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CNBC, Feb 9 2016 – Worried about Zika? Here’s how to cancel that trip

CNBC, Feb 9 2016 – Worried about Zika? Here’s how to cancel that trip

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If you bought travel insurance, check to see if your policy will kick in to cover nonrefundable costs of rescheduling or canceling your trip — but don’t count on it. “In general, policies don’t cover something that would just be a fear of travel,” said Megan Freedman, executive director of the U.S. Travel Insurance Association.

Worries that you’ll contract Zika aren’t covered, even with the CDC’s travel warning.

There are a few exceptions. Travelers who paid extra for cancel-for-any-reason coverage are likely to find they can still back out. A few policies also allow for trip cancellation if you became pregnant after purchasing the insurance and, as a result of the pregnancy, no longer want to take the trip, said Rachael Taft, a spokeswoman for comparison site Squaremouth.

Read the full article online here: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/09/worried-about-zika-heres-how-to-cancel-that-trip.html