Last Updated: 03/25/16

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, a series of attacks occurred in Brussels, Belgium, with two explosions at Zaventem Airport and an explosion Maelbeek metro station.

The Brussels Terrorist Attacks and Travel Insurance Information Center explains what travelers need to know about travel insurance in the wake of the recent attacks in Brussels. This database is regularly updated with travel alerts, frequently asked questions, provider position statements, and other new information as the situation progresses. Travel insurance position statements and FAQs included in this Information Center are subject to change at any time.

Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions about coverage for the Brussels terrorist attacks. Please contact customer service for more information. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

If you are currently in Belgium, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

Travelers may be covered to cancel their upcoming trip to Brussels if they have a policy with Terrorism coverage.

Policies must have been purchased before March 22, 2016, to include coverage for the attacks in Brussels.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

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FAQs

  • My flight was diverted because of the explosions at the Brussels Airport, what can my policy do?

    Travel insurance can provide coverage for Trip Interruption, Missed Connection and Travel Delay benefits, depending on the circumstances of the diversion.

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  • Will my current travel insurance policy cover me to cancel my trip to Belgium?

    If your travel insurance policy includes terrorism coverage within the Trip Cancellation benefit you may be covered to cancel your trip to Belgium due to the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Coverage for terrorism varies between each policy and often times must meet certain requirements in order to be covered.

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  • Can I cancel my trip if another terrorist attack occurs in Europe?

    If your travel insurance policy includes Terrorism coverage, you may be covered to cancel your trip if another terrorist attack occurs.

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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 because of the Europe Travel Alert?

    Travel insurance will not cover you to cancel your trip because of the Europe Travel Alert unless you have Cancel For Any Reason coverage.

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  • Can I cancel my trip to Europe if I have Cancel For Any Reason?

    The Cancel For Any Reason upgrade allows travelers to cancel their trip for any reason.

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  • My flight was diverted and I have missed my connection to my tour/cruise/flight. Am I covered?

    If you missed your connection for your cruise, tour, or another flight because your flight to Brussels was rerouted due to the terrorist explosions at the airport, your travel insurance policy may provide coverage for you to catch up to your trip.

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  • My flight was diverted, and I wish to return home instead of going to my original destination. Am I covered by travel insurance?

    If your flight to Brussels was rerouted because of the terrorist explosions at the airport and you want to return home instead of continuing on your trip, you may be covered by your travel insurance under the Trip Interruption benefit.

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  • Can I cancel my upcoming trip to Europe because of the attack in Brussels?

    If you travel insurance policy includes Terrorism coverage and your upcoming trip to Europe includes a stop in or near Brussels, you may be covered to cancel your upcoming trip.

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