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Zika Virus

 04 April 2017 - 12:29

At Thomas Cook we understand that customers who are pregnant will naturally be concerned about travelling to an area affected by the Zika Virus. This currently includes countries such as Mexico, Barbados, Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Cape Verde, and the Maldives.

As always, the health and safety of our customers is of paramount importance and we will continue to monitor the situation and keep any policy requirements under review.

In addition, our resort teams are contactable 24 hours a day should any customers who are on holiday in these destinations need any information or support during their stay.

Customers due to travel to the affected areas should monitor the World Health Organisation website for further updates and advice.

While the symptoms of the Zika Virus are usually mild, customers are recommended to take the normal precautionary measures to avoid mosquito bites.

Customers planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with a healthcare provider to assess the risk of infection and receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures. This advice will include information on when you can conceive when returning from an affected area.

Customers who are already pregnant should inform their obstetrician or midwife if they have recently travelled to a country where Zika is known to occur.

Normal booking conditions currently apply, however If you would like further information or have any concerns please call us on 01733 224 536.

Please also visit the World Health Organisation website for more information - http://www.who.int/csr/disease/zika/en/