Cancellations caused by airline and train strikes throughout France and Germany are leaving thousands of travelers stranded and having a ripple affect throughout much of Europe.

Squaremouth’s Europe Transportation Strikes Information Center explains travel insurance coverage for the ongoing strikes. This database is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts, including answers to frequently asked questions, official provider position statements, travel alerts and notices, and other information as the situation develops.

Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on-hand to answer your questions about coverage for the Europe strikes. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

Rolling train strikes in France have impacted all train service, canceling trains between France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain, and affecting commuter lines into Paris.

Major airline strikes in Europe are canceling hundreds of flights, and leaving thousands of travelers stranded.

Many of the strikes are expected to be ongoing, with some reportedly scheduled to last through the end of June.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • Europe Transportation Strikes: Squaremouth Explains Travel Insurance Coverage

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. April 11, 2018 – Transportation strikes throughout France and Germany are canceling hundreds of flights and trains, leaving thousands of travelers stranded. Leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, explains coverage for travelers whose vacations are disrupted by the strikes.

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  • Am I covered if an airline or train strike forces me to cancel my trip?

    Yes, most travel insurance policies can cover travelers who are forced to cancel their trip due to an airline strike.

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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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