FAQ: Can Monkeypox be covered by travel insurance?

Yes, Monkeypox is treated like any other illness and can be covered by Generali travel insurance.

Recently, an outbreak of Monkeypox has spread across several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States. Monkeypox symptoms include fever, muscle aches, chills, swollen lymph glands and “a rash that can look like pimples or blisters that appears on the face, inside the mouth, and on other parts of the body” according to the Centers for Disease Control. The virus spreads through close contact with someone who has Monkeypox.

If you, a family member or a traveling companion are diagnosed with Monkeypox before or during your trip, and meet the requirements for coverage due to sickness, you can be covered for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Medical & Dental, and Emergency Assistance & Transportation, in addition to our 24/7 Emergency Assistance services. You can also be covered for additional lodging expenses and extension of your travel insurance plan if you are required to isolate at your destination and your return is delayed.

For your safety and the safety of others, insured travelers who believe they may have contracted the virus should call our 24/7 Emergency Assistance team who will coordinate local treatment on your behalf.

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