When do I need to purchase a policy to have coverage for MERS?

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If you are concerned about MERS affecting your travel plans, we recommend that you purchase a travel insurance policy sooner, rather than later. Currently, MERS is not listed as an exclusion by most of the providers on the Squaremouth platform, and is still considered an unforeseen event.

In the event that an epidemic is declared, some providers would not offer coverage, as epidemics are listed as an exclusion. The following providers do not offer coverage for epidemics: Allianz Global Assistance, HTH Worldwide,iTravelInsured, and Travel Insurance Services.

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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