By Christopher Elliott  |  August 14, 2021

The latest COVID surge is sending shock waves across the travel industry, prompting many people with vacation plans to have second thoughts.

The delta variant is already affecting air travel. Both Southwest Airlines and Frontier earlier disclosed that bookings had slowed down because of the rise in infections. And travel sentiment is wavering, according to a new survey of customer sentiment, sliding four percentage points to 61 percent this month.

“Traveling during the delta surge presents additional safety risks due to increased transmissibility and travel uncertainties from trip cancellations or delays,” says Rajeev Shrivastava, CEO of, an insurance marketplace. “In both cases, travel insurance can be your best safeguard.”

If you’re one of those having second thoughts about traveling, then you might be wondering if there’s a way to protect your upcoming trip with travel insurance or travel protection. There is, but it’s a process that requires a little insider knowledge and the right timing.

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