Can I purchase a travel insurance policy after being infected with Ebola?

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Short Answer
If you are already infected with Ebola, you may purchase a travel insurance policy, however some benefits may be limited.

More Detail
In order to receive Emergency Medical coverage, the policy must include coverage for Pre-Existing Medical Conditions. This benefit typically requires you to purchase a policy within 30 days of your initial trip deposit. The traveler must also be stable at the time the policy is purchased.

If you are not eligible for pre-existing condition coverage you may still purchase a policy, however you will not be able to be reimbursed for treatment or cancellation related to the Ebola diagnosis.

Some policies include specific limitations or exclusions related to Ebola. To read each provider’s current position on their coverage of the Ebola outbreak, please read their official position statements

This information is time sensitive and may change as events unfold. Please check back for updated FAQs and provider position statements.

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!


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