Coronavirus and travel insurance

Coronavirus, travel insurance, aircraft, stethoscope

Does travel insurance cover pandemics? Some providers have restricted cancellation and travel disruption cover in policies bought after coronavirus was declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020. At Compare the Market, the policies we show you are likely to cover claims related to COVID-19 for emergency medical and repatriation costs in line with your chosen policy. However, other types of claims related to COVID-19, such as cancellation, vary by provider, so we encourage you to check your policy before purchasing. Coronavirus Update Starting on 5 November, the Government has introduced…

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Hotels Have Handled COVID-19 the Best

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The COVID-19 pandemic has turned travel upside down, and the hotel industry has been forced to cope with a constantly changing landscape of traveler expectations. From new cancellation policies to improved cleaning and social distancing procedures, major hotel brands have scrambled to adapt to the new reality. But which hotel brands have adapted best? Which have offered the most customer-friendly policies and been willing to sacrifice bottom-line concerns for the sake of guest safety? We’ve updated a comprehensive look at eight major hotel brands, switching from “grades” to a more…

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Are Hotels Safe in Turkey During Coronavirus?

Blue Sunbed Beach

With the coming of autumn, after a few months at home, and some vague memories of summer, we are all excited to have a great season. However, we have some questions in our minds for a while about traveling, accommodation, and food services. The Ministry of Health had announced the precautions hotels should take due to the coronavirus that affects the whole world. Firstly, the Culture and Tourism Ministry published a circular related to changes and significant issues in accommodation, and all hotels have to comply with the provisions of…

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Mecca or Makkah and Kaaba

Mecca, Makkah, Kaaba

Mecca Mecca or Makkah (Arabic: مكة المكرمة Makkah al-Mukarramah), located in western Saudi Arabia, is the holiest city in Islam. It is strictly forbidden for Non-Muslims to enter the city and this is strongly enforced. Road signs to guide Muslims are provided. During prayer times, streets near the Mosque may get crowded with mosque goers due to most Muslims having a preference for praying at the Sacred Mosque. A pilgrimage to Mecca, known as the Hajj, is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and it is obligatory for all…

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The world’s best hotels for 2019 New Year’s Eve fireworks

New Year's Eve fireworks

The world’s best hotels for 2019 New Year’s Eve fireworks Fireworks are a class of low explosive pyrotechnic devices used for aesthetic and entertainment purposes. The most common use of a firework is as part of a fireworks display (also called a fireworks show or pyrotechnics), a display of the effects produced by firework devices. Fireworks competitions are also regularly held at a number of places. Fireworks take many forms to produce the four primary effects: noise, light, smoke, and floating materials (confetti for example). They may be designed to…

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