Zika Virus - Coverage FAQs

Please visit our Zika Virus and Travel Insurance Information Center to view answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding this outbreak, including coverage for pregnancy. 

FAQ’s are regularly updated and currently include the following concerns:

Can I still purchase travel insurance to cover the Zika virus?

- Can I purchase a travel insurance policy after being diagnosed with the Zika virus?

Cancellation

Am I covered to cancel my trip to a destination affected by the Zika virus?

- Can I cancel my trip to the 2016 Olympics due to the Zika virus?

If my family member or I contract the Zika Virus, am I covered to cancel my trip?

 Pregnant Travelers

What travel insurance will cover me if I become pregnant before my trip and don’t want to travel?

Can I cancel my trip to a Zika-affected country if I become pregnant?

What if I’m pregnant and don’t want to travel?

- What if I become pregnant on or after my trip?

While Traveling

What if I contract the Zika virus while traveling?

- If I become infected with the Zika virus, can I be medically evacuated home?

- Will my travel insurance coverage extend if I am hospitalized due to the Zika virus?

This center also includes travel warnings, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for the following countries:

- Caribbean: Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, The Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, U.S. Virgin Islands

- Pacific Islands: American Samoa, Fiji, Kosrae (Federated States of Micronesia), Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tonga

- Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama

- South America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela

- Cape Verde

- Mexico

The Current Event Information Centers are designed to keep travelers informed about current events that may affect travel and the travel insurance industry.

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Written by:
Courtney Pechart
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