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Last Updated: 03/21/16

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, a suicide bombing occurred on Istiklal Avenue, a busy tourist shopping area in Istanbul, Turkey. This is the second suicide bombing in Istanbul so far this year.

The Istanbul Terrorist Attack and Travel Insurance Information Center contains a collection of resources including travel insurance provider position statements, FAQs, and travel alerts related to the terrorist bombing in Istanbul on March 19, 2016. Information is subject to change at any time.

Policies purchased before March 19, 2016, may include coverage for the Istanbul terrorist attack.

Travelers may be covered to cancel their upcoming trip to Istanbul if their policy includes Terrorism coverage

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Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • Istanbul Terrorist Bombing Travel Insurance Fact Sheet

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 21, 2016 — Following the March 19 suicide bombing in Istanbul, travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth explains travel insurance coverage related to the terrorist event.

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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 still buy a travel insurance policy for a future trip to Istanbul?

    Travelers can still purchase a travel insurance policy for a future trip to Istanbul. Many policies may still provide coverage for future unforeseen terrorist attacks.

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  • Can I be covered to end my current trip in Istanbul early?

    You may be covered to interrupt your trip and return home early if you purchased your policy before March 19, 2016, and your policy includes Terrorism coverage.

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  • What if I’m afraid to travel after the Istanbul terrorist bombing?

    Fear is not a covered reason to cancel on a standard travel insurance policy. In order to be covered to cancel a trip due to fear of traveling, travelers would need a policy with the Cancel For Any Reason upgrade.

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