Can I cancel my trip because of a travel alert?


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Short Answer

A travel alert is not a covered reason to cancel your trip on standard travel insurance policies.

More Detail

You must cancel for a reason specifically listed in your travel insurance policy to be covered under standard cancellation. While the possibility of terrorism is not a covered reason, many policies will cover you to cancel if a terrorist attack occurs at or near a destination listed on your itinerary within a certain amount of days of your scheduled departure date — typically within 14-30 days.

The Cancel for Any Reason upgrade gives you the option to cancel for reasons not otherwise covered, including a travel alert or fear of a possible terrorist attack. This upgrade must be purchased within 14-30 days of your initial trip deposit, requires that you insure 100% of your total trip cost, and can increase your premium by 40%. Cancel for Any Reason will only reimburse up to 75% of your trip cost and requires that you cancel at least 2-3 days prior to your departure date.

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