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Costa Rica Destination Information

Costa Rica Destination Information

Things To Know About Costa Rica Before You Visit

Costa Rica is a country located in Central America that is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations. Costa Rica is a land of volcanoes, rainforests and cloud forests, huge waterfalls, and mighty rivers. This incredible natural setting makes it difficult to decide between the various activities it offers, including rafting, windsurfing, diving, kayaking, recreational fishing, and surfing.

If you are not into adventure tourism, don’t worry.  Costa Rica has some of the most beautiful beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and in the Caribbean Sea. There are over 600 beaches to visit in Costa Rica. The Caribbean region stands out for its variety of marine life and its white sand and black sand beaches.  While visiting the beaches you can try surfing, diving in clear water, basking in the sun and hiking along the coast.  Maybe you are interested in the environment.  If so, Costa Rica's territory is divided into 29 national parks, 19 wildlife refuges, eight biological reserves.

Now that you have heard about all of the terrific sites and adventures Costa Rica has to offer, it’s time to book a trip and enjoy it.  Just remember Costa Rica’s government has new requirements for travelers from abroad.  The government of Costa Rica has implemented the following criteria for visitors abroad to comply with before entering the country:

  • Fill out the electronic epidemiological health pass form before departure

  • Not show or experience symptoms associated with COVID-19

  • For international insurance policies, tourists must present certification from their travel insurance company, issued in English or Spanish, verifying the travel protection meets the following three conditions:

    • Effectiveness of the policy during the visit to Costa Rica

    • Coverage for Medical expenses in the event of becoming ill with the COVID-19 virus while on Your trip in Costa Rica, for at least $50,000

    • Includes minimum coverage of $2,000 for Trip Delay if you are delayed in returning home on Your Scheduled Return Date. 

Our Safe Travels Voyager travel protection policy has been updated to meet these requirements.  As of October 21, 2020, the Safe Travels Voyager plan is in full compliance with the coverages needed to obtain your travel health pass.  Our travel insurance plan provides up to $100,000 for trip cancellation and includes a $250,000 per person limit for primary medical coverage. The plan now offers up to $2,000 of Travel Delay coverage to comply with the new regulations.

To get a quote or to learn more about how Trawick International is providing coverage for Costa Rica, please visit www.trawickinternational.com or get a quote below.


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 4 Jan 2021

Travel Requirements for Thailand

COVID-19 Travel Requirements for Thailand

Make Sure That You Are Aware of The COVID-19 Travel Requirements for Thailand

Did you know that Thailand is one of the most popular places to visit in the world?  Like many other countries, the COVID-19 pandemic hurt Thailand’s tourism industry quite hard as it shut down international travel.  The good news is Thailand has begun to reopen its borders to travelers from all over the world on a limited basis.

As reported by Travel Pulse, to enter Thailand, all travelers arriving in Thailand must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR swab test taken within 72 hours prior to flight.  All travelers will be given a second COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.  If a traveler tests positive, they will be transferred to a state hospital for quarantine. If the test is negative, the traveler will be transferred to a state quarantine facility.  All approved travelers must quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Thailand at an Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) approved hotel or hospital.

As noted in the Travel Pulse article, travelers must have travel insurance that has the following requirements. Applicants will need to show evidence of medical and travel insurance that covers COVID-19. The insurance needs to cover at least US$100,000 in medical treatment, a minimum of 400,000 Thai baht (USD $13,050) for other medical and accident expenses. This insurance must be valid for the full length of stay in Thailand.

We at Trawick International have a travel insurance product that will meet the requirements of the required travel insurance by Thailand.  Our Safe Travels Voyager plan provides up to $100,000 for trip cancellation and includes a $250,000 per person limit for primary medical coverage.  Additionally, the plan offers Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) coverage, which will provide reimbursement for the percentage of the prepaid, non-refundable, forfeited payments you paid for your trip.  Trawick International insurance plans do not exclude losses due to COVID-19.  If a traveler, traveling companion, or a non-traveling family member becomes ill, our plans will reimburse customers for their non-refundable trip costs.

Now that you know the facts, it's time to book your vacation to Thailand.  Just remember to contact Trawick International and purchase our Safe Travels Voyager plan to meet the required travel insurance by the government of Thailand.


Trawick International has been a leading provider of travel insurance and other assistance services for more than 20 years. The Company offers a full suite of innovative travel insurance, travel medical insurance, student insurance, and emergency assistance services. Our success has been built on a foundation of trust that clients have placed in our ability to help them in the most challenging circumstances.

By Administrator at 27 Dec 2020

Travel To New York This Holiday Season

NYC Holiday Travel

Don’t Let COVID-19 Prevent You From Experiencing New York This Holiday Season

During the beginning of the pandemic, no place was affected more than New York.  As the nationwide shutdown went into effect, we all watched as New York struggled to contain the COVID-19 virus. To battle the virus, New York implemented a travel advisory that limited travel to New York unless you were an essential worker and required anyone who traveled to New York to quarantine for 14 days. 

On October 31, 2020, Governor Cuomo implemented new travel guidelines for visitors to New York. The new policy requires travelers must have tested negative for the virus within three days of their arrival to New York and have proof of the test. Then, once they've arrived, travelers must quarantine for three days. On the fourth day, travelers must get tested for the virus again. If the test on the fourth day is negative, travelers are free to enjoy their stay in New York. If it's positive, travelers must quarantine for 14 days. 

The Governor's new travel policy is a massive development for the New York holiday season.  Yes, this holiday season will be different. The Rockettes will not be performing this year and Broadway has gone dark.  But no place is more magical during the holidays than New York. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find twinkling lights and elaborate decorations. New York has all the outdoor winter activities you crave, including ice-skating under the stars.

To ensure that you can visit New York this holiday season, we at Trawick International want everyone to have the best possible holiday experience. That is why we highly recommend travelers purchase trip interruption, trip delay, and travel medical insurance policies. Trip Interruption provides reimbursement for unused, non-refundable insured trip costs if the trip is interrupted due to your becoming sick with COVID-19. Trip interruption insurance will cover the cost of your lodging if you contract COVID-19 and have to quarantine for an additional 14 days in New York.  Travel Medical coverage will cover your medical expenses on your trip if you become infected with COVID-19 and need treatment after traveling to New York.

Please note that not all travel insurance policies cover COVID-19.  Please make sure the policy you purchase does.  Check out our COVID-19 FAQ Page for more information about how Trawick International travel insurance covers COVID-19.


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 3 Dec 2020

Turks & Caicos Destination Information

Travel Insurance Required Turks and Caicos

Check Out the Hottest Caribbean Destination Because of COVID-19

Did you know that since the beginning of the pandemic, Turks and Caicos have seen a 303% increase in the number of travelers from the United States, as reported by Squaremouth? The report also noted for the first time, Turks and Caicos is the fastest-growing international destination, making it the fifth most popular destination overall, up from 60th in 2019. While The Bahamas had been the most popular destination for United States citizens the past decade, it was surpassed by Turks and Caicos following the COVID-19 pandemic.

So what is making Turks and Caicos such a popular destination? A recent Travel Pulse story about Turks and Caicos explains why the islands are in such demand. Turks & Caicos is arid compared with other Caribbean destinations; the island receives less than 50 inches of rainfall annually and generally lacks the lush landscape found across other Caribbean nations. Still, the islands are consistently favored by sunshine and cooling breezes, and the beaches rank with the Caribbean’s best. The Turks & Caicos’ primary appeal is its status as a mostly undiscovered and not overly developed tourism destination.

While visiting these two beautiful islands, tourists can experience the following activities:

Enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean

Many consider Turks and Caicos’ beaches and water to be the most beautiful in the world. While visiting the world-renowned beaches, travelers can enjoy exquisite reefs for diving and snorkeling, extensive marine wetlands that are perfect for kayaking and birdwatching, and incredible coastal environments.

Participate in all the water sports you can dream of

While enjoying the beaches, why not try the following water sports scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, jet skiing, tubing, flyboarding, and sailing, to just name a few. Turks and Caicos have always had an excellent reputation for scuba diving, supported by some of the best wall diving in the Atlantic.

Try some deepwater fishing

Turks and Caicos provide perfect conditions for deep sea fishing in all of the Caribbean. There’s a range of private fishing charters to choose from, with vessels ranging from large and luxurious sportfishing boats to smaller and fast wahoo boats.

Wide variety of land sports and activities to choose from

You can experience horseback riding, cycling, golf, ATV tours, and tennis. One thing that many do not know about Turks and Caicos is that it’s home to a vast array of birds, such as flamingos, herons, egrets, pelicans, West Indian whistling duck, peregrine falcon, and the frigatebird.

Travel Insurance Is Required To Travel To Turks & Caicos

Just remember, travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for anyone wanting to visit Turks & Caicos. If you do not have valid Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board approved travel health insurance, you will not be allowed to enter the islands. If you do not have travel insurance, you may purchase a plan from us, since we are one of the recommended travel insurance providers that have been approved by the Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board.


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 20 Nov 2020

Checklist For Traveling Abroad During COVID-19

Checklist to prepare for travel abroad during covid-19

How To Properly Prepare To Travel Abroad During COVID-19

Before you take a trip abroad, you should put together a plan to travel safely.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends potential travelers take these important necessary steps.  In addition to the CDC’s recommendations, we wanted to provide potential travelers an additional resource to help them travel safely.

As a leading international travel insurance provider, we have a successful track record of working with some of the best firms in the business who handle all aspects of travel-related emergencies.  Our partner On Call International is a leading firm that provides fully-customizable travel risk management and assistance services, protecting millions of travelers, their families, and their organizations anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

On Call International created a Travel Emergency Checklist to help travelers plan for the uncertainty of traveling.  Here are the key takeaways:

  1. VERIFY DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES: These individuals are the point of contact for anyone going abroad and should be formally introduced to your travelers through education and orientation initiatives.  These individuals will be the point of contact in case of an emergency abroad. 

  1. PROVIDE AUTHORIZATION: It’s essential to give your designated representatives the ability to authorize expenses. Why? Costs may occur that fall outside of an insurance/assistance coverage the traveler may hold.  If you’re prepared for this possibility, a designated representative or your travel risk management (TRM) firm can reach out directly for authorization and ensure that expenses are handled so as not to delay medical care.

  1. PROVIDE HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION: One of the best ways to protect your travelers’ health and safety is to provide them with information about their destinations before they leave.

  1. EDUCATE ON AVAILABLE RESOURCES: Confirm your travelers are aware of the nearest local hospital or emergency facility. If they are traveling internationally, do they have access to the destination’s local emergency numbers?

  1. CHECK ITINERARIES: Once a trip has been booked, make sure you have your travelers’ itineraries, including any layovers and lodging details. Request to be kept in the loop should there be any cancellations, delays, or problems.

  1. COMMONLY FORGOTTEN ITEMS: There are several things travelers may not think to provide to their organizations in advance, but in the event of an evacuation, having a copy of vital documents is crucial.  Such as passport or photo identification.

Now that you understand the benefits of using a Travel Emergency Checklist, please go ahead and create your very own checklist before traveling abroad.  By taking these small actions, it can make a tremendous difference for you or your loved one who is traveling abroad and caught in an emergency.

If you are traveling and need travel insurance, Trawick International has policies to cover trip cancellation, interruption, travel medical, medical evacuation, repatriation, travel baggage, and more. Get a travel insurance quote today.


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 9 Nov 2020

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