Last Updated: 06/29/16

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, there was a terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Atatürk airport.

The Istanbul Airport Terrorist Attack and Travel Insurance Information Center details travel insurance coverage related to the terrorist bombings at Istanbul’s international airport. 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.

Travelers must have had a policy in place before June 28 to be eligible for coverage related to the Istanbul Airport attack.

The U.S. Department of State declared the attack an act of terrorism, meeting the definition of terrorism on most travel insurance policies. Travelers must meet their policy's other requirements for Terrorism coverage in order to cancel their trip due to the terrorist attack.

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  • Istanbul Airport Attack: What You Need to Know About Travel Insurance, Says Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL June 29, 2016 — Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison site, launched the Istanbul Airport Terrorist Attack and Travel Insurance Information Center to answer travelers’ questions about coverage for the June 28 attack at Istanbul’s Atatürk airport.

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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 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 canceled because of the terrorist attack at Istanbul Airport?

    If your flight is canceled due to the terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, you may be covered under your policy’s Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption benefits.

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  • What if my flight is delayed due to the Istanbul Airport attack?

    If your flight was delayed because of the terrorist attack at Ataturk airport, you may be covered under your policy’s Travel Delay or Missed Connection benefit, as long as you had a policy in place before the attack occurred.

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  • Can I cancel my trip to Istanbul because of the airport attack?

    If you purchased a travel insurance policy before June 28 that includes Terrorism coverage, you may be covered to cancel your upcoming trip to Istanbul due to the Ataturk airport terrorist attack.

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  • Can I still buy a travel insurance policy for my trip to Istanbul after the Ataturk Airport terrorist attack?

    You can still buy a travel insurance policy for a future trip to Istanbul.

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  • What if I’m afraid to fly after the attack at the Istanbul airport?

    Unfortunately, fear of traveling or fear of a potential terrorist attack is not a covered reason to cancel your trip.

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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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