Last Updated: 07/22/16

On July 15, 2016, an attempted coup in Turkey resulted in an updated travel warning and FAA ban by the U.S. government. On July 18, the FAA ban was lifted, with resuming normal flights between the United States and Turkey. Turkey declared a three-month state of emergency on July 20, 2016.

The Turkey Coup Attempt and Travel Insurance Information Center explains travel insurance coverage related to the coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016. This resource is regularly updated with additional information, including frequently asked questions, travel alerts and notices, and provider position statements related to the attempted coup. Information included in this database is subject to change at any time.

Affected travelers should contact their travel insurance provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance hotline for immediate help.

Travel insurance does not provide coverage for travelers to cancel an upcoming trip to Turkey because of the attempted coup, or the subsequent state of emergency, unless the policy includes the Cancel For Any Reason upgrade.

Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions about coverage for the coup attempt in Turkey. Please contact customer service for more information. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

FAQs

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    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen events, including terrorist attacks, inclement weather and natural disasters.

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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 cancel my trip to Turkey because of the state of emergency?

    The recently declared state of emergency is not a covered reason to cancel your upcoming trip to Turkey on standard travel insurance policies.

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  • Can I cancel my upcoming trip to Turkey because of the coup attempt?

    Standard travel insurance will not cover you to cancel your upcoming trip to Turkey because of the attempted coup or subsequent state of emergency.

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  • Can I still buy a policy for a future trip for Turkey?

    Travel insurance policies are still available for future travel to Turkey.

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  • Can I cancel my trip to Turkey if I have Cancel For Any Reason coverage?

    If your policy includes Cancel For Any Reason coverage, you can be covered to cancel your trip to Turkey as long as you cancel at least 2-3 days prior to your scheduled departure date.

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  • What coverage is available if I’m currently traveling?

    All policies include 24-hour emergency assistance to help travelers impacted by the attempted coup and subsequent state of emergency in Turkey.

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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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