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.
London Parliament Car Attack

On August 14, 2018, a man drove a car into several pedestrians outside the British Parliament. At least three people were injured in the attack, which is being treated as terrorism.

Toronto Greektown Shooting

On Sunday, July 22, 2018, a gunman fired shots in Toronto's popular Greektown neighborhood, killing two people and injuring 12 others.

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 I’m worried about terrorism?

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    An increased risk of terrorism, or fear that a terrorist attack will occur because of the recent bombing in New York, is not a covered reason to cancel your trip with a standard travel insurance policy.

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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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  • Am I covered to cancel if there’s a terrorist attack at my destination?

    You may be covered to cancel if there is a terrorist attack at your destination or departure location, as long as your policy includes Terrorism coverage.

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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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  • Can I use my Non-Medical Evacuation coverage if there is unrest due to terrorism?

    Short Answer Yes, Non-Medical Evacuation coverage may be available if there is a terrorist attack while you are traveling.

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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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  • Can I cancel if it's unsafe to fly due to terrorist threats?

    Short Answer Unfortunately, standard Trip Cancellation will not provide coverage for travelers who cancel their trip due to a threat to transportation safety.

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

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

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  • Can I cancel if there is a terrorist threat to the country I am traveling to?

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    Short Answer Unfortunately, standard Trip Cancellation coverage will not allow travelers to cancel their trip due to the threat of a terrorist attack.

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  • Can I cancel if there is a terrorist attack?

    Short Answer Yes, coverage for Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption may be available if there is a terrorist attack prior to or during your covered trip.

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  • When should I purchase a policy to be covered for a terrorist attack?

    Short Answer If you are concerned about a terrorist attack affecting your travel plans, we recommend that you purchase a travel insurance policy as soon as possible. In order to be covered for any terrorist incident, a policy must be purchase before the attack occurs.

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  • What if I don't want to travel due to terrorist threats?

    Short Answer Choosing not to travel, regardless of the reason, is not a covered reason under any travel insurance policy’s standard Trip Cancellation coverage. In order to be covered to cancel a trip due to terrorism, an official act of terrorism must meet your policy’s definition.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because of terrorism?

    Yes, many policies allow travelers to cancel their trip because of terrorism at their destination, as long as their policy includes Terrorism coverage and was purchased before the attack occurred.

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  • Is Terrorism a covered reason for cancellation?

    Short Answer Yes, some policies provide Terrorism coverage under their Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption benefits.

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