Squaremouth informs travelers about events that are expected to have a major impact on travel. This is not a comprehensive list of all worldwide events.

Squaremouth’s Terrorism Travel Insurance Information Center is a regularly-updated resource on coverage for terrorist attacks that may impact travelers. Visit an event-specific information center to view official provider position statements and learn more about coverage for that event.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • France Christmas Market Attack: Terrorism Travel Insurance Can Cover Travelers

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. December 13, 2018 — On Wednesday, December 11, 2018, a shooting at France's largest Christmas market has left at least three dead and been declared an act of terrorism. With the gunman still on the loose and the country reeling from the recent riots in Paris, travelers may be concerned about their upcoming trips. Fortunately, most travel insurance policies include cancellation coverage for terrorist attacks, as long as specific conditions are met.

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  • London Parliament Crash: 2 Things Travelers Should Do Right Now, According to Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG Fla. August 14, 2018 — On Tuesday, August 14th, a suspected terrorist drove a car into pedestrians outside the House of Parliament in London. At this time, the event is being treated as terrorism, although it is still under investigation. Travelers with upcoming trips to the popular city may be rethinking their plans, but according to leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, there are two things concerned travelers should do right now.

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  • Toronto Van Attack: Travel Insurance and Traveler Behavior Explained

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. April 24, 2018 – Canada is a top destination for United States travelers but many travelers may be on edge after a man drove a rental van and killed 10 pedestrians and injured at least 15 others in Toronto. Canadian authorities are calling the act deliberate but have not classified it as terrorism. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, breaks down traveler behavior for trips to Canada and explains what options travelers have if they’re concerned about traveling to Canada after the Toronto van attack.

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  • 3 Types of Travelers Not Covered by Travel Insurance After NYC Terrorist Attacks

    ST. PETERSBURG FL December 14, 2017— In the wake of two recent terrorist attacks in New York City, travelers may be hesitant to visit the popular holiday destination. Travel insurance expert, Squaremouth, explains why even the most prepared travelers may not be covered to cancel their upcoming trips to New York City.

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  • How Travel Insurance Terrorism Coverage Can Help NYC-Bound Tourists This Holiday Season

    ST PETERSBURG FL, November 15, 2017 — Many travelers going to New York are on edge this holiday season because of last month’s terrorist attack. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, explains how travel insurance can and can’t help travelers who are worried about terrorism.

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  • How Travel Insurance Can Cover You After the NYC Terrorist Attack, Explained by Squaremouth

    ST PETERSBURG FL November 1, 2017 –– New York City is the most recent tourist destination targeted by a terrorist attack, after a man drove a truck down a crowded bicycle path, killing 8 people and injuring many others.

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  • 7 Travel Insurance Questions Answered After the Las Vegas Shooting

    ST PETERSBURG, FL October 6, 2017 — After the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the McCarran International Airport halted travel, leaving many travelers with delayed or diverted flights. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, answers questions about what travel insurance can cover.

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  • Barcelona Van Attack: Terrorism Travel Insurance Can Cover Travelers

    ST. PETERSBURG FL August 17, 2017 — Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district is the most recent popular European destination to be targeted by terrorists, after a van drove through the crowded tourist area on Thursday, August 17, 2017.

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  • The Travel Insurance Terrorism Coverage You Didn’t Know You Had, Explained by Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG FL June 16, 2017 — After several terrorist attacks in popular tourist destinations, demand for terrorism coverage in travel insurance policies is at an all-time high. Many travelers want a policy to cancel their trip if an attack occurs before they leave. But what if an attack occurs after they arrive?

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  • Manchester Bombing: What a “Severe” Terrorism Threat Level Means for Travel Insurance

    ST. PETERSBURG FL May 30, 2017 — After a terrorist bombing at the Manchester Arena on May 22, the United Kingdom’s threat level for terrorism remains “severe”. Ahead of the summer travel season, leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, explains the impact of the “severe” terrorism designation for travelers visiting Europe.

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FAQs

  • Does the France Christmas market attack qualify for Terrorism coverage?

    The attack at the Christmas market in Strasbourgh, France was declared an act of terrorism, and may be covered by travel insurance.

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  • What types of current events are covered by travel insurance?

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    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen events, including unexpected illnesses, terrorist attacks, inclement weather and natural disasters, and other events that cause a complete cessation of travel, such as a strike of a travel supplier.

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  • When is an attack considered terrorism by travel insurance?

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    For an attack to be covered by travel insurance, it must be deemed an act of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State.

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  • Are domestic terrorist attacks covered by travel insurance?

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  • Can I still buy travel insurance for my upcoming trip to Germany?

    You can still buy travel insurance for an upcoming trip to Germany, but it will not include coverage for the Dec. 19 Christmas market attack in Berlin.

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  • Can I cancel my trip to Germany because of the Christmas market attack?

    You may be covered to cancel your upcoming trip to Germany because of the truck attack at the Christmas market in Berlin if you meet your policy's requirements for Terrorism coverage.

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  • Does the Berlin Christmas market attack qualify for Terrorism coverage?

    The truck attack at the Christmas market in Berlin may qualify for Terrorism coverage if the attack meets your provider's definition of terrorism.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because of a travel alert?

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    A travel alert is not a covered reason to cancel your trip on standard travel insurance policies.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because I’m worried about terrorism?

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    An increased risk of terrorism, or fear that a terrorist attack will occur because of the recent bombing in New York, is not a covered reason to cancel your trip with a standard travel insurance policy.

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  • Can I purchase a travel insurance policy after a terrorist attack?

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    Yes, you can purchase a travel insurance policy after a terrorist attack. However, in most cases, the policy will not cover losses related to the attack.

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  • What coverage is available if there is a terrorist attack?

    Some Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption benefits include coverage for Terrorism.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because of the terrorist attack?

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    Yes, many policies provide coverage to cancel your trip if there is a terrorist attack at your destination, as long as you had a policy in place before the attack occurred and you meet the requirements for Terrorism coverage.

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  • Can I cancel if there is a terrorist threat to the country I am traveling to?

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    Short Answer Unfortunately, standard Trip Cancellation coverage will not allow travelers to cancel their trip due to the threat of a terrorist attack.

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  • What if I don't want to travel due to terrorist threats?

    Short Answer Choosing not to travel, regardless of the reason, is not a covered reason under any travel insurance policy’s standard Trip Cancellation coverage. In order to be covered to cancel a trip due to terrorism, an official act of terrorism must meet your policy’s definition.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because of terrorism?

    Yes, many policies allow travelers to cancel their trip because of terrorism at their destination, as long as their policy includes Terrorism coverage and was purchased before the attack occurred.

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Terrorism Event Center External Resources

In order for an attack to be covered by travel insurance, it must be declared an act of terrorism. In addition to the local authorities at your destination, you can check these resources to determine if an attack has been deemed a terrorist event: