NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Travelers who want to travel internationally are likely to see a big increase in their travel costs.
According to the Department of Transportation, travelers who do not have an insurance policy, such as those on student or vacation plans, will see their costs rise by $5,200 per year.
Travelers who have an accident on their trip and are injured on their return will see a $10,000 increase.
Traveler costs also could rise significantly for people who are not on a government plan.
“If you have a family member who is in the U.S. and they are not covered by your employer, they may not be able to get an additional travel benefit,” said Roberta L. Ross of the National Association of Travel Agents.
Ross said the Department’s new travel restrictions are “exactly the type of thing we would expect in the event of a major disaster, and it is a serious blow to the economy.”
Ross said travelers are already facing financial hardship as the federal government cuts funding for many of its programs.
“These are the type costs that would normally be a burden on our members, and this will be another big financial burden for them,” Ross said.
The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Aviation Administration said that the new travel rules apply to all flights on American Airlines, United, Delta and American Eagle between the United States and Canada.
The regulations also apply to flights between Alaska and Canada and Alaska and Hawaii.
If you’re an international traveler, you should not expect to see any major changes, according to Ross.
Ross and other travel industry experts said the restrictions will have an immediate impact on many travelers who have been traveling to the United Kingdom for holidays.
“I think there will be a huge uptick in cancellations and delays,” Ross told CBS2.
“I would expect to have a lot of cancellations because people who were traveling to some other destinations that are not affected by this are going to want to cancel.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.