Last Updated: 08/13/19

Update: Large crowds of protesters have shut down Hong Kong’s International Airport for the second day in a row, suspending all check-ins and canceling all remaining outgoing flights.

On Monday, August 12, 2019, Hong Kong International Airport canceled all flights due to a large crowd of antigovernment protestors. Thousands of travelers were stranded due to the closure of Hong Kong Airport, which is one of the busiest airports in the world.

This is the second time this month that protests at the airport have forced cancellations. The first protest was held on Monday, August 5, 2019.

The Hong Kong Airport Protest Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to the flight cancellations. 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 situation 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 the protests. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

Hong Kong International Airport canceled all flights on Monday, August 12, 2019, due to a large crowd of antigovernment protestors. Flights were again canceled on Tuesday, August 13.

This is the second time this month that protests at the airport have forced cancellations. The first protest was held on Monday, August 5, 2019.

Thousands of travelers were affected by the cancellations at Hong Kong airport, which is one of the busiest airports in the world.

FAQs

  • What if I don't want to travel to China due to the Hong Kong protests?

    Canceling a trip out of fear of traveling, or simply no longer wanting to go, is never a covered reason under standard travel insurance policies.

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  • What if my flights are affected by the Hong Kong airport protests?

    If your flights are affected by the Hong Kong airport protests, you may have coverage under the Travel Delay and Trip Interruption benefits, depending on your policy.

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  • Can I still buy travel insurance for the protests at Hong Kong International Airport?

    Unfortunately, it is too late to buy travel insurance for the Hong Kong airport protests.

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