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Coverage for denied boarding due to suspected illness

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If one is denied boarding a ship on embarkation day due to the powers-that-be suspecting an illness such as Norovirus, Coronavirus etc., does interruption or medical insurance cover cruise fares, expenses for travelling back home, flight changes, etc?

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If it's considered an epidemic and you purchased the insurance after the CDC made the announcement then it's very doubtful you would be covered. I have recently learned that most travel insurance firms do NOT cover epidemics. 

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26 minutes ago, rkelly21 said:

If it's considered an epidemic and you purchased the insurance after the CDC made the announcement then it's very doubtful you would be covered. I have recently learned that most travel insurance firms do NOT cover epidemics. 

There is no mention of "epidemic" in my policy. 

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9 minutes ago, rkelly21 said:

I strongly suggest you check with your policy issuer.

 

Thanks for your suggestion but my question is not specifically about an epidemic, it is a general insurance question for future reference.

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This is tricky because travel insurance companies have different positions on how they are handling the coronavirus. Some would, some wouldn't offer coverage for this scenario. If this is a concern of yours and you are shopping around for travel insurance, you can certainly contact us directly to get some plan recommendations. 

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I personally will stay off all cruise ships and and planes until this virus settles down or at least is contained. It's simply not worth taking a chance. Postponing a vacation for a few months (hopefully) is not the end of the world. If they come up with a treatment then no worries.

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12 hours ago, InsureMyTrip said:

This is tricky because travel insurance companies have different positions on how they are handling the coronavirus. Some would, some wouldn't offer coverage for this scenario. If this is a concern of yours and you are shopping around for travel insurance, you can certainly contact us directly to get some plan recommendations. 


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