Can travelers cancel their trip if there is a Zika virus outbreak or CDC alert for their destination?


A CDC alert or fear of the Zika virus are not considered to be covered reasons to cancel a trip under a standard travel insurance policy. We recommend that, when possible, travelers purchase a ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policy. This time sensitive benefit requires travelers insure 100% of their prepaid and non-refundable trip costs and can reimburse up to 75% of those costs.

Attribution: Carolyn Leckie, Squaremouth Travel Expert