Unfortunately, canceling a trip due to concerns a travel supplier strike could leave you stranded is not covered under most standard travel insurance policies.
Most travel insurance policies can cover you if you are forced to cancel or interrupt your plans due to an unforeseen travel supplier strike. However, canceling a trip out of fear that the strike could have future impacts on your trip is generally not a covered reason under the Trip Cancellation benefit.
To be covered in this scenario, you would need to have a policy that includes the optional Cancel For Any Reason upgrade. Cancel For Any Reason provides partial reimbursement if you cancel your trip for a reason that is not otherwise covered, such as fear of a potential travel supplier strike. However, in order to cancel under this benefit, you must cancel your trip in its entirety at least 2-3 days before your departure date.
To be eligible for Cancel For Any Reason, you must purchase your policy within 14-21 days of your initial trip payment and insure all of your trip costs. Travelers can receive up to 75% reimbursement under this benefit, which can add up to 50% to the total premium cost.
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