The Zika virus dangers to pregnant women and their fetus have cause United Airlines and American Airlines to begin offering refunds to passengers traveling to certain affected areas as listed by the Centers for Disease Control, CDC.
Refund policy does vary by Airline. United says it is offering refunds to ticketed passengers who feel they are in danger by traveling to destinations listed by the CDC as areas affected by the Zika virus.
America said it is offering similar refunds to four destinations so far and a spokesperson with American said they are monitoring the situation will adjust or expand the policy as the situation requires, but does require passengers to provide a doctors note. The four cities covered in this current policy by America are San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa in Honduras as well as Panama City, Panama, and Guatemala City.
The CDC currently lists Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Paraguay, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Suriname and Venezuela as countries affected with the Zika virus.
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