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How Travel Insurance Terrorism Coverage Can Help NYC-Bound Tourists This Holiday Season

How Travel Insurance Terrorism Coverage Can Help NYC-Bound Tourists This Holiday Season

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ST PETERSBURG FL, November 15, 2017 — Many travelers going to New York are on edge this holiday season because of last month’s terrorist attack. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, explains how travel insurance can and can’t help travelers who are worried about terrorism.

New York Visitors May Be Covered to Cancel Their Thanksgiving Trip Due to Terrorism

Some providers with Terrorism coverage allow travelers to cancel if they feel unsafe traveling to New York in the wake of the terror attack. April Travel Protection may refund travelers to cancel their trip if they are scheduled to arrive in New York within 30 days of the attack.

Cancellation and Terrorism Coverage Options for New York Tourists During the Holidays

Travelers with policies purchased before October 31st may be able to cancel their Christmas and New Year’s trips to New York if they purchased the Cancel For Any Reason upgrade. This coverage partially refunds travelers their trip costs if they cancel for a reason that isn’t covered, such as fear of traveling.

Although it’s too late to buy a policy to cover the October terrorist attack, most new policies can provide coverage for a future terrorist attack. However, be aware that around a quarter of policies won’t cover a terrorist act in New York around the holidays because the previous attack occurred within the past 90 days.

Squaremouth’s New York City Truck Attack and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to the incident.

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Available Topic Expert: Steven Benna, inhouse data specialist is available for comment and interview. (727) 619-7262

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