Official position statements from Squaremouth’s travel insurance providers on the attack along the Champs-Elysees in central Paris.
At 3:40 pm local time on Monday, June 19th, a car rammed in to a police van on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France. The assailant was removed from the vehicle (which contained explosives and weapons) by force, as it burst into flames and he later died from his injuries. The attacker was already under surveillance by authorities after placement on a French terror/radicalization list. Four of his family members have also been arrested in connection with the attack, following a list of attempts on French security and police forces this year. The terror threat in France remains high and travelers are being cautioned to remain vigilant of their surroundings, report any suspicious activity to the authorities and heed any directives from security forces.
As of Wednesday, June 21, 2017, this incident has not been identified as a terrorist attack. If it is, this tragic event may meet the guidelines and requirements for coverage under our HTH TripProtector plans.
For TripProtector plan members, we may cover trip cancellation and trip interruption caused by a Terrorist Incident that occurs in a city listed on Your Trip itinerary during the Trip. This same city must not have experienced a Terrorist Incident within the ninety (90) days prior to the Terrorist Incident that is causing the cancellation of Your Trip. Benefits are not provided if the Travel Supplier offers a substitute itinerary. This does not include flight connections or other transportation arrangements to reach your destination. Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage.
HTH Worldwide has dedicated multilingual resources available 24/7 for members in London 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
Please visit the member area on hthtravelinsurance.com or download the mPassport mobile app to view security profiles and/or sign up for news alerts.
On June 19, 2017, a car deliberately drove into a police van on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
What you need to know about your policy:
As of June 19, the U.S. Department of State has not officially deemed the incident an act of terrorism, meaning there is no coverage for losses related to the attack for current Tin Leg policyholders.
If the attack is named a terrorist event, there may be coverage for Tin Leg customers to cancel or interrupt their trip. In order to be eligible for these benefits, a Tin Leg policy must have been purchased prior to June 19.
Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage for Terrorism:
In order for an event to be covered under Tin Leg policies, an event must occur on or after the policy’s effective date and must be deemed an act of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State. It also must meet at least one of the following requirements:
- The terrorist incident must occur within 7 days of your departure and within 50 miles of a city listed on your itinerary.
- The terrorist attacks result in the complete cessation of travel services at the point of departure or destination for the following specified amounts of time:
- Tin Leg Economy policy: 48 consecutive hours
- Tin Leg Standard policy: 24 consecutive hours
- Tin Leg Luxury policy: 12 consecutive hours
In addition to Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage, other benefits, including Trip Delay, Emergency Medical, and Medical Evacuation, may also be available for coverage related to this event.
In the event of an emergency, please contact Tin Leg’s 24-Hour Emergency Assistance department as soon as reasonably possible at:
Emergency Assistance Inside US: 1-844-927-9265 (Toll Free)
Emergency Assistance Outside US (Collect Call): 001-727-264-5657
Emergency Assistance Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Tin Leg with any questions at 1-844-240-1233, we are delighted to answer any additional questions.