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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  • Are domestic terrorist attacks covered by travel insurance?

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  • Can I still buy travel insurance for my upcoming trip to Germany?

    You can still buy travel insurance for an upcoming trip to Germany, but it will not include coverage for the Dec. 19 Christmas market attack in Berlin.

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  • Can I cancel my trip to Germany because of the Christmas market attack?

    You may be covered to cancel your upcoming trip to Germany because of the truck attack at the Christmas market in Berlin if you meet your policy's requirements for Terrorism coverage.

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  • Does the Berlin Christmas market attack qualify for Terrorism coverage?

    The truck attack at the Christmas market in Berlin may qualify for Terrorism coverage if the attack meets your provider's definition of terrorism.

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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 a standard travel insurance policy.

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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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