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: 11/20/16

The Extreme Weather and Travel Insurance Information Center contains a collection of resources about coverage for extreme weather that may impact travel, including hurricanes, tropical storms, blizzards and winter storms.

Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions. Please contact customer service for more information. We are available by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Travelers must have had a policy in place prior to the date a storm is named or considered foreseen to have coverage for that storm

You may be covered to cancel your trip if your flight, cruise or other ticketed transportation is delayed at least 12-48 horus due to the storm. Alternatively, you may have Travel Delay and Missed Connection benefits if you are delayed at least 3-12 hours.

You may be covered to cancel your trip if the storm renders your accommodations at your destination, or your primary residence at home, uninhabitable.

Only some policies provide cancellation coverage for hurricane warnings or a mandatory evacuation.

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FAQs

  • Can I cancel my upcoming trip because of a wildfire?

    You could be covered to cancel your trip because of a wildfire, as long as you bought your policy before the fire started.

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  • When can I buy travel insurance to cover a wildfire?

    You can buy travel insurance with cancellation coverage for wildfires up until the day before your departure date.

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  • Am I covered if I have to evacuate because of a wildfire?

    Non-Medical Evacuation provides transportation from a place of danger to a place of safety during a natural disaster.

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  • When can I buy travel insurance to cover an earthquake?

    You can buy travel insurance with coverage for earthquakes up until the day before your departure date.

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  • What types of natural disasters are covered by travel insurance?

    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen natural disasters that prevent a traveler from taking their trip.

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  • 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 types of current events are covered by travel insurance?

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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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  • If there is a storm, when can I no longer be covered by travel insurance?

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    You can only be covered for a storm if you purchased your travel insurance policy before the storm was named.

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