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.


  • 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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  • What happens if I contract the measles while on my trip?

    Short Answer If you become infected with measles while traveling, please contact the 24-Hour Emergency Assistance number provided to you with your travel insurance policy. Depending on your policy, Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation benefits may be available to you.

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  • If my family member or I contract the measles, am I covered to cancel my trip?

    Short Answer If a traveler or a traveler’s family member contracts the Measles prior to departing for a trip, they may be covered to cancel their trip and be reimbursed for any nonrefundable trip costs they insured under the Trip Cancellation benefit.

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  • Can I go to the doctor if I think I have contracted an illness on my trip?

    Short Answer Yes, if a traveler contracts an illness, including measles, while on their covered trip they may go to any licensed medical physician who is not their traveling companion or family member.

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  • Can I cancel a trip because there is a measles outbreak at my destination?

    Short Answer Canceling a trip because there is an outbreak in your destination is not a covered reason under standard Trip Cancellation policies. If a traveler wants the option to cancel a trip for this reason and receive reimbursement, we recommend purchasing a policy with the Cancel For Any Reason benefit.

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