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Travel insurance impact - Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The US Department of State recently updated its travel advisory regarding the DRC ( the Democratic Republic of the Congo) because of safety issues and the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease, which was designated a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization on July 17, 2019. Some parts of the country have been designated as Level 4 or “Do Not Travel,” areas including the North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, the Eastern DRC Region and the three Kasai Provinces. For the DRC as a whole, the State Department has recommended U.S. citizens to reconsider travel.

Can I cancel because of a US Department of State warning?

Unfortunately, cancellation out of fear or a last-minute change of mind doesn’t count as a covered reason, even if there’s an official travel advisory involved. 

What if I’m booked to travel to the DRC and purchased a World Nomads policy?

If you have a trip planned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are concerned about your travel arrangements, please contact your carrier or tour operator first to confirm your arrangements.

While there is, unfortunately, no coverage in the event of a travel advisory, World Nomads will honor any policies already purchased for travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

If you have any other concerns, please contact us.


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