Last Updated: 11/02/15

On November 2, 2015, a Russian Metrojet carrying 224 people crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

The Russian Metrojet Plane Crash and Travel Insurance Information Center contains a collection of resources including travel insurance provider position statements, FAQs, and travel alerts related to the Russian plane crash in Egypt. Information is subject to change at any time.

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Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • Speculation of Terrorism Not Enough to Trigger Travel Insurance, Says Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL November 6, 2015 — Thousands of travelers have been left stranded in Egypt, as multiple countries halt flights out of the Sharm el-Sheikh airport following the recent Russian plane crash. While travelers may be inconvenienced, they aren’t covered under travel insurance, at least not yet, according to Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison website.

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  • Russian Plane Crash: Top 4 Travel Insurance Questions

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL November 4, 2015 -- Speculation around the Russian Metrojet airplane crash in Egypt has caused growing concerns among travelers. Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison website, answers the four most asked questions about insurance coverage for the event.

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  • Too Many Unknowns in Russian Plane Crash for Travel Insurance Coverage, Says Squaremouth

    ST PETERSBURG, FL November 2, 2015 — The cause behind Saturday’s crash of a Russian airplane in Egypt is still unknown, but the possibility of a terrorist attack has some travelers considering canceling upcoming trips. Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison website, explains why cancellation coverage related to the incident is limited, even for travelers who already have a policy.

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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 terrorist attacks, inclement weather and natural disasters.

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  • When is an attack considered terrorism by travel insurance?
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    For an attack to be covered by travel insurance, it must be deemed an act of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State.

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  • Can I cancel my trip to Europe because of the travel alert?
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    A travel alert is not a covered reason to cancel your trip on standard travel insurance policies.

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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 standard travel insurance.

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  • What if my flight is delayed?

    In the event your flight is rerouted or delayed to avoid the potentially dangerous Sinai region in Egypt, insurance policies with the Travel Delay benefit may provide coverage.

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  • What if the crash is declared terrorism?

    If the Russian plane crash is deemed an act of terrorism, travelers may be covered to cancel or interrupt their trip, as long as the attack meets their policy’s specific terrorism triggers. These typically require it to have occurred within 7-30 days of the traveler’s departure, and in or near a city on their itinerary.

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  • What if I’m too scared to fly?

    While the threat of terrorism may leave travelers in fear, being too scared to travel is never a covered reason to cancel a trip under standard travel insurance policies.

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  • What if my flight is canceled?

    Standard travel insurance policies cover travelers whose flights are canceled for one of the policy’s listed reasons, which often include terrorism.

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  • Will travel insurance allow me to cancel my trip out of fear of traveling?

    If a traveler is scared to travel due to the recent Russian Metrojet plane crash, we recommend purchasing a policy with the Cancel For Any Reason benefit.

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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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