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Last Updated: 10/31/17

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, a driver drove a truck onto a busy bicycle path in New York City, killing at least 8 and injuring multiple others. The mayor of New York City called the incident an “act of terror”. On October 31, U.S. Department of State declared the attack an act terrorism.

The New York City Truck Attack 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 truck 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 New York City and affected by this incident, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

As of October 31, 2017, the New York City truck 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.

On October 31, 2017, the U.S. Department of State has declared the attack an act of terrorism.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

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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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  • Are domestic terrorist attacks covered by travel insurance?

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  • Will Cancel For Any Reason let me cancel because I’m afraid to travel?

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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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