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The 7 Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2021
- Best Overall: Travelex.
- Runner-Up, Best Overall: Allianz Travel Insurance.
- Best Value: InsureMyTrip.
- Most Comprehensive Coverage: World Nomads.
- Best for Seniors: HTH Travel Insurance.
- Best for Cruises: Nationwide.
- Best for Medical Coverage: GeoBlue
cover for if you or your travel partners become ill
provisions for natural disasters
ability to claim if a close family member is sick
cover for hospital, medicine and ambulance charges abroad
will your insurer fly you home if deemed necessary?
claim for emergency dental wor
recover cost of replacement medication
claim for stolen items and passport charges
cover if your bags were delayed or lost in transit
cover for cancelations due to strikes or bad weathe
hiking, canoeing or skiing etc often carry additional charges
COVID-19 Regulations for Your Destination
This varies widely, depending on your destination. In general, a COVID vaccine certificate is required, plus a recent PCR test that is conducted within 2 days of your travel date, are required. Check the official country page for your destination prior to traveling. Often, your airline will also guide you to the correct resources. Airlines, themselves, may have their own set of rules. Be sure to check all of this and have all your paperwork in order before you depart.
Wondering how you should pack? Check out the local weather for your destination and plan accordingly.
US Transportation Security Administration
If you have time to do it (and haven't already), get the TSA's Global Entry pass. It will save you a ton of time at security, and also at Passport Control when you arrive back to the States.
Destination Visa Requirements
Not sure whether or not you need a special visa to travel to your destination country? Check out the requirements here:
World Clock – Time Zones
Here's a tip: if you have a smartphone (iPhone, e.g.), there is a World Clock app that lets you add various cities/countries to it. Do it in advance, and you can check the time differences automatically. Usually, on smartphones, your time will change automatically.
Travel Gear, Luggage and Supplies
Learn the lay of the land before you go with this handy resource!