Last Updated: 06/08/2018 06:36PM ET

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, an earthquake struck in China’s Sichuan province, near the popular tourist area of Jiuzhaigou, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 200 others.

Many travel insurance policies have coverage for natural disasters. The China Earthquake and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage for the earthquake. This resource is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with official provider position statements, answers to frequently asked questions, and more. 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 earthquake. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

If you are currently in China and affected by the earthquake, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

You may be able to cancel your upcoming trip to China, or return home early, if you meet your policy's requirements.

To be eligible for coverage, you must have purchased a policy before August 8, 2017 ET.

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