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Last Updated: 04/24/18

On Monday, April 23, 2018, a man drove a rented van down a crowded sidewalk in Toronto, Canada, killing 10 people and injuring at least 15 others.

The Toronto Van Attack Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to the attack. 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 Toronto Van Attack. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

On April 23, 2018, a man drove a van through a crowded sidewalk in Toronto, Canada, killing 10 people and injuring at least 15 others.

As of April 23, 2018, the Toronto van attack is no longer considered unforeseen. Any new travel insurance policies purchased after that point will not provide any coverage.

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

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • Toronto Van Attack: Travel Insurance and Traveler Behavior Explained

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. April 24, 2018 – Canada is a top destination for United States travelers but many travelers may be on edge after a man drove a rental van and killed 10 pedestrians and injured at least 15 others in Toronto. Canadian authorities are calling the act deliberate but have not classified it as terrorism. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, breaks down traveler behavior for trips to Canada and explains what options travelers have if they’re concerned about traveling to Canada after the Toronto van attack.

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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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