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Despite best efforts to plan the perfect trip, unexpected incidents can turn vacation adventures upside down. In these unpredictable times, it’s wise to explore your options for travel insurance. Below are a few benefits and reasons why travel insurance can help you prepare for the unexpected.

Benefits of travel insurance include:

  • Protection against injury or sickness
  • Help covering expenses from lost luggage
  • Help covering last-minute cancellations or changes
  • Coverage beyond what your credit card may offer

As COVID-19 changes around the world, it’s important to monitor CDC risk factors for each area you plan to travel.

Be prepared for your next cruise: CDC recommendations for your next excursion

Are you cruising this summer? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently lifted the risk advisory for cruise travel.1 While that doesn’t mean there is no risk for COVID-19 transmission on cruises, travelers are encouraged to make their own risk assessment. Here’s what you should know about the CDC COVID-19 guidelines regarding cruises:

  • Be up-to-date on vaccinations before cruising2
  • Talk to your health care provider about additional precautions that may be needed before, during and after travel if you are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe illness

Cruise travel insurance options

Cruise travel insurance from Nationwide goes beyond typical coverage for issues unique to cruises, including:

  • Port of call itinerary changes made by the cruise line before departure
  • Ship-based mechanical breakdowns
  • Covered shipboard service disruptions

Easily navigate travel obstacles with one of Nationwide’s flexible travel insurance plans. Our plans are competitive and offer the option for Cancel for Any Reason coverage. In addition, our customer service is available for assistance when traveling around the world at any time.