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Last Updated: 03/08/18

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Winter Storm Quinn became a named storm. More than 3,000 flights have been canceled by the storm, which started on the West Coast of the United States, and moved through the Midwest into the East Coast.

Squaremouth’s Winter Storm Quinn and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage for the winter storm. This database is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts, including answers to frequently asked questions, official provider position statements, travel alerts and notices, and other information as the storm develops.

Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on-hand to answer your questions about coverage for Winter Storm Quinn. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

As of 10am ET on Thursday, March 8, 2018, more than 3,000 flights have been canceled due to Winter Storm Quinn.

Winter Storm Quinn covered much of the United States, bringing heavy snow from the West Coast through the Midwest and into the East Coast.

In order for coverage to be available, you must have bought your travel insurance policy before Winter Storm Quinn was named on February 28, 2018.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • How Travelers Can Get Their Money Back if Winter Storm Quinn Wipes Out Travel Plans

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. March 8, 2018 — The second major winter storm in less than a week is bringing significant amounts of snow and strong winds to the Northeastern United States. The winter weather has already cancelled thousands of flights, shut down airports, halted public transportation and closed major roadways. Leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, breaks down travel insurance coverage for travelers affected by Winter Storm Quinn.

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FAQs

  • Can I cancel my upcoming trip because of a wildfire?

    You could be covered to cancel your trip because of a wildfire, as long as you bought your policy before the fire started.

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  • When can I buy travel insurance to cover a wildfire?

    You can buy travel insurance with cancellation coverage for wildfires up until the day before your departure date.

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  • Am I covered if I have to evacuate because of a wildfire?

    Non-Medical Evacuation provides transportation from a place of danger to a place of safety during a natural disaster.

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  • When can I buy travel insurance to cover an earthquake?

    You can buy travel insurance with coverage for earthquakes up until the day before your departure date.

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  • What types of natural disasters are covered by travel insurance?

    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen natural disasters that prevent a traveler from taking their trip.

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  • When can I buy travel insurance to cover a tropical storm or hurricane?

    You can buy travel insurance with coverage for a tropical storm or hurricane up until the day before your departure date, as long as the storm has not been named.

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  • Does a storm have to become a hurricane to be covered by travel insurance?

    No, a storm does not need to develop into a hurricane to be covered by the Hurricane & Weather benefit.

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  • Does the Hurricane & Weather benefit cover tropical storms?

    Yes, losses related to tropical storms can be covered by the Hurricane & Weather benefit.

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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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  • If there is a storm, when can I no longer be covered by travel insurance?

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    You can only be covered for a storm if you purchased your travel insurance policy before the storm was named.

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