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 Moncrief, spokeswoman for Squaremouth, a travel-insurance-comparison site. Moncrief 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.
Read the full Washington Post article online here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/after-the-manchester-attack-many-travelers-with-tickets-to-britain-are-asking-should-i-go/2017/05/24/d3db7afa-40ac-11e7-adba-394ee67a7582_story.html?utm_term=.5bd83a217a73