Will travel insurance allow me to cancel my trip if the Ebola outbreak worsens?

Update: This information has been moved to our Current Event Information Centers. For up-to-date information regarding this, and other current events that affect travel, please visit: https://www.squaremouth.com/current-event-information-centers/

The Current Event Information Centers are designed to keep travelers informed about current events that may affect international travel and the travel insurance industry. The Information Centers are populated with provider position statements, FAQ’s, and travel warnings and are updated by Squaremouth’s team of industry experts.

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Short Answer

If a traveler wants the option to cancel a trip if the outbreak worsens, or if a traveler is scared to travel due to Ebola, we recommend purchasing a policy with the Cancel For Any Reason benefit.


More Detail

Concern over the Ebola outbreak is not a covered reason to cancel a trip. However, policies with the Cancel For Any Reason benefit literally allow a traveler to cancel their trip for any reason, and be reimbursed up to 75% of their trip cost.

In order to be eligible for this benefit, a policy must be purchased within 21 days of the first trip deposit. Additionally, the entire trip cost must be insured. This benefit typically increases the price of the insurance policy by 40%.

Some policies include specific limitations or exclusions related to Ebola. To read each provider’s current position on their coverage of the Ebola outbreak, please read their official position statements here: https://www.squaremouth.com/current-event-information-centers/2014/12/11/position-statements/

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Courtney Pechart
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