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Coronavirus: Travel insurance generally won’t help

The New York Times reports that travel insurance won’t cover losses caused by Coronavirus:

Bizarre as it may sound, standard travel insurance doesn’t cover losses caused by a global health crisis — even one that’s been declared “a public health emergency of international concern” by W.H.O. and for which the C.D.C. has issued a Level 3 travel notice recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China.

The general advice seems to be to ahead with planned trips unless you’re going to an area with a lot of known Coronavirus cases but the situation is changing quickly.

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