GeoBlue – Nice Attack Travel Insurance Coverage Position Statement
On Thursday July 14th a truck rammed a crowd during a Bastille Day fireworks display at the Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France. Current reports indicate that at least 84 people have been killed and at least 200 others have been injured. The driver of the vehicle has been killed by security forces. Law enforcement officers have closed off the area to public access while investigations are underway. Reports indicate that the state of emergency initially triggered following the Paris terror attacks in November 2015 has been extended by three months until October 26, 2016. This means France will continue with Operation Sentinel, mobilizing its 10,000-strong additional military force across the country. In light of this development, in-country personnel should anticipate a heightened security presence nationwide which may lead to localized travel disruptions. Furthermore, clients are advised to heed any instructions issued by local authorities.
As of 7/15/2016, the U.S. Department of State has not identified this as a terrorist attack. If and when they do, these tragic events will meet the guidelines and requirements for coverage under certain GeoBlue travel medical plans.
Our Travel Medical plans provide coverage for Injuries and Illnesses resulting from terrorism and pandemics as any other Injury or Illness.
GeoBlue has dedicated multilingual resources available 24/7 for members in [affected area] who are in need of medical care and assistance. For assistance during a medical emergency, please call our Global Health & Safety team at +1.610.254.8771
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