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Last Updated: 12/12/18

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On December 11, 2018, a gunman killed 3 people and injured more than 10 others at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France. The attack has been declared an act of terrorism.

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

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, multiple people were killed in a terrorist attack at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France.

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

Travelers may be covered to cancel their upcoming trip to France, as long as they had a travel insurance policy in place prior to December 11, 2018, and meet their policy's requirements.

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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • Am I covered to cancel if there’s a terrorist attack at my destination?

    You may be covered to cancel if there is a terrorist attack at your destination or departure location, as long as your policy includes Terrorism coverage.

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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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