Last Updated: 08/26/16

At 9:36 PM ET on August 23, 2016 (3:36 AM on August 24 local time) an earthquake occurred in Central Italy.

Many travel insurance policies include coverage for natural disasters, such as earthquakes. If you had a policy in effect before August 23, you may be covered to cancel your upcoming trip to the Italy if you meet your policy’s requirements. Check with your provider, or view our provider position statements for the Central Italy earthquake, to see what coverage may be available.

This resource is updated regularly with frequently asked questions, provider position statements, and more related to the earthquake in Italy. Information included in this database is subject to change at any time.

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

You must have had a policy in place before August 23 to be eligible for coverage for the earthquake in Central Italy.

You may be covered to cancel or return home early from your trip to Italy if you meet your policy's requirements.

Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

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  • What if my flight is delayed because of the earthquake?

    Short Answer If you purchased a travel insurance policy before the earthquake occurred, you may be covered under your policy’s Travel Delay and Missed Connection benefits for a flight delay.

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  • Can I cancel my upcoming trip because of the earthquake?
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    Short Answer You may be covered to cancel your trip due to the earthquake, as long as you had a policy in place before the earthquake occurred and you meet your policy's cancellation requirements.

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    Short Answer Policies are still available for future travel. However, policies can no longer be purchased for the earthquake that has already occurred.

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    Short Answer If you had a policy in place before the earthquake occurred, you may be eligible for travel insurance coverage under various benefits, including Emergency Medical, Medical Evacuation, Trip Interruption and Travel Delay.

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    Short Answer You may be covered to return home early due to the earthquake under the Trip Interruption benefit if you meet your policy's requirements. The policy must have been purchased before the earthquake occurred.

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    Short Answer If you had a policy in place that included Cancel For Any Reason before the earthquake occurred, you may be covered to cancel your trip due to the earthquake.

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    Short Answer Unfortunately, fear of traveling is not a covered reason to cancel on most travel insurance policies.

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