Pent-up demand for travel, combined with rescheduled trips and historically busy summer months, led to the highest number of American travellers in recent history. Travel insurance comparison site squaremouth.com reported record sales in August, with an increase of over 120 per cent from 2019.
By September, at least two new major variants had already impacted countries across the world. That same month, Squaremouth reported 40 per cent of its travelers were heading to Europe, the location that currently leads the world in Delta variant cases.
The parallel may have travelers wondering what to do if history repeats itself. Squaremouth has revealed travellers’ top questions about insurance coverage as Covid variants evolve:
- Can I buy coverage for new coronavirus variants?
- What if I no longer want to travel because of the new variants?
- What if the new variants cause my destination to close its border?
- What if I contract Covid-19 while traveling?
The news comes as the US opens to international travellers once more, with reports from the UK and EU that enquiries about booking holidays and trips to visits friends and relatives have surged by over 500 per cent week-on-week.