Don’t Let COVID-19 Prevent You From Visiting New York City This Holiday Season | Travel Research Online


Don’t Let COVID-19 Prevent You From Visiting New York City This Holiday Season

When the pandemic first hit, no place was affected more than New York. During the first few weeks of the pandemic, we all watched as New York struggled to contain the COVID-19 virus. To battle the virus, New York implemented one of the strictest travel advisories in the country that limited travel to New York unless you were an essential worker and required anyone who traveled to New York from a designated hot spot to quarantine for 14 days.

Trawick International LogoOn October 31, 2020, Governor Cuomo implemented new travel guidelines for visitors to New York. The new policy required that travelers must have tested negative for the virus within three days of their arrival to New York, and have proof of the test. Then, once they’ve arrived, travelers must quarantine for three days. On the fourth day, travelers must get tested for the virus again. If the test on the fourth day is negative, travelers are free to enjoy their stay in New York. If it’s positive, travelers must quarantine for 14 days.

The Governor’s new travel policy is a massive development for the New York holiday season. New York is a special place to visit during the holiday season and potential visitors should not be deterred from visiting because of COVID-19. Yes, this holiday season will be different. The Rockettes will not be performing this year and Broadway has gone dark. But no place is more magical during the holidays than New York. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find twinkling lights and elaborate decorations. New York has all the outdoor winter activities you crave, including ice-skating under the stars.

With COVID-19 on top of everyone’s mind, many travelers may be fearful of visiting an expensive city like New York because of high lodging costs. Particularly if they were forced to quarantine and had to deal with prices associated with changing their flights. The average hotel stay a night in New York averages around $275 a night. So, times that by 14 and you are looking at $3,850 in additional lodging costs – without food and travel expenses factored into it.

We at Trawick International have a special place in our hearts for New York and decided to take action to help travelers that wanted to visit. We have increased our Trip Delay benefits on our Voyager Plan to $2,000. We implemented optional increases for Trip Delay from $4,000 with a $300 daily limit for only $8.50 per person, or $7,000 maximum with a daily limit of $500/day for only $14.00 per person. These changes are designed to provide additional coverage while traveling, for covered reasons as stated in the policy.

Trawick International offers some of the best travel protection products in the entire insurance industry. If a traveler, traveling companion, or non-traveling family member becomes injured or ill, customers may be eligible for reimbursement of their non-refundable trip costs. Additionally, coverage may be available for trip interruption and travel delay if their trip is interrupted or delayed due to a covered reason. These plans may also provide reimbursement for medical expenses and emergency medical evacuation expenses incurred if you are injured or sick while traveling on your trip.

We can help you offer your clients a wide variety of quality insurance coverage at great prices. Our company’s mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products that provide the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. To become a Trawick International partner, call 888-301-9289 or email

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