Does Travel Insurance Cover Me If I Get the Zika Virus?

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Because Zika infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects, pregnant women should not travel to area with risk of Zika Zika virus can be spread to unborn children and has been linked to a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly. Partners of pregnant women and couples considering pregnancy should know the risks to pregnancy and take prevention steps. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and prevent sexual transmission during and after the trip.

Where is the world is Zika virus?

Specific areas with ongoing Zika virus transmission is ongoing are often difficult to determine and are likely to change over time. If traveling, please visit the CDC Travelers' Health site for the most updated travel information." For more information, you can also visit our travel alert, which has been written for travel to the Americas, however contains useful advice on how to stay safe when travelling in any country where Zika virus may be present.

What’s covered

World Nomads plans for US residents and the coverage available are not impacted by this travel alert. Countries in these regions continue to be eligible destinations. There are no exclusions or limitations for an epidemic or pandemic, should the situation worsen. Should travelers become ill with the Zika Virus, coverage may be available for Emergency Medical, Medical Evacuation, Trip Cancellation, or Trip Interruption.

Some travelers may prefer to cancel their trip out of concern for the Zika Virus. World Nomads plans do not provide coverage to cancel for any reason, except the covered reasons explained in your plan documents, which contain full details.

Cover is subject to the conditions and exclusions in your policy documents, so please do read your policy carefully. If you have questions about coverage, please call the Trip Mate Customer Service Team who are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - Write or call:

Phone:+1 844 207 1930 (toll-Free from Continental USA)
+1-816-905-3963  (collect from anywhere else in the world)

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