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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 to France because of the attack in Nice?

    You may be covered to cancel your upcoming trip if you had a travel insurance policy with Terrorism coverage in place before July 14 and the Nice attack meets your policy's definition of a terrorist attack. (See provider position statements.)

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  • Can I still buy a travel insurance policy for my upcoming trip to France?

    You can still buy travel insurance for an upcoming trip to France, including coverage for any future terrorist events.

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  • I’m in Nice, what does my travel insurance cover?

    All policies offer 24-Hour Emergency Assistance, which can help affected travelers. Travel insurance can also provide coverage under the Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation benefits if you were injured in the attack.

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  • I’m in France, can I return home early because of the attack in Nice?

    If the attack in Nice, France meets your policy's definition of terrorism, and you have Terrorism coverage under the Trip Interruption benefit of your policy, you may be covered to return home early.

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  • What if I’m afraid to travel after the attack in Nice, France?

    Fear of traveling is not a covered reason to cancel your trip under a standard travel insurance policy.

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  • Does the Bastille Day attack in Nice, France meet the travel insurance definition of terrorism?

    To find out if your provider considers this attack terrorism, please visit our provider position statement page for the attack in Nice.

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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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  • 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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  • Can I cancel my trip because of the terrorist attack?

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    Yes, many policies provide coverage to cancel your trip if there is a terrorist attack at your destination, as long as you had a policy in place before the attack occurred and you meet the requirements for Terrorism coverage.

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