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ABI advice for travellers concerned about the Zika virus

The latest from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is for individuals to follow the current advice from Public Health England and the National Travel Health Network and Centre. Public Health England advise pregnant women to postpone non-essential travel to areas with active Zika virus transmission. Travellers needing medical treatment whilst abroad will be covered in the normal way by their travel insurance.

Pregnant women that are due to travel to any of the a destination that is affected should contact their travel agent, tour operator or airline in the first instance about cancelling or re-arranging their travel plans. Where alternative arrangements are made, travel insurance policies can usually be transferred to cover the new destination.

Pregnant travellers who cannot rearrange or cancel through their tour operator, can speak to their travel insurer about making a claim.

It’s important to check the FCO's country travel advice pages before travelling. For more information about Zika virus see the Public Health England (PHE) or NaTHNaC websites.

Last updated 01/07/2016