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Last Updated: 03/22/17

This is a developing situation. This resource will be updated as additional information becomes available.

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, an attack near the British Parliament killed at least three people and injured 40 others. The assailant died after being shot by police.

The London Parliament and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to the attack. This database is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with answers 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 London attack. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

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

Due to the unique circumstances of this event, travel insurance policies may not provide coverage related to this event. Squaremouth explains what coverage may be available.

As of 10:30am EST on March 22, 2017, the London attack 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.

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FAQs

  • 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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  • 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 standard travel insurance.

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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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  • What type of travel insurance policy do I need to buy to include coverage for terrorism?

    Most travel insurance policies cover Terrorism as standard under Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption benefits.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because of terrorism?

    Yes, many policies allow travelers to cancel their trip because of terrorism at their destination, as long as their policy includes Terrorism coverage and was purchased before the attack occurred.

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  • Is Terrorism a covered reason for cancellation?

    Short Answer Yes, some policies provide Terrorism coverage under their Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption benefits.

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