Canceling a trip due to the fear of contracting MERS is not a covered reason under travel insurance cancellation benefits.
The regular trip cancellation benefit that is built into many of our policies allows travelers to cancel due to injury, illness, or death of you, a traveling companion, or a family member.
If you contract MERS before your trip and a doctor recommends you do not travel, you may cancel your trip due to illness.
Additionally, if you contract MERS while traveling and need to return home, you may make a claim under the interruption for medical reasons benefit.
If a traveler is worried about visiting a country currently experiencing a MERS outbreak, Squaremouth recommends purchasing the cancel for any reason benefit.
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 24/7 and are delighted to help!