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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  • 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 because of a 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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