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Last Updated: 07/22/16

On July 15, 2016, an attempted coup in Turkey resulted in an updated travel warning and FAA ban by the U.S. government. On July 18, the FAA ban was lifted, with resuming normal flights between the United States and Turkey. Turkey declared a three-month state of emergency on July 20, 2016.

The Turkey Coup Attempt and Travel Insurance Information Center explains travel insurance coverage related to the coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016. This resource is regularly updated with additional information, including frequently asked questions, travel alerts and notices, and provider position statements related to the attempted coup. Information included in this database is subject to change at any time.

Affected travelers should contact their travel insurance provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance hotline for immediate help.

Travel insurance does not provide coverage for travelers to cancel an upcoming trip to Turkey because of the attempted coup, or the subsequent state of emergency, unless the policy includes the Cancel For Any Reason upgrade.

Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions about coverage for the coup attempt in Turkey. 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.


  • Can I cancel my trip to Turkey because of the state of emergency?

    The recently declared state of emergency is not a covered reason to cancel your upcoming trip to Turkey on standard travel insurance policies.

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  • Can I cancel my upcoming trip to Turkey because of the coup attempt?

    Standard travel insurance will not cover you to cancel your upcoming trip to Turkey because of the attempted coup or subsequent state of emergency.

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  • Can I still buy a policy for a future trip for Turkey?

    Travel insurance policies are still available for future travel to Turkey.

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  • Can I cancel my trip to Turkey if I have Cancel For Any Reason coverage?

    If your policy includes Cancel For Any Reason coverage, you can be covered to cancel your trip to Turkey as long as you cancel at least 2-3 days prior to your scheduled departure date.

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  • What coverage is available if I’m currently traveling?

    All policies include 24-hour emergency assistance to help travelers impacted by the attempted coup and subsequent state of emergency in Turkey.

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