Squaremouth informs travelers about events that are expected to have a major impact on travel. This is not a comprehensive list of all worldwide events.

The Terrorism and Travel Insurance Information Center contains a collection of resources including travel insurance provider position statements, FAQs, and travel alerts related to terrorism and terrorist incidents. Travel insurance position statements and FAQs included in this Information Center are subject to change at any time.

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Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • Travel Insurance Still Available Despite Worldwide Travel Alert, says Squaremouth

    ST PETERSBURG, FL November 24, 2015 — The U.S. State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert citing increased terrorist threats, while an “imminent threat” of terrorism has Brussels on a city-wide lockdown. The growing risk of another terrorist attack has led to an influx in questions from travelers with upcoming international trips. Squaremouth, a leading travel insurance comparison website, explains how the threat of terrorism differs from a terrorist attack in terms of travel insurance coverage.

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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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  • When is an attack considered terrorism by travel insurance?

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    For an attack to be covered by travel insurance, it must be deemed an act of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because of a travel alert?

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    A travel alert is not a covered reason to cancel your trip on standard travel insurance policies.

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  • Can I cancel my trip because I’m worried about terrorism?

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    An increased risk of terrorism, or fear that a terrorist attack will occur because of the recent bombing in New York, is not a covered reason to cancel your trip with standard travel insurance.

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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 use my Non-Medical Evacuation coverage if there is unrest due to terrorism?

    Short Answer Yes, Non-Medical Evacuation coverage may be available if there is a terrorist attack while you are traveling.

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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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  • Can I cancel if it's unsafe to fly due to terrorist threats?

    Short Answer Unfortunately, standard Trip Cancellation will not provide coverage for travelers who cancel their trip due to a threat to transportation safety.

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  • What coverage is available if there is a terrorist attack?

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

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