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Last Updated: 04/20/17

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, a shooter opened fire in Paris’ Champs-Elysees district, killing a police officer and wounding others.

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

As of April 20, 2017, the Champs-Elysees 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.

Please contact customer service for more information. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • Paris’ Champs-Elysees Shooting: Travel Insurance Coverage Pending Terrorism Declaration

    ST. PETERSBURG FL April 20, 2017 — On Thursday, April 20, 2017, a shooting in Paris’ famous Champs-Elysees district left one officer killed and two others injured. This is the most recent occurrence of suspected-terrorist attacks in popular European destinations.

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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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  • 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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