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Celebrating a Safe and COVID-free 4th of July

Sven | Jul 1, 2021

written by Madison Spangler

The Fourth of July is a holiday that everyone loves to celebrate. The fireworks, grilling, and pool parties are always a highlight of summer memories. Last year a lot of those memories were not able to be made, with COVID-19 putting a pause on large gatherings and active cases increasing.  

Fourth of July celebrations, parades, and fireworks are back in full swing this year, but there is more than just firework safety to worry about. With more vaccinations being distributed, more states opening back up, as well as the latest announcement from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) that fully vaccinated people do not have to wear their masks, traveling is starting to increase back to normal numbers. People are feeling more comfortable. 

  • 77.9% of American Travelers reported that they are ready to travel in general. 

  • 70.6% of American travelers describe that they are ready for large outdoor events, like firework shows or fourth of July get-togethers.  

  • If you have been fully vaccinated, the CDC states that you can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, or local business rules or regulations.  

With all of that being said, travel to or within the U.S. is going to increase this summer. Depending on where you will be going and where you reside, here are some plans to think about to keep you safe this Fourth of July.  

Are you a visitor traveling to the U.S. to celebrate Fourth of July or see family? 
Consider our coverage plans that will provide you with the confidence to celebrate safely with minimal risks. 
  • In addition to covering unexpected quarantine or other COVID-19 expenses, this plan covers additional medical emergencies. Firework injuries and car accidents are some of the major risks that occur each July 4th. Studies from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed that more people die in car accidents on Independence Day than any other day of the year. In July , an average of 180 people per day go to the emergency room with firework-related injuries. Make sure when you come to the U.S. you stay safe and have insurance to protect you.  

  • If you are visiting family and friends but you do not anticipate needing COVID coverage, there are still options should you get injured or sick. Inbound USA insurance includes protection if you are sick or hurt on your trip, is only effective when traveling to the U.S., and does not include covid coverage. This will cover firework accidents or other unforeseen circumstances during your stay for the holiday. 

Are you a U.S. resident traveling to a different state to reunite with family or friends for the holiday? 

Roundtrip Travel Protection has you covered.  

  • Purchasing trip insurance is a good idea in order to have coverage for nonrefundable trip expenses if you must cancel or interrupt your trip or if your baggage is delayed. While life is slowly shifting back to normal, plans and reservations can still change unexpectedly. If your trip has been cancelled or interrupted due to a covered reason, this plan reimburses you for nonrefundable prepaid trip costs.  

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