Can I buy a policy to provide coverage for the Zika virus?

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Short Answer

You can purchase travel insurance to provide coverage for the Zika virus. This can include Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation coverage if you contract the virus while traveling, or Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption coverage if you contract the virus before or during your trip.

More Detail

Currently, the Zika virus is not specifically listed as an exclusion by the providers listed on Squaremouth. This means that coverage may be available for medical treatment and evacuation if you contract the Zika virus while on your trip.

Additionally, you may be covered to cancel or interrupt your trip due to contracting the virus.

However, Trip Cancellation will not provide coverage to cancel from fear of contracting the Zika virus. If you would like to cancel your trip due to fear of contracting the Zika virus, Squaremouth recommends purchasing a policy with the Cancel For Any Reason benefit.

This information can vary based on the travel insurance policy. Please review the policy certificate to verify coverage. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact us directly at 800-240-0369. Our customer service representatives are available from 8am to 10pm ET seven days a week and are delighted to help!