Last Updated: 10/25/2023 02:24PM ET
On Saturday, October 7, 2023, the Hamas militant group attacked Israel with an airstrike, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands more.
Most travel insurance policies can provide cancellation and interruption benefits in the event a terrorist attack impacts a trip. Travelers with an upcoming trip to Israel may be reimbursed for 100% of their trip expenses if they need to cancel. Travelers who are currently traveling in Israel, or those who are currently traveling elsewhere and planning to visit Israel as part of their trip, may be covered to cut their trip short and return home.
In order for any coverage to be available for terrorism, the policy must have been purchased before the date of the attack. In this case, only policies purchased on or before October 6, 2023 can provide coverage.
However, following the attack, on October 8, 2023, Israel declared war with the Hamas group. Acts of war are a general exclusion within most travel insurance policies.
The Israel Terrorist Attack Travel Insurance Information Center includes advice for travelers and answers to our most commonly asked questions about the situation. This information is subject to change. Squaremouth’s licensed experts update this information as the situation evolves.
Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions about coverage related to the attach in Israel. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.
If you are currently traveling and impacted by the incident, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help. If you have an upcoming trip planned, please contact Squaremouth's customer service team at 1-800-240-0369.