Can I cancel if there is a terrorist attack?

Last Updated:

Short Answer
Yes, coverage for Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption may be available if there is a terrorist attack prior to or during your covered trip.

More Detail
If a terrorist attack occurs prior to or during your trip, coverage for Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption may be available.

Some policies include Terrorism coverage within the Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption benefits. This allows you to cancel or interrupt your trip due to a terrorist attack that occurs in your departure city or a city listed on the your itinerary. In most cases, to qualify for this benefit the attack must meet specific criteria. This criteria is dependent on the travel insurance policy. Common requirements include:

  • Occurs in a city on your itinerary
  • Occurs within 7,10,15, or 30 days of your scheduled departure date
  • Occurs after you have purchased your policy and cancellation coverage has begun
  • Be declared an act of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State or appropriate local authorities at your destination

This information is time sensitive and may change as events unfold. Please check back for updated FAQs and provider position statements.

This information may vary based on the travel insurance policy. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact us directly at 800-240-0369. Our customer service representatives are available 24/7 and are delighted to help!

Notes to editors

About Squaremouth: has insured over 3 million travelers. Using Squaremouth’s intuitive quoting and comparison engine, award-winning support team, and verified customer reviews, travelers can save time and money to find the best travel insurance policy for their trip.