Can I cancel my trip to Germany because of the Christmas market attack?

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You may be covered to cancel your upcoming trip to Germany because of the truck attack at the Christmas market in Berlin if you meet your policy’s requirements for Terrorism coverage.

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To be covered to cancel your trip, you must have had a travel insurance policy with Terrorism coverage in place before December 19.

The requirements to cancel a trip due to the terrorist attack vary by policy. Typically, the attack must be recognized as an act of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State and must have occurred:

  • No more than 7-30 days before your scheduled departure date
  • In a city listed on your itinerary, or within 50-100 miles of a city on your itinerary

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 24/7 and are delighted to help.


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