Important information for policyholders of SureSave Travel Insurance relating to the Zika virus
As at 8/6/16; updating last advice of 07/04/16
For policies purchased after Wednesday 8 June 2016, no cover for cancellation/rearrangement is available:
Reports on the Zika virus have been extensively publicised in the mass media since late-January 2016, including reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). We consider cancellation/rearrangement arising from the Zika virus to now be foreseen and, therefore, no longer covered.
For policies purchased by 23.59 AET on the dates noted in the table below for the respective locations:
Cover continues under Benefit 3 – Cancellation Costs for those travellers who are pregnant in any trimester (and their accompanying partners/dependent children) who have to cancel or rearrange their travel plans to avoid travelling to the following Zika-affected countries/territories. No cover is provided for cancellation or rearrangement to the following locations if a policy was not issued by the cut-off dates noted below and/or if you are not pregnant at the time of travel. If you wish to change your travel plans, please contact your travel services providers directly for assistance.
|Locations identified by the CDC as having locally-acquired Zika virus transmissions (cover cut-off dates):
|25 January 2016
U.S. Virgin Islands
| 1 February 2016
3 February 2016
18 February 2016
23 February 2016
Trinidad and Tobago
29 February 2016
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2 March 2016
Thailand (11:00 AET)
|9 March 2016
19 March 2016
22 March 2016
7 April 2016
Kosrae (part of Federated States of Micronesia)
8 June 2016
Papua New Guinea
All other locations not listed above.
For those travellers issuedwith a policy prior to suffering a sudden illness from the Zika virus, cover for medical expenses overseas (and medical evacuation, where necessary) is available. If you suddenly fall ill, contact our Emergency Assistance team on +61 2 9234 3113 or +61 2 8256 1513 for assistance.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cdc.gov/zika/geo
World Health Organisation who.int/en
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) smartraveller.gov.au/bulletins/zika_virus
In an emergency, you must contact our emergency assistance team as soon as possible on +61 2 9234 3113 or +61 2 8256 1513 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please contact SureSave Customer Service on 1300 787 376 from Australia or +61 2 9234 3111 from overseas or email us at email@example.com or visit suresave.com.au.
In the event of a claim covered by your policy, you must do everything you can to minimise and reduce the cost of the claim (including seeking compensation from any travel service providers), and provide all supporting documentation of the event and expenses incurred. To lodge a claim, you’ll need to download a claim form which is available via the website at suresave.com.au or contact your agent.