Last Updated: 07/26/16

On July 22, 2016, there was a mass shooting at a mall in Munich, Germany.

The Munich Shooting and Travel Insurance Information Center details travel insurance coverage related to the shooting at a mall in Munich, Germany on July 22, 2016.

This resource is updated regularly with travel alerts, frequently asked questions, provider position statements, and other new information as the situation progresses. Information included in this database is subject to change at any time.

All policies offer 24-Hour Emergency Assistance to help travelers affected by the shooting.

This U.S. Department of State has not declared the shooting an act of terrorism, so this event does not trigger Terrorism coverage on standard travel insurance policies.

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

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 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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  • Can I cancel my upcoming trip to Germany because of the shooting in Munich?

    No, standard travel insurance will not cover you to cancel your trip because of the shooting in Munich.

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  • Can I still buy a travel insurance policy for my upcoming trip to Germany?

    Yes, you can still buy a policy for any upcoming travel, but travel insurance is no longer available with coverage for the Munich mall shooting.

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  • What if I’m afraid to travel because of the mall shooting in Munich?

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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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  • What coverage is available if there is a terrorist attack?

    Some Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption benefits include coverage for Terrorism.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because of the terrorist attack?
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    Yes, many policies provide coverage to cancel your trip if there is a terrorist attack at your destination, as long as you had a policy in place before the attack occurred and you meet the requirements for Terrorism coverage.

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