Why not? Just because there is a growing concern over swine flu does not mean that you should cancel your travel plans. After all, you probably spent a lot of time planning this trip and it would be such a pity if you had to scrap all your hard work because of this unforeseen event, right?
If you want to go ahead and take the risk, I won’t be one to urge to think otherwise. However, I would have to go ahead and tell you to make sure that you are well protected; and I mean this in terms of health and financial protection. I just read an article of travel insurance and here are some snippets of useful info:
With swine flu dominating the headlines, planning a trip — especially an international one — may feel less like a vacation than a headache and a gamble.
If you’re planning to travel, you may be considering an investment in travel insurance, which — depending on the policy — could offer you some coverage if you have to cancel or cut short a vacation.
Michael Ambrose, president of the U.S. Travel Insurance Association, stresses that each policy is different. The key is to call your insurer and ask specific questions to determine the conditions under which you will — or won’t — be covered.
“When you get the insurance, get the facts,” Ambrose says. “Ask the questions upfront.”
More than this, you also have to stay abreast of the developments with regard to the areas where swine flu risk is highest. For example, Mexico is the origin of the flu, so it really would be crazy to go there, but if your plans involve other locations, then just do research and you should be fine with the proper precautions.