Last Updated: 02/18/2021 08:56AM ET

Hurricane Willa is heading for Mexico as a major hurricane, and is on track to be one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit Mexico’s Pacific coast. Willa was first named a tropical storm on October 20, 2018, and rapidly intensified into a major hurricane.

Many travel insurance policies can cover hurricanes that impact travel, as long as the policy was purchased before the storm was named. For Hurricane Willa, travelers would have needed to buy a policy prior to October 20. Travelers who did have a policy in place prior to this date may have coverage under the Trip Cancellation and Travel Delay benefits.

The Hurricane Willa Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to the storm. This database is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with answers to frequently asked questions, official provider position statements, travel alerts and notices, and other information as the storm develops. Information is subject to change at any time.

Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions about coverage for Hurricane Willa. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

Hurricane Willa rapidly intensified into a Category 5 storm, making it the 10th major hurricane in the Pacific Ocean this year.

Major airlines, including Southwest and American Airlines, have canceled flights to cities in the storm's path.

Willa became a named storm on October 20, 2018. As of that date, the storm is no longer considered unforeseen, meaning any new travel insurance policies will not provide any coverage for the storm.

If you are currently traveling or live in an area affected by Hurricane Willa, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

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