Is Norovirus on Cruises Covered by Travel Insurance?
Last week, a Norovirus outbreak aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship sickened hundreds and forced the ship to return home a day earlier than scheduled. This caused a wave of questions and concerns from travelers with upcoming cruises wondering if Norovius is covered by travel insurance.
Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, explains travel insurance coverage for travelers worried about Norovirus affecting their cruise. Squaremouth spokesperson, Jenna Hummer, said that travel insurance can cover “illness-related medical costs, and travel costs to return home early in the event a cruise is cut short due to the outbreak.”
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Insured travelers who become sick during a cruise can be covered for related medical expenses under their policy’s Emergency Medical benefit. If a traveler needs to be disembarked due to illness, the Medical Evacuation benefit can also cover a