Squaremouth informs travelers about events that are expected to have a major impact on travel. This is not a comprehensive list of all worldwide events.

On August 14, 2018, a man drove a car into several pedestrians outside the British Parliament. At least three people were injured in the attack, which is being treated as terrorism.

This marks the second attack at the UK Houses of Parliament in as many years. In March 2017, an attack killed at least four people and injured 40 others.

The London Parliament Car Attack 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.

As of August 14, 2018, the 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.

This attack marks the second at the UK Houses of Parliament in the past two years. An attack in March 2017 killed 4 people and injured 40 others.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • London Parliament Crash: 2 Things Travelers Should Do Right Now, According to Squaremouth

    On Tuesday, August 14th, a suspected terrorist drove a car into pedestrians outside the House of Parliament in London. At this time, the event is being treated as terrorism, although it is still under investigation. Travelers with upcoming trips to the popular city may be rethinking their plans, but according to leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, there are two things concerned travelers should do right now.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What coverage is available if there is a terrorist attack?

    Some Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption benefits include coverage for Terrorism.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because of the terrorist attack?

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    Yes, many policies provide coverage to cancel your trip if there is a terrorist attack at your destination, as long as you had a policy in place before the attack occurred and you meet the requirements for Terrorism coverage.

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