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Squaremouth’s Brussels Attacks and Travel Insurance Information Center is designed to keep travelers informed about the attack and how it may impact travel and travel insurance coverage.

FAQs

  • What types of current events are covered by travel insurance?

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    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen events, including unexpected illnesses, terrorist attacks, inclement weather and natural disasters, and other events that cause a complete cessation of travel, such as a strike of a travel supplier.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because of a travel alert?

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    A travel alert is not a covered reason to cancel your trip on standard travel insurance policies.

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  • What travel insurance will allow me to cancel if I’m afraid a terrorist attack may occur?

    Only a policy that includes the Cancel For Any Reason upgrade will cover you to cancel due to fear of a potential terrorist attack.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because of a terror threat?

    Standard travel insurance policies do not provide coverage to cancel due to the threat of terrorism.

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  • My flight was diverted because of the explosions at the Brussels Airport, what can my policy do?

    Travel insurance can provide coverage for Trip Interruption, Missed Connection and Travel Delay benefits, depending on the circumstances of the diversion.

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  • Will my current travel insurance policy cover me to cancel my trip to Belgium?

    If your travel insurance policy includes terrorism coverage within the Trip Cancellation benefit, you may be covered to cancel your trip to Belgium due to the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Coverage for terrorism varies between each policy and often times must meet certain requirements in order for coverage to be available.

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  • Can I cancel my trip if another terrorist attack occurs in Europe?

    If your travel insurance policy includes Terrorism coverage, you may be covered to cancel your trip if another terrorist attack occurs.

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  • Does the Europe Travel Alert affect travel insurance coverage?

    The Europe Travel Alert for does not affect the availability of travel insurance coverage for travel to Europe. Travelers can still purchase travel insurance for future trips to Europe, including cancellation policies with Terrorism coverage.

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  • What if I don’t want to travel to Europe because of the Europe Travel Alert?

    If you want to cancel your trip because you are nervous about traveling to a destination with a travel alert, only the Cancel For Any Reason benefit would cover you to cancel for this reason.

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  • Can I cancel my trip to Europe with Cancel For Any Reason?

    The Cancel For Any Reason upgrade allows travelers to cancel their trip for any reason.

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  • My flight was diverted and I have missed my connection to my tour/cruise/flight. Am I covered?

    If you missed your connection for your cruise, tour, or another flight because your flight to Brussels was rerouted due to the terrorist explosions at the airport, your travel insurance policy may provide coverage for you to catch up to your trip.

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  • My flight was diverted, and I wish to return home instead of going to my original destination. Am I covered by travel insurance?

    If your flight to Brussels was rerouted because of the terrorist explosions at the airport and you want to return home instead of continuing on your trip, you may be covered by your travel insurance under the Trip Interruption benefit.

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  • Can I cancel my upcoming trip to Europe because of the attack in Brussels?

    If you travel insurance policy includes Terrorism coverage and your upcoming trip to Europe includes a stop in or near Brussels, you may be covered to cancel your upcoming trip.

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  • What type of travel insurance policy do I need to buy to include coverage for terrorism?

    Most travel insurance policies cover Terrorism as standard under Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption benefits.

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  • I have an upcoming trip to Belgium, can I buy a policy now for cancellation coverage?

    Travelers can still purchase a travel insurance policy for a future trip to Belgium.

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  • My flight is delayed because of the attack in Brussels, what type of coverage is available?

    Most travel insurance policies include Travel Delay coverage for “any delay of a common carrier,” which includes delays caused by airport closures at a traveler’s destination.

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  • Will my policy cover me if my flight is canceled because of the attacks in Brussels?

    Depending on your destination, you may be covered under the Trip Cancellation benefit if your flight is canceled due to the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

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  • What if I don’t want to go on my upcoming trip because of the recent attacks in Brussels?

    In order for an event to be covered under standard Trip Cancellation policies, it must meet one of the policy’s specific covered reasons. Unfortunately, not wanting to travel, or being too scared to travel, are not covered under standard Trip Cancellation policies.

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  • Can I buy a policy to provide coverage for the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels?

    Unfortunately, it is too late to purchase a policy for any travel insurance coverage related to the recent attacks in Brussels.

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  • I’m currently in Belgium, can my travel insurance policy bring me home?

    The Trip Interruption benefit will allow you to return home early from your trip for a specified covered reason. If your policy includes coverage for terrorism, you may be covered to interrupt your trip and return home early due to the terrorist attacks in Brussels. The Trip Interruption benefit will often reimburse the unused portion of your trip costs, as well as additional travel expenses to return home early.

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  • My flight was diverted while I was in the air, or before my initial departure, because of the Brussels attacks. Am I covered by travel insurance?

    If your flight to Brussels was rerouted because of the terrorist attacks at Brussels Airport, you may be eligible for coverage under a few different travel insurance benefits.

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  • I was scheduled to return home today, but my flight out of Brussels is canceled. What is covered by travel insurance?

    If your scheduled return flight home from Brussels is canceled due to the Brussels Airport closure following the terrorist attacks, you may be covered by your travel insurance for expenses during your delay, as well as additional expenses to return home.

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  • My flight was diverted because of the Brussels attacks, but I wish to stay at my new destination. What coverage is available?

    If your flight to Brussels is rerouted and you choose to stay in your new destination rather than continue on to Brussels, Trip Interruption can provide coverage for your prepaid and unused travel expenses in Brussels.

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  • Can I purchase a travel insurance policy after a terrorist attack?

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    Yes, you can purchase a travel insurance policy after a terrorist attack. However, in most cases, the policy will not cover losses related to the attack.

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  • What coverage is available if there is a terrorist attack?

    Some Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption benefits include coverage for Terrorism.

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