Last Updated: 03/22/17

This is a developing situation. This resource will be updated as additional information becomes available.

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, an attack near the British Parliament killed at least three people and injured 40 others. The assailant died after being shot by police.

The London Parliament and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to the attack. This database is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with answers frequently asked questions, official provider position statements, travel alerts and notices, and other information as the situation develops. Information is subject to change at any time.

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

If you are currently in London and affected by this incident, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

Due to the unique circumstances of this event, travel insurance policies may not provide coverage related to this event. Squaremouth explains what coverage may be available.

As of 10:30am EST on March 22, 2017, the London attack is no longer considered an unforeseen event. Any new travel insurance policies purchased after that point will not provide any coverage related to this event.

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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 type of travel insurance policy do I need to buy to include coverage for terrorism?

    Most travel insurance policies cover Terrorism as standard under Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption benefits.

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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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  • Can I cancel if there is a terrorist threat to the country I am traveling to?
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    Short Answer Unfortunately, standard Trip Cancellation coverage will not allow travelers to cancel their trip due to the threat of a terrorist attack.

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  • What if I don’t want to travel due to terrorist threats?

    Short Answer Choosing not to travel, regardless of the reason, is not a covered reason under any travel insurance policy’s Trip Cancellation coverage. In order to be covered to cancel a trip due to terrorism, an official act of terrorism must meet your policy’s definition.

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