Squaremouth informs travelers about events that are expected to have a major impact on travel. This is not a comprehensive list of all worldwide events.

Squaremouth’s Europe Travel Alert and Insurance Information Center is designed to keep travelers informed about European travel events that 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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  • When is an attack considered terrorism by travel insurance?

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    For an attack to be covered by travel insurance, it must be deemed an act of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State.

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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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  • Can I still get travel insurance for my trip to Europe even though there’s a travel alert?

    Travel insurance is still available to travelers planning trips to Europe, even though a travel alert has been issued. The alert does not affect the coverage for any benefits.

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  • Can I cancel my trip due to the Europe Travel Alert if I have Cancel For Any Reason?

    Yes, you can cancel your trip because of the Europe Travel Alert if you have Cancel For Any Reason, as long as you do so at least 2-3 days before your scheduled departure date.

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  • Can I cancel my trip if there is a travel alert for an event I am attending?

    Standard travel insurance will not cover you to cancel your trip because there is a travel alert for an event you are attending.

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  • What if I’m planning to attend the Euro Cup in France?

    If you currently have a travel insurance policy for your trip: Your coverage is not affected by the Europe Travel Alert.

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  • What if I’m planning a trip to the Tour de France?

    If you are a current policyholder: The Europe Travel Alert does not affect your coverage.

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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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