Squaremouth informs travelers about events that are expected to have a major impact on travel. This is not a comprehensive list of all worldwide events.

Last Updated: 08/25/17

Hurricane Harvey was first named a tropical storm on August 17, 2017, and later developed into a hurricane.

Many travel insurance policies include coverage for hurricanes 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 17, 2017 may have coverage for Hurricane Harvey, including Trip Cancellation and Travel Delay.

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

Harvey became a named storm on August 17, 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 17, 2017, you may be covered to cancel or interrupt your trip.

Travel insurance may provide coverage for you to return home to Texas, if your home is deemed uninhabitable due to Hurricane Harvey.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

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  • Hurricane Harvey: Travel Insurance Coverage For Labor Day Weekend Travel Complications

    ST. PETERSBURG FL August 30, 2017 — Hurricane Harvey’s torrential rain is expected to continue this week, jeopardizing Labor Day Weekend travel plans. Leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, explains when travel insurance can refund travelers if the storm ruins their travel plans.

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  • Hurricane Harvey: 3 Ways Travel Insurance Can Cover the Dangerous Storm

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL August 25, 2017 - Residents of Texas are some of the most frequent travelers in the United States, according to travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth. With Hurricane Harvey expected to bring widespread flooding and winds to the state, Squaremouth explains 3 ways travel insurance can cover those impacted by the historic storm.

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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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  • 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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  • What if my flight or cruise is delayed because of a hurricane?

    If your flight or cruise is delayed due to a hurricane, travel insurance can cover additional costs and lost expenses under the Travel Delay and Missed Connection benefits.

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