Can I cancel a trip because there is a measles outbreak at my destination?

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Short Answer
Canceling a trip because there is an outbreak in your destination is not a covered reason under standard Trip Cancellation policies. If a traveler wants the option to cancel a trip for this reason and receive reimbursement, we recommend purchasing a policy with the Cancel For Any Reason benefit.

More Detail
Concern or fear of the measles outbreak is not a covered reason to cancel a trip. However, policies with the Cancel For Any Reason benefit allow a traveler to cancel their trip for any reason at all, including concern over outbreak occurring in their destination, and be reimbursed up to 75% of their trip cost.

In order to be eligible for this optional upgrade, a policy must be purchased within 21 days of the first trip deposit. Additionally, the entire trip cost must be insured. This benefit typically increases the price of the insurance policy by 40%.

Travelers who purchase a policy with the Cancel for any Reason upgrade must cancel their trip at least two days before their scheduled departure date.

This coverage is subject to change at any time as conditions related to measles change.

Please visit our Infectious Diseases and Current Events Information Center for up-to-date provider position statements, travel warnings and breaking news.

This information may vary based on the travel insurance policy. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact us directly at 800-240-0369. Our customer service representatives are available from 8am to 10pm ET, seven days a week, and are delighted to help!

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