Terrorism - Current Events
Manchester Concert Bombing

On Monday, May 22, 2017, a suicide bomber targeted an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing more than 20 people and injuring more than 50 others.

Europe Travel Alert

The U.S. Department of State has issued a Europe Travel Alert, highlighting the risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.

Paris Champs-Elysees Shooting

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, a shooter opened fire in Paris' Champs-Elysees district, killing a police officer and wounding others.

Stockholm Truck Attack

On Friday, April 7, 2017, a suspect hijacked a truck and drove into a crowd of people in Stockholm, Sweden, killing multiple people and injuring many others.

Squaremouth’s Terrorism Travel Insurance Information Center is a regularly-updated resource on coverage for terrorist attacks that may impact travelers. Visit an event-specific information center to view official provider position statements and learn more about coverage for that event.

Trending Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • Manchester Concert Bombing: Travel Insurance Coverage for Terrorism Explained

    ST. PETERSBURG FL May 23, 2017 — Monday’s bombing at the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom killed more than 20 people and injured at least 50 others. The attack comes less than one month after the U.S. Department of State issued a travel alert for Europe due to the continued threat of terrorism.

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  • Europe Travel Alert: No Travel Insurance Coverage Until a Terrorist Attack Occurs, says Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG FL May 4, 2017 — On Monday, May 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of State issued a travel alert for Europe due to the continued threat of terrorism. It comes at a time when traveler interest in terrorism coverage is at an all-time high, according to leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth.

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  • This Travel Insurance Stipulation May Nullify Your Policy’s Terrorism Coverage, Warns Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG FL April 28, 2017 — Most travel insurance policies with the Trip Cancellation benefit include Terrorism coverage. However, travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, says there is one stipulation that may prevent coverage for a future attack.

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  • Paris’ Champs-Elysees Shooting: Travel Insurance Coverage Pending Terrorism Declaration, says Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG FL April 20, 2017 — On Thursday, April 20, 2017, a shooting in Paris’ famous Champs-Elysees district left one officer killed and two others injured. This is the most recent occurrence of suspected-terrorist attacks in popular European destinations.

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  • St. Petersburg, Russia Metro Explosion: Squaremouth Explains Travel Insurance Coverage for Concerned Travelers

    ST. PETERSBURG FL April 3, 2017 — On Monday, April 3, 2017, an explosion on a metro train in St. Petersburg, Russia killed multiple people and injured many others, temporarily shutting down the city's underground transportation system. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, explains travel insurance coverage for affected travelers.

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  • London Parliament Attack: Squaremouth Explains Travel Insurance Coverage Based on What We Know Now

    ST. PETERSBURG FL, March 22, 2017 — On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, a man drove into a crowd and stabbed an armed officer outside the London Houses of Parliament. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, explains travel insurance coverage for concerned travelers.

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  • Berlin Christmas Market Attack: 4 Answers for Travelers From Squaremouth

    ST PETERSBURG, FL December 20, 2016 — Following the Dec. 19 truck attack at a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, Squaremouth established a travel insurance information center to answer questions about coverage for the attack.

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  • Europe Travel Alert: Not a Reason to Cancel Your Trip

    The U.S. Department of State issued a new Europe Travel Alert, citing increased risk of terrorism throughout Europe during the holiday season. Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison site, answers traveler questions about coverage related to the travel alert for European countries.

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  • Nice Attack: Key Travel Insurance Information From Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL July 15, 2016 — The recent attack in Nice, France has raised concerns once again about safe travel to Europe. Squaremouth established the Nice Attack and Travel Insurance Information Center to answer travelers’ questions about coverage related to the July 14 attack at a Bastille Day celebration in Southern France.

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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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  • Europe Travel Alert: Squaremouth Answers Top Travel Insurance Questions

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 24, 2016 — The recent terrorist attacks in Brussels have led to a Europe Travel Alert issued by the U.S. Department of State. Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison site, answers the most commonly asked questions about travel insurance coverage related to the travel alert for European countries, which account for three of the five most popular international destinations for its customers.

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  • Brussels Terrorist Attacks: Travel Insurance Fact Sheet

    ST PETERSBURG, FL March 22, 2016 -- A series of terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium has shut down transportation and led to a wave of questions and concerns from travelers with plans to visit Europe. Travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth explains what travelers need to know now about coverage related to these terrorist attacks.

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  • Istanbul Terrorist Bombing Travel Insurance Fact Sheet

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 21, 2016 — Following the March 19 suicide bombing in Istanbul, travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth explains travel insurance coverage related to the terrorist event.

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  • Travel After the Istanbul Bombing: Squaremouth Answers Travel Insurance Questions

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL January 12, 2016 — The terrorist bombing of a tourist area in Istanbul may cause concerns among travelers with upcoming trips to the destination. Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance website, answers the top three questions about travel insurance coverage related to the Istanbul bombing.

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  • Travel Insurance Still Available Despite Worldwide Travel Alert, says Squaremouth

    ST PETERSBURG, FL November 24, 2015 — The U.S. State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert citing increased terrorist threats, while an “imminent threat” of terrorism has Brussels on a city-wide lockdown. The growing risk of another terrorist attack has led to an influx in questions from travelers with upcoming international trips. Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison website, explains how the threat of terrorism differs from a terrorist attack in terms of travel insurance coverage.

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  • Travel in a Time of Terrorism: Squaremouth Explains Travel Insurance Coverage

    ST PETERSBURG, FL November 20, 2015 — Following last weekend’s terrorist attacks in Paris and today’s attack at a hotel in Mali, travelers may be looking for coverage to cancel a trip due to a future attack. Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison website, explains four things to know when looking for terrorism coverage in a travel insurance policy.

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  • Paris Terrorist Attacks: 4 Top Travel Insurance Questions Answered by Squaremouth

    ST PETERSBURG, FL November 14, 2015 — After a series of terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, France has declared a state of emergency and closed its borders. Travelers with plans to visit Paris may be covered by their travel insurance to cancel their upcoming trip. Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance website, answers the four top questions asked by travelers.

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  • Speculation of Terrorism Not Enough to Trigger Travel Insurance, Says Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL November 6, 2015 — Thousands of travelers have been left stranded in Egypt, as multiple countries halt flights out of the Sharm el-Sheikh airport following the recent Russian plane crash. While travelers may be inconvenienced, they aren’t covered under travel insurance, at least not yet, according to Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison website.

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  • Russian Plane Crash: Top 4 Travel Insurance Questions

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL November 4, 2015 -- Speculation around the Russian Metrojet airplane crash in Egypt has caused growing concerns among travelers. Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison website, answers the four most asked questions about insurance coverage for the event.

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  • Too Many Unknowns in Russian Plane Crash for Travel Insurance Coverage, Says Squaremouth

    ST PETERSBURG, FL November 2, 2015 — The cause behind Saturday’s crash of a Russian airplane in Egypt is still unknown, but the possibility of a terrorist attack has some travelers considering canceling upcoming trips. Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison website, explains why cancellation coverage related to the incident is limited, even for travelers who already have a policy.

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Trending 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 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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  • Can I cancel my trip because of terrorism?

    Yes, many policies allow travelers to cancel their trip because of terrorism at their destination, as long as their policy includes Terrorism coverage and was purchased before the attack occurred.

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