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Last Updated: 04/03/17

On Monday, April 3, 2017, an explosion on a metro train in St. Petersburg, Russia killed multiple people and injured many others, temporarily shutting down the city’s underground transportation system.

The St. Petersburg Metro Explosion and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to the explosion. 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 St. Petersburg explosion. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

If you are currently in St. Petersburg 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 April 3, 2017, the St. Petersburg metro explosion 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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  • St. Petersburg, Russia Metro Explosion: Squaremouth Explains Travel Insurance for Concerned Travelers

    ST. PETERSBURG FL April 3, 2017 — On Monday, April 3, 2017, an explosion on a metro train in St. Petersburg, Russia killed multiple people and injured many others, temporarily shutting down the city's underground transportation system. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, explains travel insurance coverage for affected travelers.

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  • 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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    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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    Standard travel insurance policies do not provide coverage to cancel due to the threat of terrorism.

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

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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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