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Insurance Provider Statements on Unrest in Egypt and Syria

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Travel insurance providers release position statements to identify how coverage applies to current events. The recent unrest in Egypt has many travelers asking how their policy works in this situation. The following are position statements from the travel insurance providers identifying what coverage is available:

Air Ambulance

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CSA Travel Protection

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Global Alert

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Global Rescue

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HCC Medical Insurance Services

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HTH Worldwide

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The U.S. State Department has issued the following warnings:

1.      Syria (1/12/2012): The U.S. Department of State urges U.S. citizens currently in Syria to depart immediately while commercial transportation is available.  The number of airlines serving Syria has decreased significantly since the summer months, and many of the remaining airlines have reduced their number of flights.

2.      Egypt:  There are currently no travel warnings posted by the U.S. Department of State as of 1:53 pm on 2/06/2012.

Political unrest is not a covered peril under an iTravelInsured plan.


We will not pay for any Illness, Injury or loss caused by or as a result of:

2.         War or any act of war (whether declared or undeclared), civil disturbance, riot or insurrection.

Our programs do provide coverage for the following perils:

  • ·         A Terrorist Incident, if You are scheduled to arrive at a Destination within 10 days following the Terrorist Incident and the Travel Supplier is not offering a substitute itinerary. Travel to any Destination for which travel warnings have been issued by the U.S. State Department at the time this coverage is purchased is excluded. Travel to any Destination in which such a Terrorist Incident has occurred in the 12 months prior to the date this coverage was purchased is excluded.

o   “Terrorist Incident” means  any violent act or an act that is dangerous to human life, property or infrastructure, that is committed, within 120 miles of a Destination, by any person or persons who appear to be part of an effort to coerce a civilian population or affect the conduct of any government by coercion.

  • ·         Organized Labor Strike resulting in the complete cessation of services by a Travel Supplier for at least 24 consecutive hours.

o   “Organized Labor Strike” means any stoppage of work: (a) as a result of a combined effort of workers which was unannounced and unpublished at the time a Covered Trip was purchased; and (b) which interferes with the normal departure and arrival of a Common Carrier.  An Organized Labor Strike is no longer unannounced and unpublished beginning with the first day of an announced “cooling off period.”

Medjet Assist

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MH Ross

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Seven Corners

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Travel Guard

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Travel Insurance Services

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Travel Insured International

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Coverage for Travel Basic, Travel Select, and Travel Max Made Easy

The U.S. State Department continually issues travel alerts and warnings when conditions make a travel destination dangerous or unstable. For a list of countries currently on the U.S. State Department’s travel warning list, please visit

With the U.S. State Department recommending that Americans avoid or consider the risk of traveling to Egypt due to crises like Civil Disorder, Travelex would like to remind you of the importance of purchasing travel insurance.

For travelers who purchased a Travelex protection plan on or before February 1, 2012; coverage is specifically considered in the following areas.

Trip Cancellation Coverage

  • Delayed arrival due to a covered reason such as delay due to civil commotion or riot causing 50% or more of the covered trip to be missed.
  • If the Travel Supplier cancels the trip due to the above conditions, the traveler may be reimbursed for the reissue fee charged by the airline, up to the maximum benefit amount as stated in the Description of Coverage.

If purchased, Cancel for Any Reason can provide a portion of their trip cost back provided they meet the individual requirements of this benefit.

Trip Delay Coverage

• Delay while en route to or from final destination for at least 5 hours or more due to a covered reason, such as civil commotion or riot.

Emergency Medical Coverage

• For travelers affected by the rioting while traveling in these areas, coverage is provided for expenses incurred as a result of emergency medical treatment and/or emergency medical evacuation, if necessary.

24 Hour Travel Assistance Services*

• Travelers may receive assistance ranging from emergency travel arrangements and money transfers to message relay services. For emergencies or travel assistance, please call On Call International at:

• Toll Free: 1-855-892-6495 (US or Canada) • Collect: 603-328-1373 (all other countries)

Policy Transfer Options

• If the Travel Supplier is able to re-accommodate the traveler for new travel dates or a new destination, please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-819-9004 to determine your policy transfer options.

Travelex provides all the tools you need to manage your insurance plan online. For expedited service, go to the Plan Holders tab on our website to file a claim, request plan documents or make a plan change.

Travel Safe

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USA Assist

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