Last Updated: 09/03/19

Hurricane Dorian formed in the Atlantic Ocean on August 24th, 2019, with a path that includes The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, and the East Coast of the U.S.. Dorian developed into a hurricane on August 28.

Many travel insurance policies can cover hurricanes that impact travel, as long as the policy was purchased before the storm was named. For Hurricane Dorian, travelers would have needed to buy a policy prior to August 24. Travelers who had a policy in place prior to this date may have coverage under the Trip Cancellation and Travel Delay benefits.

The Hurricane Dorian Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to the storm. This database is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with answers to frequently asked questions, official provider position statements, travel alerts and notices, and other information as the storm 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 Hurricane Dorian. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

Hurricane Dorian became a named storm on August 24, 2019. As of that date, the storm is no longer considered unforeseen, meaning any new travel insurance policies will not provide any coverage for the storm.

Hurricane Dorian is a major hurricane impacting travel to and from the East Coast of the US, The Bahamas, and neighboring islands.

Several airports and cruise ports have closed down, causing airlines and cruise ships to cancel or reroute itineraries.

If you are currently traveling or live in an area affected by Hurricane Dorian, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • The Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian: What Travelers Need to Know about Travel Insurance Coverage

    ST. PETERSBURG Fla. September 3, 2019 — Over the weekend, Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas as a deadly Category 5 storm, causing severe flooding and destruction on the northern Grand Bahama and Abacos islands. After 3 days of catastrophic weather, many popular hotels and ports in affected areas have closed indefinitely, leaving travelers uncertain about their upcoming Bahamian getaways. 

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  • What to Know About Travel Insurance if Tropical Storm Dorian Halts Your Labor Day Weekend Travel Plans

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FAQs

  • 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 unexpected illnesses, terrorist attacks, inclement weather and natural disasters, and other events that cause a complete cessation of travel, such as a strike of a travel supplier.

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  • What do I do if my flight is delayed or canceled due to bad weather?

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    If your flight is delayed or canceled due to inclement weather, you can contact your provider’s 24-Hour Emergency Assistance department to receive help.

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  • When is a storm considered foreseen by travel insurance?

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    A storm is typically considered foreseen once it is named.

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  • Can I cancel my trip due to a hurricane or tropical storm?

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    You may be covered to cancel your trip if a hurricane seriously impacts your travel.

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  • Can I still buy travel insurance after a tropical storm or hurricane is named?

    While you can still buy a travel insurance policy after a storm is named, the policy will not include coverage for the storm.

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  • Can I return home early if there is a hurricane at my destination?

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    Short Answer With the Hurricane and Weather benefit, you may be covered to return home early from your trip due to a hurricane at your destination.

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  • Can I cancel my trip if I’m afraid a storm will hit during my trip?

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    Short Answer Fear that a storm will hit your destination is not a covered reason to cancel your trip under standard Trip Cancellation policies.

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