The Washington Post, May 24 2017 – After the Manchester attack, many travelers with tickets to Britain are asking: Should I go?

Published by Steven Benna May 24, 2017

If you wish to cancel, did you purchase travel insurance? If you did purchase travel insurance before the attack, and you don’t wish to travel to Manchester or nearby towns right now, your policy may offer you an out. “Most travel insurance policies with trip cancellation benefits include coverage for a terrorist attack. This benefit allows travelers to cancel a trip if a terrorist attack occurs,” says Megan Singh, spokeswoman for Squaremouth, a travel-insurance-comparison site. Singh says that in order for such an event to be covered, it usually must meet these requirements:

  • It occurs in or near a city listed on the traveler’s itinerary;
  • It occurs within a specific time period of the traveler’s departure date, usually seven to 30 days;
  • It has been deemed “terrorism” by the State Department or the U.S. government issues a travel advisory for that destination.

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