When is an attack considered terrorism by travel insurance?


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For an attack to be covered by travel insurance, it must be deemed an act of terrorism by the U.S. government.

Many policies provide Terrorism coverage within the Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption benefits.

In order for an attack to be covered, the incident must first be declared an act of terrorism by the U.S. government. Each policy also has a set of requirements that must be met in order for a traveler to cancel due to an attack. Typical requirements include:

  • The incident must occur in or near a city listed on your itinerary
  • The incident typically must occur within 30 days of your arrival date
  • There have not been any recent terrorist attacks in the same city within a specified period of time

This information is time sensitive and may vary by policy. If you have questions about a specific policy. please contact us directly at 800-240-0369. Our customer service representatives are available from 8am to 10pm ET, seven days a week, and are delighted to help!


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