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.

FAQs

  • Can I cancel my trip due to a winter storm or blizzard?

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    You may be covered to cancel your trip if a winter storm or blizzard seriously impacts your travel and you had a policy in place before the storm was named.

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  • Can I cancel my trip if I don’t want to travel in bad weather?

    Fear of traveling during bad weather is not a covered reason to cancel a trip on a standard travel insurance policy.

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  • Can I still buy a policy for a forecasted winter storm?

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    You cannot buy a policy with coverage for a winter storm or blizzard once it has been named.

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  • When is a storm considered foreseen by travel insurance?

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    A storm is typically considered foreseen once it is named.

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  • Can I cancel my trip due to a hurricane or tropical storm?

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    You may be covered to cancel your trip if a hurricane seriously impacts your travel.

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  • Can I still buy travel insurance after a tropical storm or hurricane is named?

    While you can still buy a travel insurance policy after a storm is named, the policy will not include coverage for the storm.

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  • Can I return home early if there is a hurricane at my destination?

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    Short Answer With the Hurricane and Weather benefit, you may be covered to return home early from your trip due to a hurricane at your destination.

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  • Can I cancel my trip if I’m afraid a storm will hit during my trip?

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    Short Answer Fear that a storm will hit your destination is not a covered reason to cancel your trip under standard Trip Cancellation policies.

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  • What if my flight or cruise is delayed because of a hurricane?

    If your flight or cruise is delayed due to a hurricane, travel insurance can cover additional costs and lost expenses under the Travel Delay and Missed Connection benefits.

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  • Can I still buy a travel insurance policy for hurricane season?

    Yes, you can still buy a policy with coverage for hurricane season. However, you cannot buy a policy with coverage for a specific storm once it is named.

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  • Can I cancel my trip if a storm hits my home?

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    You may be covered by your travel insurance to cancel your trip if a storm hits your home.

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  • Can I still buy travel insurance for Hurricane Matthew?

    No, travel insurance is no longer available with coverage for Hurricane Matthew.

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  • What if my flight or cruise is delayed or canceled due to a hurricane?

    Travel insurance can cover many of your lost or additional expenses due to a cruise or flight delay or cancellation because of a hurricane.

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  • What if I want to cancel my vacation because of a hurricane?

    You may be covered to cancel or interrupt your trip if your policy includes hurricane coverage and you meet the policy’s requirements.

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  • What if the Northeast Blizzard delays my return home?

    Travelers who purchase their policy before January 26, 2015, may be eligible for travel insurance benefits if their trip is affected by the storm. For travelers who are unable to return home due to closed airports and cancelled flights, policy coverage may automatically extend.

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  • My travel arrangements have been cancelled because of the Northeast Blizzard, how do I make a claim?

    Squaremouth recommends contacting your travel insurance provider as soon as your travel arrangements are cancelled, or the length of your flight delay meets your Trip Cancellation requirements. Your provider may request specific documentation proving your flight was cancelled, or delayed for an extended period of time, as well as documentation proving you didn’t accept any other vouchers from the airlines.

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  • Is a blizzard considered a Natural Disaster?

    By most definitions, the Northeast Blizzard is considered a Natural Disaster.

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  • What do I do if I have a policy?

    If you have purchased a policy prior to January 26th, 2015 we recommend reviewing your policy certificate to see what coverage may be available for the Northeast blizzard.

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  • How can I use my existing policy for the Northeast blizzard?

    Travelers who have purchased a policy prior to the blizzard becoming a known event may have coverage for benefits, including (but not limited to): Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption and Travel Delay.

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