The COVID-19 Virus has lead to many changes in travel and trip insurance. At present, our insurance recommendations are focused on traveling during this COVID-19 pandemic, since this event has altered many standard insurance plans and visitor regulations.
Government Visiting Requirements
There are several requirements needed in order to enter Curacao. Details can be found via this link, but the most important are:
Another important aspect of planning your trip should be the consideration of travel insurance which includes emergency assistance and COVID-19 emergency medical evacuation/repatriation, such as iTravelInsured®
The latter coverage kicks in if you become sick and require immediate treatment at a medical facility. This coverage can provide the following benefits for covered events:
- Transportation to the nearest suitable medical facility
- Transportation to return minors home if their guardian is hospitalized
- Transportation to return home once the patient is fit the fly
- Transportation to fly someone to the patient if they are hospitalized for 3 days & traveling alone
If one of you contract the virus before your trip, coverage may be available for trip cancellation as a covered sickness. Sickness due to COVID would fall under a covered reason for trip cancellation. However, cancellations due to travel warnings, travel advisories, or fear of COVID-19 are not covered.
If you are denied boarding a flight or participating on a trip due to a fever or sickness and were asymptomatic prior, you may have a claim for trip cancellation for a covered sickness. You would need documentation from a physician following the denial to travel certifying that they required medical treatment which resulted in travel restrictions.
Further information will be published shortly.