.

Limited-Contact Enhancements:

It is recommended for all Guests to use cashless payment options, including debit cards, credit cards, Disney Gift Cards, or Magic Bands.

Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitation:

Enhanced cleaning protocols have been implemented for your and your family's safety.

Park Reservations:

Because theme park capacity will be significantly limited to comply with governmental requirements and promote physical distancing, attendance will be managed through a new theme park reservation system that will require all Guests, including Annual Passholders, to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance.

Cost Savings While Visiting Disney World

To enjoy Disney World, you have to be prepared to spend money.  A trip to Disney World can add up fast. You have to pay travel expenses such as airfare or gas if you are driving and parking.  On top of lodging and meals for you and your family.  All of this is on top of the expenses to enter the park, pay for food and unique items while visiting Disney World.  For example, a family of four will have to pay $436 ($109 per person for the lowest day pass available) before taxes to experience Disney World.

We know that everyone has a different budget in mind, but we wanted to share a great resource called Inside the Magic to plan for your next trip to Disney World on a budget.  Inside the magic recommends that you take the following actions when visiting Disney World:

Visit on a Weekday:

If you want to see some significant savings on tickets for Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney often offers lower ticket prices during the week compared to the weekend.

Avoid Holidays:

The holiday season is one of the year’s busiest times at Walt Disney World. That means Disney’s dynamic pricing model to price out their admission tickets makes it very expensive during that time of year. Late November, December, and early January are all times of the year to avoid if you want to save money on tickets.

Consider an Annual Pass:

To Decide the ticket type that is right for you and your family, consider an Annual Pass to maximize savings if you plan to return to Walt Disney World in the next 12 months. 

Make Sure Your Vacation Investment Is Protected

Before you put on those mouse ears and frequent Disney World, make sure you purchase a travel insurance plan designed to meet your family's needs.  We at Trawick International offer various plans that will help make your Disney World trip a long-lasting memory for you and your family.


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 info@trawickinternational.com.

By Administrator at 23 Mar 2021

Ski Jackson Hole

Skiing at Jackson Hole

Have You Tried to Ski Jackson Hole

When people think of popular ski destinations out west in the United States, people think of Aspen, Park City, and Lake Tahoe.  Many have not heard or experienced Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Jackson Hole is part of the Teton Mountain range and is located just south of Yellowstone national park.  Jackson Hole is becoming a trendy ski destination and even has started to rival well-known ski destinations out west such as Vail, Aspen, Park City, and Lake Tahoe.

Jackson Hole averages over 500 inches of snow a year, making it a desirable winter activity place.  Rumor on the street is that Jackson Hole is one of the most challenging ski destinations in the United States, with half the mountains terrain rated expert.  This is true, but there are many ski runs available for beginners and intermediate skiers too.  This ski destination has a little something for everyone.

Now that you found out some information about the ski conditions at Jackson Hole, why not find where to stay.  As noted by visitjacksonhole.com, Jackson Hole offers various lodging from hotels right on the mountain to accommodations downtown.  Here some more information about the resorts:

The Wort Hotel

The Wort Hotel offers 55 luxurious guest rooms with five sophisticated Western-themed suites, including the famous Silver Dollar Suite. Each of our Jackson Hole lodging accommodations is uniquely decorated and beautifully afforded with custom-made furniture and original western art.

The Lodge at Jackson Hole

Located just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Jackson’s historic Town Square, The Lodge’s inviting guest rooms, world-class amenities and personalized service ensure that you are well-rested and well prepared for an unforgettable Jackson Hole experience.

Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole

Choose from spacious guest rooms, private cabins or exquisite spa suites – all uniquely designed and appointed with décor that honors a Western theme of early settlers paired with contemporary comforts that will exceed your expectations.

Like many ski destinations, in 2020, Jackson Hole was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many ski resorts in and around Jackson Hole have implemented new protocols to keep visitors safe this ski season.  As reported on Jackson Hole.com,  guests are required to wear face coverings in all indoor and outdoor public areas, including village common areas, upper mountain common areas, inside all buildings and facilities, in line mazes, when loading, riding, and unloading lifts, gondolas, and the aerial tram. The only exceptions are when skiing and when seated for dining.

Before you hit the slopes and go skiing or snowboarding, make sure you reach out to Trawick International and inquire about our SafeTreker Adventure travel insuranceSafeTreker is an adventure travel insurance product designed to cover over 500 sports and activities.  Pretty much every activity you would like to try in Jackson Hole can be covered and if the activity or sport does not appear on the list, call us today and we will see if we can arrange it to be covered.


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 info@trawickinternational.com.

By Administrator at 8 Mar 2021

Hawaii 10 Day Quarantine

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Don’t Be Stuck Quarantining in Hawaii for Ten Days Because Of COVID-19

Hawaii is one of the most popular travel destinations for U.S. residents and international travelers. Hawaii offers terrific nightlife, beautiful beaches, jungles, and active volcanoes. It’s a top-rated honeymoon destination, but many don’t realize that Hawaii is made up of over 132 islands. Only seven islands are inhabited: Hawaii (also known as the Big Island), Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau.

To visit the Hawaiian Islands, travelers must be in full compliance with the state's travel regulations. You must self-quarantine for ten days when arriving on one of the beautiful islands that make up Hawaii if you don’t present a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours of traveling to Hawaii. To read the full travel requirements, please visit the COVID-19 State of Hawaii Portal.

As noted by the COVID-19 State of Hawaii portal, the negative COVID-19 test result must be uploaded onto Safe Travels Hawaii before departure or printed out before departure and a hard copy in hand when arriving in Hawaii. Additionally, The CDC Order that went into effect on January 26, 2021, does not impact the Safe Travels program. For international travelers arriving in the state of Hawaii from Japan and Canada (and Korea starting on Feb. 5), only tests from Trusted Testing Partners will be accepted for purposes of bypassing the State’s 10-day traveler quarantine. Travelers originating from any other international destination and coming directly to Hawai‘i cannot test for purposes of circumventing the State’s 10-day traveler quarantine.

The state of Hawaii does not have a travel insurance requirement to enter the state however, we highly recommend that international travelers consider purchasing a travel medical plan while visiting Hawaii or any other state within the United States. The United States does not offer universal healthcare, which means international travelers will have to pay out of pocket if they get sick when traveling and may need to see a doctor or visit the hospital. With a travel medical plan, costs associated with an illness or hospital stay can be eligible for coverage under the travel medical policy they choose to buy.

Now that all the technical stuff has been mentioned, it's time to focus on all the fun things you can do while visiting the Hawaiin Islands. As reported by the Only In Your State website, here are some fantastic sites and adventures to experience:

HAWAII ISLAND (BIG Island): Visit Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park

You absolutely must explore the Hawaii Volcanoes, National Park. A trip to Hawaii Volcanoes isn’t complete without a visit to the Kilauea Caldera, a trip down the Thurston Lava Tube, a walk through the lava fields, a drive down the Chain of Craters Road, and, of course, as much hiking as you can handle.

MAUI: Visit Ka'anapali Beach

Once the vacation retreat of choice for Hawaiian royalty, today Kaanapali is one of the island’s most popular expanses of white sands, surrounded by luxury hotels and resorts.

OAHU: Visit Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor triggered the United States’ entry into World War II. You may not have known that Hawaii was put under martial law until the end of the war. Today, Pearl Harbor houses various historical sites and is home to more than 160 commands. If you only see one thing while visiting Pearl Harbor, it has to be the famous USS Arizona Memorial.

KAUAI: Trek the Na Pali Coast

This piece of rugged Kauai coastline is said to be one of the most unspoiled natural beauties in all of Hawaii: thousand-foot cliffs are eroded to create vaulted valleys and hidden beaches. The erosion is the culprit behind one of the coastline’s other prominent features. You see, the only way to gain access is by a long, arduous hike, by boat, or via a helicopter tour. And that’s not for lack of trying – roads were once attempted, but as one of the most rapidly changing shorelines in the world, it was a futile attempt.

The Hawaiian Islands have so much to offer travelers.

Even though travel insurance is not a requirement to visit Hawaii, we highly recommend that you contact Trawick International to obtain a customized travel insurance policy that fits your needs while visiting Hawaii!


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. To become a Trawick International partner, call 888-301-9289 or email info@trawickinternational.com.

 

 

 

By Administrator at 17 Feb 2021

Adventure Travel

Adventure Travel Destinations & Insurance

No Matter The Adventure Or Location We Got You Covered

This is your year.  This is the year you go and finally take that adventure trip you have been thinking about since the pandemic began.  You have been cooped up in your apartment exercising on the new exercise equipment you purchased since you couldn’t go anywhere.  The whole time you were thinking about your next extreme adventure.  The time is right. Now is that time to book that adventure trip you have been craving.  The question that you now have is where should I go and what should I do?

A recent Travel Pulse article listed the top 10 states for adventure travel.  Based on the following available adventure sports, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, skiing, zip-lining, surfing, caving, skydiving and hang gliding.  The top states are Texas, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Colorado, and California.

If you feel like you would like to travel outside the United States, Traveler magazine recently came out with its top ten international destinations.  Their top countries for adventure travel are Australia, Argentina, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Portugal, Thailand, Greece, Spain, Italy, and Brazil.  Each one of these great countries offers a different adventure you can embark on.

Now that we have given you some food for thought let us tell you what you need to ensure that this trip goes as smoothly as possible.  You need SafeTreker adventure travel insurance.  SafeTreker is an adventure travel insurance product designed to cover over 500 sports and activities.  This adventure travel insurance offers varying benefits and coverage, depending on your budget and travel needs.

That’s right, you read that correctly, SafeTreker covers over 500 sports and activities domestically or internationally.  For domestic adventures, you have to be U.S. Citizens and U.S. Residents and must travel 100 miles or more from your home.  SafeTreker will even cover COVID-19 if you happen to catch it while on your adventure and we will treat it just like any other sickness.

So go and check out the SafeTreker website and get the activity or sport you want to participate in covered!


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. To become a Trawick International partner, call 888-301-9289 or email info@trawickinternational.com.

 

By Administrator at 2 Feb 2021
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