Last Updated: 05/19/16

On Thursday, May 19, 2016, EgyptAir Flight 804 crashed in the Mediterranean Sea while en route from Paris, France, to Cairo, Egypt.

Travel Insurance Coverage Related to the EgyptAir Crash
The EgyptAir Plane Crash and Travel Insurance Information Center explains what travelers need to know about travel insurance in the wake of the recent plane crash. While there is speculation that terrorism may be the cause of the crash, as of May 19, the crash has not been deemed an act of terrorism by the U.S. State Department. At this time, the EgyptAir plane crash does not trigger Terrorism coverage for cancellation on a standard travel insurance policy.

As the situation progresses, this database is updated with frequently asked questions, provider position statements, and any travel alerts or other new information. 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 travel insurance coverage. 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.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • EgyptAir Crash: Travel Insurance Won’t Cover Fear of Terrorism, Says Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL May 19, 2016 -- With speculation that terrorism is to blame, the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 serves as another cause of uncertainty among travelers. Unfortunately for nervous travelers, fear is not enough to trigger travel insurance benefits, says Squaremouth.

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FAQs

  • 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 cancel my trip because I’m afraid to travel?

    Unfortunately, fear of traveling is never a covered reason to cancel under a standard travel insurance policy.

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  • Am I covered to cancel if an event might be terror-related, but hasn’t been confirmed yet?

    Speculation of a terrorist attack is not a covered reason to cancel on standard travel insurance.

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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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