Last Updated: 07/08/2021 03:41PM ET

Hurricane Elsa formed in the Atlantic Ocean as a tropical storm on July 1, 2021, with a path that includes many popular Caribbean destinations and the U.S. On July 2, 2021, Elsa developed into the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2021 hurricane season.

Most travel insurance providers can cover hurricanes that impact travel, as long as the policy was purchased before the storm was named. For Hurricane Elsa, travelers would have needed to purchase their policy prior to July 1, 2021. Travelers who had a policy in place prior to this date may be eligible for coverage under the Trip Cancellation and Travel Delay benefits.

The Hurricane Elsa 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 Elsa. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

Hurricane Elsa became a named storm on July 1, 2021. 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 Elsa is expected to impact many Caribbean destinations and the U.S. Caribbean travel has become more popular than ever amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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

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