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Last Updated: 12/12/16

There was a bombing at a cathedral in Cairo, Egypt on December 11, 2016.

The Cairo Cathedral Bombing and Travel Insurance Information Center details travel insurance coverage related to the terrorist bombing at a church in Cairo, Egypt, on December 11, 2016.

Policyholders should check with their provider, or view the latest provider position statements, to see if the attack in Cairo meets their policy’s definition of a terrorist event.

This resource is updated regularly with travel alerts, frequently asked questions, provider position statements, and other new information as the situation progresses. Information included in this database is subject to change at any time.

The U.S. Department of State has declared the bombing an act of terrorism.

Travelers may be able to cancel their upcoming trip to Cairo or a nearby city if their policy includes Terrorism coverage and they meet their policy's other requirements.

Policies purchased before December 11, 2016 may include coverage for the Cairo bombing.

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FAQs

  • 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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  • Can I still buy a policy for an upcoming trip to Egypt?

    Yes, you can still buy a travel insurance policy for a trip to Egypt, but it will not include coverage for the Dec. 11 bombing at the cathedral in Cairo.

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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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  • What travel insurance will allow me to cancel if I’m afraid a terrorist attack may occur?

    Only a policy that includes the Cancel For Any Reason upgrade will cover you to cancel due to fear of a potential terrorist attack.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because of a terror threat?

    Standard travel insurance policies do not provide coverage to cancel due to the threat of terrorism.

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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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