Last Updated: 02/18/2021 09:41AM ET

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Puebla, Mexico, near the popular tourist destination of Mexico City, killing more than 200 people.

Many travel insurance policies have coverage for natural disasters. The Mexico Earthquake and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage for the earthquake. This resource is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with official provider position statements, answers to frequently asked questions, and more. Information is subject to change at any time.

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

If you are currently in Mexico and affected by the earthquake, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

You may be able to cancel your upcoming trip to Mexico, or return home early, if you meet your policy's requirements.

To be eligible for coverage, you must have purchased a policy before September 19, 2017 ET.

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