Infectious Diseases

Can I still purchase travel insurance to cover the Zika virus?

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Travelers can still purchase travel insurance for trips to areas affected by the Zika virus, however, it is not a covered reason to cancel your trip, unless you become infected with the virus.

Coverage for cancellation due to the Zika virus, unless diagnosed with the virus, is not included by any of the providers listed on our website. Currently, the Zika virus is not listed as an exclusion by these providers which means that certain benefits, such as medical coverage and evacuation, may still be available for this virus.

This coverage is subject to change at any time as conditions related to the Zika virus change.

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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