Last Updated: 06/08/2018 06:36PM ET

On Thursday, August 17, 2017, a series of terrorist attacks in Spain killed at least 14 people and injured roughly 130 others. In Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, a van drove into a crowd of people, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 100 others. In the nearby town of Cambrils, a car drove into a crowd of bystanders, killing 1 person and injuring 7 others.

The Barcelona Van Attack and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to the incident. 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 Barcelona van attack. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.


If you are currently in Barcelona and affected by this incident, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

As of August 17, 2017, the Barcelona attack is no longer considered an unforeseen event. Any new travel insurance policies purchased after that point will not provide any coverage related to the attack.

Local police have told tourists to avoid the area, and requested closure of local metro and train stations.

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