Last Updated: 12/20/16

Squaremouth explains what travelers need to know about travel insurance for trips during the holiday season.

Traveling to Europe for the holidays? Visit our Europe Travel Alert and Travel Insurance Information Center for more information about the State Department’s alert for holiday season travel.

Squaremouth’s Holiday Travel Information Center is regularly updated with relevant new information and answers to frequently asked questions related to coverage for holiday travel. This information can vary by policy and is subject to change at any time.

Don't buy after a storm is named. Once a winter storm is named by the Weather Channel, this is the cutoff for coverage. Policies purchased after that date will not cover delays, cancellations, or other losses related to that storm.

As of December 13, 2016, it is too late to buy a policy with coverage for Winter Storm Decima. Read official provider statements.

Travel insurance typically includes coverage for travel delays and cancellations due to winter weather. See what isn't covered.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • Winter Storm Fortis: Too Late to Buy Travel Insurance for Northeast Blizzard

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. December 29, 2016 -- As millions of Americans plan to travel for the New Year’s weekend, Winter Storm Fortis will bring heavy snow, rain and high winds to the Northeast, including New York, where many will gather to ring in the new year. Leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth, explains coverage for this storm and future winter storms.

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  • Tropical Locations Dominate Top 10 Holiday Destinations, According to Squaremouth Report

    ST. PETERSBURG FL December 23, 2016 — As many U.S. travelers look to escape the cold weather this holiday season, leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth reveals the 10 most popular holiday destinations among its American customers.

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  • Holiday Travel Hacks: Squaremouth Explains How to Avoid Holiday Travel Headaches

    ST PETERSBURG FL December 21, 2016 — A record-breaking number of Americans are expected to travel during the year-end holiday season. Squaremouth, America’s fastest-growing travel insurance comparison site, shares four hacks travelers can use to make sure their holiday travel goes smoothly.

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  • 4 Reasons Not to Buy Travel Insurance for Your Holiday Trip, According to Squaremouth

    ST PETERSBURG FL December 15, 2016 — Travel insurance can help ease holiday travel headaches, but it may not cover every concern. According to leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth, these are four times travel insurance won't help during the holidays.

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  • Still Time to Buy Travel Insurance For Looming Winter Storm, Says Squaremouth

    ST PETERSBURG FL December 12, 2016 — As more travelers take flight during the holiday season, the impact of delays and cancellations increases. With another winter storm expected to cross the country this week, travelers have a small window to insure their upcoming trips, says leading travel insurance site Squaremouth.

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  • The Biggest Mistake Holiday Travelers Make: Squaremouth Explains How to Avoid Winter Storm Woes

    ST. PETERSBURG FL December 8, 2016 — During the busy holiday season, winter weather is not always the first thing on a traveler’s mind. Unfortunately, those who wait until a winter storm is forecasted to affect their trip may be too late to get travel insurance, says leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.

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  • Winter Storm Caly: Too Late to Get Travel Insurance, Says Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG FL December 8, 2016 — Winter Storm Caly, the third named storm this winter, is expected to affect much of the country over the next week. Now that it has been named, travel insurance is no longer available for the Winter Storm Caly, says leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.

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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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  • Am I covered if I miss my connecting flight?

    You can be covered if you miss your connecting flight for a covered reason.

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  • Am I covered if I get bumped from an overbooked flight?

    Travel insurance will not provide coverage if you are bumped from an overbooked flight.

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  • Am I covered if I miss my flight because of long security lines?

    Travel insurance will not cover you if you miss your flight due to security delays.

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  • What if the roads are bad and I don’t want to travel?

    Choosing not to travel because the roads are bad is not a covered reason to cancel your trip, although some policies may provide coverage if road closures prevent you from traveling.

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  • How long do I need to be delayed to trigger coverage?

    Typically, you must be delayed at least 3-12 hours for coverage to begin, depending on the policy.

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  • What do I do if my flight is delayed or canceled due to bad weather?
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    If your flight is delayed or canceled due to inclement weather, you can contact your provider’s 24-Hour Emergency Assistance department to receive help.

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  • Can I cancel my trip due to a winter storm or blizzard?
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    You may be covered to cancel your trip if a winter storm or blizzard seriously impacts your travel and you had a policy in place before the storm was named.

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  • Can I cancel my trip if I don’t want to travel in bad weather?

    Fear of traveling during bad weather is not a covered reason to cancel a trip on a standard travel insurance policy.

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  • Can I still buy a policy for a forecasted winter storm?
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    You cannot buy a policy with coverage for a winter storm or blizzard once it has been named.

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