Last Updated: 02/23/15

The Measles Outbreak and Travel Insurance Information Center contains a collection of resources including travel insurance provider position statements, FAQs, and travel alerts related to infectious diseases. Travel insurance position statements and FAQs included in this Information Center are subject to change at any time.

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What types of current events are covered by travel insurance?


  • What types of current events are covered by travel insurance?

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    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen events, including unexpected illnesses, terrorist attacks, inclement weather and natural disasters, and other events that cause a complete cessation of travel, such as a strike of a travel supplier.

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  • What happens if I contract the measles while on my trip?

    Short Answer If you become infected with measles while traveling, please contact the 24-Hour Emergency Assistance number provided to you with your travel insurance policy. Depending on your policy, Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation benefits may be available to you.

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  • If my family member or I contract the measles, am I covered to cancel my trip?

    Short Answer If a traveler or a traveler’s family member contracts the Measles prior to departing for a trip, they may be covered to cancel their trip and be reimbursed for any nonrefundable trip costs they insured under the Trip Cancellation benefit.

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  • Can I go to the doctor if I think I have contracted an illness on my trip?

    Short Answer Yes, if a traveler contracts an illness, including measles, while on their covered trip they may go to any licensed medical physician who is not their traveling companion or family member.

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  • Can I cancel a trip because there is a measles outbreak at my destination?

    Short Answer Canceling a trip because there is an outbreak in your destination is not a covered reason under standard Trip Cancellation policies. If a traveler wants the option to cancel a trip for this reason and receive reimbursement, we recommend purchasing a policy with the Cancel For Any Reason benefit.

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