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Last Updated: 12/13/17

On Monday, December 11, 2017, a man set off an explosion near New York City’s Port Authority bus terminal. As of December 13, the U.S. Department of State has not declared the explosion an act terrorism.

The New York City Bus Terminal Bomb and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to the incident. 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 New York City bus terminal bomb. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

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

As of December 11, 2017, the New York City bus bomb 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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