Does the France Christmas market attack qualify for Terrorism coverage?

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The attack at the Christmas market in Strasbourgh, France was declared an act of terrorism, and may be covered by travel insurance.

In order for a traveler to be covered under Trip Cancellation due to the France Christmas market attack, the following conditions must be met:

  • They must have purchased their policy before the attack occurred on December 11, 2018
  • The attack must meet their provider’s definition of terrorism. This typically means in must be deemed an act of terrorism by the U.S. government of a local government where the attack occurred
  • They must be traveling in or near Strasbourg, where the attack occurred. This varies by policy.
  • They must be scheduled to arrive within the next 7-30 days

If this attack meets your provider’s definition of terrorism, you may be covered to cancel your trip, or return home early, and be refunded for your unused travel expenses. If you are currently in France or have an upcoming trip planned, Squaremouth recommends contacting your provider as soon as reasonably possibly to determine if the attack qualifies for Terrorism coverage.

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 from 8am to 10pm ET, seven days a week, and are delighted to help!

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