Infectious Diseases

If I become infected with the Zika virus, can I be medically evacuated home?

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Travel insurance providers consider contracting the Zika virus an unforeseen event. This means benefits like Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation are available to travelers who purchase a policy before becoming infected.

Medical evacuation of a patient with the Zika virus is dependent on the severity of their condition and the recommendation of their treating physician. 

In the event of a Medical Evacuation, the travel insurance provider will need to coordinate benefits with the receiving hospital, the air medical transport provider and ground transportation providers. Most policies require you to contact your travel insurance provider’s 24-hour emergency assistance department for pre-approval.

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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