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Last Updated: 11/23/16

Hurricane Otto was first named a tropical storm by the National Hurricane Center on November 21, 2016.

Many travel insurance policies include coverage for hurricanes and tropical storms that impact travel. Travelers who had a policy in place prior to November 21, 2016 may have coverage for Hurricane Otto, including Trip Cancellation and Travel Delay.

You must have purchased a policy before November 21, 2016 to be eligible for coverage for Hurricane Otto.

Typically the hurricane must significantly impact your trip to trigger cancellation coverage — such as rendering your accommodations uninhabitable or significantly delaying your flight to your destination.

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    You can buy travel insurance with coverage for a tropical storm or hurricane up until the day before your departure date, as long as the storm has not been named.

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  • Does a storm have to become a hurricane to be covered by travel insurance?

    No, a storm does not need to develop into a hurricane to be covered by the Hurricane & Weather benefit.

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    Yes, losses related to tropical storms can be covered by the Hurricane & Weather benefit.

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    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen events, including unexpected illnesses, terrorist attacks, inclement weather and natural disasters, and other events that cause a complete cessation of travel, such as a strike of a travel supplier.

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    You can only be covered for a storm if you purchased your travel insurance policy before the storm was named.

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