Last Updated: 08/29/2023 10:48AM ET
Tropical Storm Idalia, which formed near the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, August 27th, developed into Hurricane Idalia on August 29th, 2023. The storm has moved through Cuba and is expected to make landfall in Florida as a major hurricane.
Most travel insurance policies provide cancellation coverage, among other benefits, in the event a hurricane impacts a trip. Travelers with a trip planned to Florida may be covered to cancel as long as they meet their policy’s requirements. Some policies may also cover residents of Florida who had a trip planned and need to cancel because their home is in the storm’s path.
In order for any coverage to apply, the policy must have been purchased prior to the date the storm was named. Travelers whose trip was impacted by Hurricane Idalia just have purchased their insurance policy prior to the storm being named on August 27th.
The Hurricane Idalia Travel Insurance Information Center includes advice for travelers and answers to our most commonly asked questions about storms. This information is subject to change. Squaremouth’s licensed experts update this information as the situation evolves.
Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions about coverage for Hurricane Idalia. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.