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Megan Moncrief, chief marketing officer for Squaremouth, says: “The pandemic has forced travelers to prepare differently for trips, to include coordinating negative tests prior to their departure, navigating vaccination mandates, and following border openings and closures. Investing in travel insurance may be the final step to make sure they have planned for the best, but are prepared for the worst.” (Credit: Jag_cz/Stock.adobe.com) Megan Moncrief, chief marketing officer for Squaremouth, says: “The pandemic has forced travelers to prepare differently for trips, to include coordinating negative tests prior to their departure, navigating vaccination mandates, and following border openings and closures. Investing in travel insurance may be the final step to make sure they have planned for the best but are prepared for the worst.” (Credit: Jag_cz/Stock.adobe.com)

In a first since the start of COVID-19, travel insurance sales have surpassed pre-pandemic levels, according to Squaremouth, which reports sales in the third quarter grew 84% compared with the same period in 2019.

“Squaremouth sold more travel insurance policies in the third quarter of 2021 than any other three-month space since the company was founded in 2003,” Megan Moncrief, chief marketing officer for travel insurance comparison site, tells PropertyCasualty360.com. “The pandemic has forced travelers to prepare differently for trips, to include coordinating negative tests prior to their departure, navigating vaccination mandates, and following border openings and closures. Investing in travel insurance may be the final step to make sure they have planned for the best but are prepared for the worst.”

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