Last Updated: 08/15/17

Hurricane Gert was first named a tropical storm on August 13, 2017, and developed into the second hurricane of the season.

Many travel insurance policies include coverage for hurricanes and tropical storms that impact travel, as long as the policy was purchased before the storm was named. Travelers who had a policy in place prior to August 13, 2017 may have coverage for Hurricane Gert, including Trip Cancellation and Travel Delay.

If you are currently traveling and affected by Hurricane Gert, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

Gert became a named storm on August 13, 2017. As of that date, the storm is no longer considered unforeseen and any new travel insurance policies will not provide any coverage related to the storm.

If you purchased a policy before August 13, 2017, you may be covered to cancel or interrupt your trip. Typically, a storm must significantly impact your trip to trigger coverage - such as rendering your destination uninhabitable or significantly delaying your flight to your destination.

FAQs

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    You could be covered to cancel your trip because of a wildfire, as long as you bought your policy before the fire started.

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    You can buy travel insurance with cancellation coverage for wildfires up until the day before your departure date.

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  • Am I covered if I have to evacuate because of a wildfire?

    Non-Medical Evacuation provides transportation from a place of danger to a place of safety during a natural disaster.

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  • When can I buy travel insurance to cover an earthquake?

    You can buy travel insurance with coverage for earthquakes up until the day before your departure date.

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    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen natural disasters that prevent a traveler from taking their trip.

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  • When can I buy travel insurance to cover a tropical storm or hurricane?

    You can buy travel insurance with coverage for a tropical storm or hurricane up until the day before your departure date, as long as the storm has not been named.

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  • Does a storm have to become a hurricane to be covered by travel insurance?

    No, a storm does not need to develop into a hurricane to be covered by the Hurricane & Weather benefit.

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  • Does the Hurricane & Weather benefit cover tropical storms?

    Yes, losses related to tropical storms can be covered by the Hurricane & Weather benefit.

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

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    You can only be covered for a storm if you purchased your travel insurance policy before the storm was named.

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