Yes, you can purchase a travel insurance policy after a terrorist attack. However, in most cases, the policy will not cover losses related to the attack.
Travel insurance policies are designed to provide coverage for unforeseen events. If you are interested in Terrorism coverage, this benefit typically requires that there have been no recent terrorist incidents in your destination city within a specified period of time.
Should the Russian Metrojet plane crash be deemed a terrorist attack, travelers would not be covered to cancel under the Terrorism benefit if their policy was purchased after the crash occurred on October 31, 2015.
This information is time sensitive and may change as events unfold. Please check back for updated FAQs and provider position statements.
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