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Last Updated: 10/03/17

On Sunday, October 1, 2017, a shooter killed more than 50 people and injured more than 500 others at a country musical festival in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Shooting and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to the mass shooting. 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 Las Vegas shooting. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

If you are currently in Las Vegas and affected by this incident, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

As of October 1, 2017, the Las Vegas shooting is no longer considered an unforeseen event. Any new travel insurance policies purchased after that point will not provide any coverage related to this event.

As of October 2, 2017, the U.S. Department of State has not declared the attack an act of terrorism.

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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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  • When is an attack considered terrorism by travel insurance?

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    For an attack to be covered by travel insurance, it must be deemed an act of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State.

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  • Are domestic terrorist attacks covered by travel insurance?

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  • Can I still buy travel insurance for my upcoming trip to Germany?

    You can still buy travel insurance for an upcoming trip to Germany, but it will not include coverage for the Dec. 19 Christmas market attack in Berlin.

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  • Can I cancel my trip to Germany because of the Christmas market attack?

    You may be covered to cancel your upcoming trip to Germany because of the truck attack at the Christmas market in Berlin if you meet your policy's requirements for Terrorism coverage.

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  • Does the Berlin Christmas market attack qualify for Terrorism coverage?

    The truck attack at the Christmas market in Berlin may qualify for Terrorism coverage if the attack meets your provider's definition of terrorism.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because of a travel alert?

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    A travel alert is not a covered reason to cancel your trip on standard travel insurance policies.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because I’m worried about terrorism?

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    An increased risk of terrorism, or fear that a terrorist attack will occur because of the recent bombing in New York, is not a covered reason to cancel your trip with a standard travel insurance policy.

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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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