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In recent months, the coronavirus spread in many countries around the world. If you are traveling and cannot come back to your home or you are about to traveling what should you do to protect yourself from the Coronavirus?

Traveling during the coronavirus outbreak is entirely risk-free, regardless of your age, health, or travel destination. Another thing that you should know is coronavirus is easily transmitted in the community. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), to keep yourself safe if you travel during the COVID-19 outbreak, you have to:

• Wash your hands frequently.

This is one of the most simple but effective step to minimize your risk of contracting the coronavirus disease. To wash your hand in the right way, you should wash your hands with soap for at least 20 to 30 seconds any chance you get – especially after being in public or traveling via public transport. Remember to wash your hand, wash your hand. If you don’t have soap and water, you can use a hand sanitizer gel with at least 60% alcohol instead. But remember that hand sanitizer is not as effective as a thorough wash with soap.

• Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.

If you have been in a public place, don’t touch your face unless you have thoroughly cleaned your hands. The novel coronavirus can live in surfaces for hours after it has been touched by an infected person, and can infect you if you touch your mouth, nose, and eyes.

• Keep your distance.

If you notice someone is coughing, sneezing, or showing symptoms similar to that of the flu or a cold, make sure to stay at least 2 meter (6 feet) away from them. You can become infected by their airborne respiratory (cough or sneeze) droplets.

• Clean frequently-touched objects with a cleaning spray or wipe.

If you will stay in a hotel or hostel while you are abroad, make sure you book somewhere where you know it will be clean. Avoid from touching the objects in public, button of elevator, or handrail.

• Avoid crowds – especially in closed spaces.

If you are traveling to a country with a high number of coronavirus cases, it is best if you stay away from any place where there is a large number of people. The safest way is staying at home.

• Wear a mask and seek medical help if you develop symptoms.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, coughing, or difficulty breathing, wear a mask so that you don’t risk infecting other people and seek medical help immediately.

Will Travel Health Insurance Cover me for Coronavirus?

Whether your travel health insurance will cover you for coronavirus depends on two main factors: where you are traveling to and when you purchased the plan. As you may know, travel insurance plans are divided into health insurance and trip insurance.

    Travel health insurance offers coverage for any accidents or sudden illness that happens while you are abroad. It will cover things such as doctor visits, hospitalization, emergency services (ambulance), and prescription drugs.

    Trip insurance includes coverage for other travel-related problems. For example, prepaid expenses such as flights or hotels or expenses related to lost luggage may be fully or partially reimbursed. Depending on the plan, you may also be covered if you cancel your trip.

If you are in a foreign country and you become infected with the coronavirus, your travel health insurance plan could cover you only if you arrived in the country before there was a coronavirus outbreak. Your travel health insurance company will also not cover your medical treatment and expenses if you travel from a country with a high number of coronavirus cases.

We recommend that you should not travel international countries this time.