Last Updated: 11/22/16

An earthquake occurred near Fukushima, Japan on November 21, 2016.

Squaremouth’s Japan Earthquake and Travel Insurance Information Center details travel insurance coverage related to the earthquake in Japan.

Policyholders should check with their provider, or view the latest provider position statements, to see what coverage may be available for the earthquake.

This resource is updated regularly with frequently asked questions, provider position statements, and more. Information included in this database is subject to change at any time.

 

If you are currently in Japan and affected by the earthquake, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

You may be able to cancel your upcoming trip to Japan, or return home early from your trip, if you meet your policy's requirements.

You must have purchased a policy before November 21, 2016 to be eligible for coverage for the earthquake.

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

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FAQs

  • Am I covered if my trip is delayed because of the earthquake?

    If your travel is delayed due to the earthquake, you may be covered for additional expenses during the delay if you had a policy in place before the earthquake occurred.

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  • Can I cancel my upcoming trip because of the earthquake?
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    You may be covered to cancel your trip due to the earthquake, as long as you had a policy in place before the earthquake occurred and you meet your policy's cancellation requirements.

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  • Can I still buy travel insurance for my upcoming trip?
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    Policies are still available for future travel. However, policies can no longer be purchased for the earthquake that has already occurred.

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  • What coverage do I have if an earthquake strikes while I’m at my destination?
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    If you had a policy in place before the earthquake occurred, you may be eligible for travel insurance coverage under various benefits, including Emergency Medical, Medical Evacuation, Trip Interruption and Travel Delay.

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  • Does my travel insurance cover me to come home early because of the earthquake?

    You may be covered to return home early due to the earthquake under the Trip Interruption benefit if you meet your policy's requirements. The policy must have been purchased before the earthquake occurred.

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  • Can I cancel due to the earthquake if I have Cancel For Any Reason?

    If you had a policy in place that included Cancel For Any Reason before the earthquake occurred, you may be covered to cancel your trip due to the earthquake.

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  • What if I’m afraid to travel due to the earthquake?

    Unfortunately, fear of traveling is not a covered reason to cancel on most travel insurance policies.

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