Will my travel insurance cover me to cancel my trip to Paris?

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If your travel insurance policy includes Terrorism coverage within the Trip Cancellation benefit, you may be covered to cancel your trip due to the attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015. 

Coverage for terrorism varies among travel insurance policies, and the attacks must meet the benefit’s criteria in order to qualify for coverage. Common requirements include:

  • Occurs within a certain number of miles in a city listed on your itinerary, or in your departure city.
  • Occurs within a certain number of days of your scheduled departure date, typically this is 7 or 30 days.
  • Occurs after you have purchased your policy and cancellation coverage has begun.
  • Meets the policy’s definition of a Terrorist Attack or Terrorist Incident, typically this requires the incident is declared an act of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State.

In order to determine if your specific policy covers the recent attacks in Paris, Squaremouth recommends contacting your travel insurance provider as soon as possible to learn your coverage and potentially begin the claims process.

This 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 and are delighted to help!



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