I’m currently in Belgium, can my travel insurance policy bring me home?

The Trip Interruption benefit will allow you to return home early from your trip for a specified covered reason. If your policy includes coverage for terrorism, you may be covered to interrupt your trip and return home early due to the terrorist attacks in Brussels. The Trip Interruption benefit will often reimburse the unused portion of your trip costs, as well as additional travel expenses to return home early.

Similar to the Trip Cancellation benefit, in order for terrorism to be covered under Trip Interruption, it must meet your policy’s specific requirements of a terrorist attack. These requirements may include:

  • The terrorist attack meet the policy’s definition of a terrorist attack, which typically means it must be declared an act of terrorism by the U.S. State Department
  • The attack occurs within 7-30 days of your scheduled departure
  • The attack occurs within a certain number of miles from a city listed on your travel itinerary (typically 50-100 miles)

To determine if your specific policy covers the Brussels terrorist attacks on March 22, 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.

This information is time sensitive and may change as events unfold. Please check back for updated FAQs and provider position statements. Information may vary based on the travel insurance 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.