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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

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 Coverage for Your Fall Vacation

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Travel Is On The Uptick So Make Sure You Have The Right Coverage When Traveling

The travel industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel incurred a significant decline to its annual performance because of numerous domestic and international travel restrictions implemented during the spring to curb the spread of COVID-19 during the height of the pandemic. As reported by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on April 14, 2020, only 87,534 travelers passed through TSA security checkpoints. On April 14, 2019, over 2.2 million passed through them. That is over 2.1 million fewer travelers. April 14th of this year saw the fewest travelers during the pandemic.

Over the past few months, TSA has seen a significant increase in travel. TSA Reported on September 4, 2020, that over 968 thousand travelers went through security checkpoints and on September 7, 2020, over 935 thousand travelers checked in at TSA security. These two days marked the first time since the pandemic occurred that the TSA has seen over 900 thousand travelers. These two days were the Friday and Monday of Labor Day weekend. Looking at the TSA checkpoint travel numbers for 2020 and 2019 indicates that far fewer travelers are embarking on trips, which is the bad news, but over the last few months, more and more travelers have started to travel.

With travel restrictions being eased for domestic and international trips, we should see a continued rise in travelers willing to fly. Travel destinations have started to offer an increase in vacation offerings and less strict COVID-19 travel regulations. For example, the Dominican Republic announced that it would no longer require tourists to present a negative COVID-10 test to enter the country. Mexico has announced that they are reopening the Mayan ruins to tourists for the first time since the pandemic began and many states across the nation continue to lift travel restrictions on interstate travel.

For travelers wanting to go on a vacation this fall season, we at Trawick International want to make sure that they are fully protected to travel and have the best possible travel coverage. That is why we offer different types of plans that cover COVID-19. Our policies will treat COVID-19 as any other sickness for all illness-related losses.

As an example, in the event you, your traveling companion or a non-traveling family member were to become ill before your departure date, our plans would provide reimbursement for the prepaid, non-refundable trip costs. If, while traveling, you or your traveling companion becomes sick, our plans would reimburse for the lost days of your trip, along with medical expenses incurred during your trip. Additionally, our plans would provide coverage in the event of an emergency evacuation or if repatriation of remains was needed.

We highly recommend purchasing Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) coverage. This benefit is available on our Safe Travels First Class and Safe Travels Voyager travel plans. With this benefit, you can cancel your trip for any reason and we will reimburse you up to 75% of your prepaid, non-refundable trip cost. Check out our COVID-19 FAQ Page for more information about how Trawick International travel insurance covers COVID-19.

By Administrator at 30 Sep 2020

Interested in Traveling to the United States for the High Holidays?

Visitor Medical Insurance for Israel Travel to US

As we celebrate the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, many travelers from Israel are wondering if they are allowed to visit the United States. At this time, there is no restriction for non-United States travelers to enter the country or to obtain travel insurance. This is great news for citizens of Israel who have family in the United States and want to visit them and celebrate the High Holidays as a family.

With the ongoing pandemic occurring in the United States and globally, travelers need to take additional precautions to protect themselves and their families when traveling. One protection that travelers should consider is purchasing travel medical insurance. Why should a traveler from Israel need to obtain travel medical insurance? The government of the United States does not provide healthcare for visitors from outside of the United States. It is essential to get travel medical insurance if your policy doesn’t cover you while you’re abroad or if your policy limits your coverage during the pandemic.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we at Trawick International offer several plans for Citizens/Residents of Israel to choose from that provide coverage for COVID-19 related expenses. We treat COVID-19 the same as any other illness. Trawick International is one of the few travel medical insurance providers that offer this type of coverage. For your added peace of mind, we also provide a visa letter that states COVID-19 is covered as well.

We, at Trawick International, recognize how valuable it is for all family members to get together during the High Holidays and to make sure travelers above the age of 65 are eligible for travel medical insurance.

We offer three policies for travelers from outside the United States. Our Safe Travels USA and Safe Travels USA Cost Saver insurance plans provide primary medical coverage, which will take care of your covered medical expenses, including hospitalization, surgery, physician visits and prescriptions. Both cover Unexpected Recurrence of a Pre-existing Condition up to $1000. The Safe Travels USA Comprehensive plan offers Up to $1,000,000 in medical coverage. This plan also has coverage for Acute Onset of a Pre-existing Condition up to the maximum for most ages and up to $35,000 ages 70 and over. All three plans offer up to $100,000 of medical expense coverage for ages 70- 79 and $50,000 up to age 89.

Visit Trawick International for more information about our Inbound to the USA Travel Medical Insurance or to obtain your Travel Medical Insurance Quote.

By Administrator at 23 Sep 2020

Why Purchase Travel Insurance During Hurricane Season

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With international travel being restricted due to COVID-19 this fall, many U.S. travelers are looking to take a vacation in the Gulf Coast, East Coast, and the Caribbean. Travelers to these destinations need to be aware that this period is hurricane season in the Atlantic. This year’s hurricane season is shaping up to be the most volatile on record. As reported by Suzanne Rowan Kelleher in her recent Forbes article, only halfway through hurricane season and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has up its prediction to 19 to 25 named storms, including seven to 11 hurricanes. NOAA’s original official forecast for 2020 was for 13-19 named tropical storms and three to six hurricanes.

What does this mean for travelers? Travelers have to take proactive measures to protect their travel plans. The best way to do this is to purchase travel insurance. The question now is, what kind of travel insurance should they buy? The best types of insurance to purchase during hurricane season is Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, and Travel Delay Coverage.

Trip Cancellation provides reimbursement for unused, non-refundable, pre-paid trip costs if you are prevented from taking your trip due to certain unforeseen events that prevent you from traveling, such as a hurricane. For example, you are scheduled to travel to the Caribbean and a hurricane occurs. If you purchased Trip Cancellation insurance, you would receive a refund since you were not able to go on your vacation. Below are some factors that can cause your trip cancellation policy to be activated:

  • Weather at departure site that causes a carrier delay of 12 hours or more
  • Natural disaster at the destination that renders your accommodations uninhabitable
  • Mandatory evacuation at Your trip destination due to hurricane or other natural disasters
  • Home is made uninhabitable by a hurricane or natural disaster
  • Interruption of water, electric, sewage, or gas service(s) at Your destination, for more than six hours due to inclement weather or natural disaster
  • Accommodations at destination made inaccessible by original mode of transportation due to hurricane or other natural disasters
  • A closed roadway to or from your trip destination
  • Arrival at trip delayed due to a hazard (including weather) that causes you to lose 50% or more of trip duration
  • Cancellation of sporting competition due to weather which you traveled more than 100 miles from home to attend

Once you depart for your vacation, you are eligible for trip interruption coverage. Trip interruption provides reimbursement for unused land and water activities along with additional transportation costs used to return home or rejoin your trip if a hurricane were to occur. Travel delay will provide reimbursement for hotel accommodation, meals, telephone calls, and local transportation while delayed.

Travelers should be aware that Trip Interruption and Travel Delay coverage complement each other.

This is because if you’re delayed and stuck somewhere, chances are you are also missing a portion of your trip. Trip Interruption can provide benefits for unused travel arrangements and Travel Delay can provide coverage for additional out-of-pocket expenses incurred during the delay.

With the proper coverage, travelers now have peace of mind and protection when they are embarking on travel this fall in the Atlantic region. To obtain a Trip Cancellation quote and purchase this product, please visit the Trawick International Trip Cancellation product page.

By Administrator at 21 Sep 2020
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