Can I be covered to end my current trip in Istanbul early?

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You may be covered to interrupt your trip and return home early if you purchased your policy before March 19, 2016, and your policy includes Terrorism coverage.

Some policies include Terrorism coverage within the Trip Interruption benefit. This allows you to return home early from your trip due to a terrorist attack that occurs in a city listed on your itinerary. To qualify for this coverage under this benefit, the attack must meet specific criteria, which varies by policy. Common requirements include:

  • Occurs in a city on your itinerary
  • Occurs within 7-30 days of your scheduled departure date
  • Occurs after the effective date of your policy
  • Incident is declared an act of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State

Read through the terrorism coverage for each policy available on Squaremouth.

Please note that some policies exclude terrorism coverage if a previous attack has occurred in the same city within the past 90 days. The previous suicide bombing in Istanbul on January 12, 2016 could affect coverage on some policies.

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

To determine if your specific policy covers the Istanbul bombing on March 19, 2016, contact your travel insurance provider to understand your coverage and, if necessary, begin the claims process. Contact information for each provider can be found on your certificate, as well as in our Claims information center.

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