Last Updated: 11/02/15

On November 2, 2015, a Russian Metrojet carrying 224 people crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

The Russian Metrojet Plane Crash and Travel Insurance Information Center contains a collection of resources including travel insurance provider position statements, FAQs, and travel alerts related to the Russian plane crash in Egypt. Information is subject to change at any time.

Squaremouth’s industry experts regularly update this database and are on hand to answer your questions. Please contact customer service for more information. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • Speculation of Terrorism Not Enough to Trigger Travel Insurance, Says Squaremouth

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL November 6, 2015 -- Thousands of travelers have been left stranded in Egypt, as multiple countries halt flights out of the Sharm el-Sheikh airport following the recent Russian plane crash. While travelers may be inconvenienced, they aren’t covered under travel insurance, at least not yet, according to Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison website.

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  • Russian Plane Crash: Top 4 Travel Insurance Questions

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL November 4, 2015 -- Speculation around the Russian Metrojet airplane crash in Egypt has caused growing concerns among travelers. Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison website, answers the four most asked questions about insurance coverage for the event.

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  • Too Many Unknowns in Russian Plane Crash for Travel Insurance Coverage, Says Squaremouth

    ST PETERSBURG, FL November 2, 2015 — The cause behind Saturday’s crash of a Russian airplane in Egypt is still unknown, but the possibility of a terrorist attack has some travelers considering canceling upcoming trips. Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison website, explains why cancellation coverage related to the incident is limited, even for travelers who already have a policy.

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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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  • What if my flight is delayed?

    In the event your flight is rerouted or delayed to avoid the potentially dangerous Sinai region in Egypt, insurance policies with the Travel Delay benefit may provide coverage.

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  • What if the crash is declared terrorism?

    If the Russian plane crash is deemed an act of terrorism, travelers may be covered to cancel or interrupt their trip, as long as the attack meets their policy’s specific terrorism triggers. These typically require it to have occurred within 7-30 days of the traveler’s departure, and in or near a city on their itinerary.

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  • What if I’m too scared to fly?

    While the threat of terrorism may leave travelers in fear, being too scared to travel is never a covered reason to cancel a trip under standard travel insurance policies.

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  • What if my flight is canceled?

    Standard travel insurance policies cover travelers whose flights are canceled for one of the policy’s listed reasons, which often include terrorism.

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  • Will travel insurance allow me to cancel my trip out of fear of traveling?

    If a traveler is scared to travel due to the recent Russian Metrojet plane crash, we recommend purchasing a policy with the Cancel For Any Reason benefit.

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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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  • Does travel insurance provide life insurance benefits if my plane crashes?

    Travel insurance may provide life insurance coverage if a traveler is dismembered or killed in a plane crash.

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  • When should I purchase a policy to be covered for a terrorist attack?

    If you are concerned about a terrorist attack affecting your travel plans or forcing you to cancel your trip, we recommend that you purchase a travel insurance policy as soon as possible after making your first trip payment. In order to be covered for any terrorist incident under the Trip Cancellation benefit, a policy must be purchased before the attack occurs. Furthermore, some travel insurance providers on Squaremouth exclude any terrorist event if a terrorist attack has occurred in a city on your itinerary in a specified period before your policy’s effective date, usually 30 or 90 days. This means a travel insurance policy must be purchased prior to any attack on a city in your itinerary.

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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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