If you purchased travel insurance before the Coronavirus outbreak, you might be covered. If you purchase travel insurance now, the Coronavirus epidemic is considered to be a “well known event”, and trip interruption due to the epidemic is not covered.Why not buy travel insurance? I had a trip to Japan at the end of February, and at the time (due to the cruise ship that was in the news) it was looking iffy to me as to whether there would be travel ban restrictions to Japan. I purchased travel insurance from a reputable company (Berkshire Hathaway) for 2 people for less than $100 for a $4000 trip. That included $500k coverage for emergency medical evacuation.