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You may be eager to return to traveling, even if you’re a bit cautious about finalizing plans at this time. Perhaps you’re planning trips with shorter notice, as Covid-related situations evolve both in the US and internationally.
“With the emergence of new variants and a constantly changing landscape of travel advisories and entry requirements, traveling during the pandemic has been a ‘wait and see’ period,” says Lisa Cheng, spokesperson with World Nomads, a travel insurance company. “That’s why more people are choosing to book at the last minute. But if you are waiting until the 11th hour to purchase travel insurance, there are a few things to watch out for.”
Your Coverage May Not Kick In Right Away
When you purchase travel insurance very close to your departure, you could be subject to a waiting period, which is a specified amount of time before your coverage goes into effect. “The terms vary from insurer to insurer but, as an example, you may have to wait 24 hours before you could be eligible for any type of coverage,” says Cheng.

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