The pandemic has restricted foreign travel for over a year now. The travel laws implemented by different countries have almost made it impossible to travel abroad without going through a ton of paperwork and multiple covid-tests.
In mid-June, Don Heflin, Chief of Consular Affairs, US Embassy in India announced the opening of visa applications for foreign students, planning to join the US universities for the fall semester of 2021. But along with this he also declared that parents of foreign students planning to visit the US with their kids were not going to be granted a visitor’s visa.
This news disappointed a lot of parents. Ranjana Batra, whose daughter is joining the University of Arizona for her undergrad course quoted, “I wished to accompany my daughter to the states and settle her down before the start of the semester. I know she is more than capable of managing everything on her own, but as a parent, I am still worried.” Many other parents shared the sentiments of Batra, as it is common for Indian parents to accompany their children during commencement.
Many American Universities claim that the pandemic has led to a drastic decrease in the number of admissions of new foreign students. Students and parents both are deciding against flying overseas in the course of the pandemic. With many countries facing the second and the third wave of the Covid-19 infection, the situation seems critical worldwide.
Moreover, the visa ban has prominently affected the senior citizens visiting their immigrant kids in America. Roshan Singh, an immigrant for the last 20 years expressed his concern by saying, “My old parents live in India all by themselves, they were supposed to visit me but can’t. I am really worried about them.”
With the passing months, the immigration laws are changing, but the possibility of Covid infection stays. The US government is trying its best to mend the situation. The recent laws make it mandatory to complete the dose of 2 vaccinations, before boarding a flight. However, parents are still afraid of flying to the states, as the expense of medical treatment in case of a covid infection would be difficult to compensate.
Pallavi Sadekar chief marketing executive of Visitor Guard®, the leading US-based Visitor Insurance Provider, suggests that “The new Safe Travel USA visitor medical insurance for parents visiting USA is a great value plan with coverage for Covid-19 included at no extra cost.”
While explaining the benefits of the insurance policy, Sadekar stated that “This policy not only protects against covid but waives the deductible if treatment is rendered at a provider within the plan’s PPO network.”
Parents from all over the world can benefit from this policy believes Sadekar, as Visitor Guard offers their services to major countries in the world. Parents can purchase the insurance on the site VisitorGuard.com anytime, before boarding their flight. Safe Travel USA Visitor Medical Insurance is designed to offer parents a safe and happy time with their kids.