January 28, 2020
The CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus named 2019-nCoV, that was first detected in Wuhan, China. News about the Coronavirus is changing rapidly. The respiratory infection, which is closely related to SARS and MERS, has been spreading across China, and cases have been diagnosed in several other countries, including the United States. In the U.S., the CDC is reporting five confirmed cases from these states: Washington, Illinois, California and Arizona. In all cases so far, those patients had recently traveled to Wuhan, China. On January 27, 2020, the CDC issued a level three travel health notice, urging travelers to avoid non-essential travel to China.
Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage. For plans that do offer coverage for illness, please note that the Coronavirus outbreak event could be considered foreseeable under any plans purchased on or after January 22, 2020.
Puerto Rico Earthquake
January 8th, 2020
Puerto Rico was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake the morning of January 7, 2020. Roughly two-thirds of Puerto Rico remains without electricity, many still don't have water and frightened residents were staying outside as a series of aftershocks rocked the island following the large earthquake. It hit before dawn Tuesday, leaving a man dead and causing dozens of homes and structures to crumble and was centered off Puerto Rico's southern coast, 6 miles south of Indios. Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced declared a state of emergency and activated the Puerto Rico National Guard as she pleaded with residents to remain calm and prepare for aftershocks.
Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage. For plans that do offer coverage for natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific event under any plans purchased on or after January 7, 2020. Please contact April Travel Protection with questions.