esure travel insurance to cover cancellations to Zika hit areas

  • Cases of Zika virus and infected mosquitoes now found in over 20 countries including Florida, one of the most common destinations for UK travellers visiting the US
  • esure travel insurance customers will be covered to cancel or change their holiday if a member of the insured party is pregnant and due to travel to an infected area
  • Other countries affected by outbreak of the virus including popular destinations such as Barbados, Dominican Republic and Cuba

esure travel insurance will cover holiday cancellations related to the Zika virus. The cancellation cover is available to pregnant women or those who are receiving pregnancy related medical treatment such as IVF. The cover will be available for all insured members of the travelling party.

Nikki Sellers, Head of Travel Insurance, said: “We understand how anyone pregnant wouldn’t want to travel to an affected country, so our travel insurance will cover customers to cancel or change their destination. In the first instance travellers in this situation with packages booked should contact their tour operator to see if they can assist. If travellers have booked their flights and hotel directly cover will be available for any non-refundable costs. We will also cover curtailment costs for anyone who is in Florida or an infected country to come home early if they travelled out before the advice was issued.”

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For more information:
Emma Banks, emma.banks@esure.com, 01737 235107 / 07894 158605

Notes to editors:
esure Group offers a range of general insurance products. The group was founded in 2000 by Chairman, Sir Peter Wood, and is one of the UK’s leading providers of Motor and Home insurance products through the esure and Sheilas’ Wheels brands. It owns the price comparison website, Gocompare.com.