What if I don't want to take my trip because of recent terrorist attacks? Published by Chris Harvey June 19, 2008 Many travel insurance policies allow you to cancel or interrupt your trip due to a Terrorist Act as defined in the policy. The definition of terrorism can vary by policy and usually does not include civil disorder, riots or acts of war. Related articles: Do any of the plans cover Terrorism? Will a travel insurance plan cover me if I need to cancel or interrupt my trip due to terrorism? Does travel insurance typically cover terrorism? What If a Terrorist Attack Occurs Before My Trip? How does a travel insurance policy define a pre-existing condition?