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SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and terrorism issues caused the travel insurance industry to reconsider coverage for these new travel concerns. Lots of sources for up-to-date information here.
Travel insurance changes all the time. This article outlines the terms and conditions of many tour companies that offer this option.
A description of Uniworld’s one-time-only offer for April and May of 2003.
Stresses the need to carefully read that part of a policy before purchase.
Ed Kirk of the newsletter TravLtips warns, “Freighter travelers, take note: the rerouting of a freighter is not a covered event” (of a travel insurance policy).
How did the travel industry respond to the terrorist attack and how did this affect travel insurance coverage for this period and for subsequent travel?
How to evaluate a trip for safety issues. (See June 2003 article for information on “Cancel anytime, for any reason.)
More information on age-related costs and conditions for senior travelers.