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Terrorism Travel Protection Questions Answered

by Kellyn Uhelsky | Sep 16, 2016


terrorism travel protection questions answered

Travel Insured International gives insight into how travel protection plans can cover travelers’ itineraries in regards to terrorism.

With several terrorist attacks occurring world wide over the past year, it has caused some travelers to rethink their plans. Travel Insured International, a leading travel protection provider, wanted to answer a few questions that many travelers may have about how travel protection could impact their upcoming vacation plans.

How can purchasing travel protection help me?
By purchasing a plan that includes Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption coverage you can receive up to 100% of your pre-paid trip cost when a politically-motivated terrorist attack occurs within the territorial limits of a city listed on the insured's travel itinerary and within 30 days of the insured's departure date.

How do I know if an event is a terrorist attack?
The U.S. State Department must deem an event a terrorist attack, which then allows the terrorism coverage to become effective.

Can I buy travel protection once an attack happens?
Once an act of terrorism begins it is no longer unforeseen, and coverage is no longer available for plans purchased on or after the date when the attack was initiated.

When do I need to purchase a plan for a trip?
We suggest purchasing a protection plan when you first book your trip. To receive coverage for a specific terrorist attack, the plan must be purchased the day before the attack occurs.

I’m traveling to a city close to somewhere that experienced a terrorist attack, will I be covered?
The plans do not include coverage for surrounding cities. Terrorism coverage allows cancellation if an attack takes place in any of the cities on your itinerary, which includes stopovers.

Can I cancel my trip?
By investing in a plan with Cancel for Any Reason Coverage*, you are able to cancel your plans and get up to 75% of your total trip cost for any reason allows you to cancel no matter why you have decided to cancel, fear being one of them as long as you decide 48 or more hours prior to scheduled departure.

What can I do if I am afraid to travel?
Unfortunately, fear is not a covered reason for trip cancellation. However, purchasing a plan with Cancel for Any Reason* as listed above would allow you to.

How can stay up to date with travel alerts and updates?
Travelers should monitor information provided by the U.S State Department, here, to stay up to date with travel warnings, alerts, named terrorist attacks, etc. Travel Insured's Current Events page, also provides a list of the covered terrorist attacks once they have been deemed and information on eligible coverage.

Travel Insured recommends travelers purchase proper travel protection plans in case of unforeseen circumstances and to know where to go and where not to go during their travels. If you are concerned about the risk of terrorism while you travel, check the terms of the protection plan you're considering before making the purchase. Please contact us at 1-800-243-3174 or

About Travel Insured:
Founded in 1994 by Peter Gehris, Travel Insured International is one of the leading travel insurance providers, offering the highest quality worldwide travel insurance protection for over 20 years. Located in Glastonbury, Connecticut, the company offers an array of travel insurance protection benefits including Emergency Assistance and Evacuation, Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption Protection, Medical Insurance, Baggage Insurance, Airline Ticket Protection, and more. Travel Insured maintains relationships with specialty travel providers and tour operators, as well as provides 24/7 non-insurance assistance that allows you to travel relaxed, travel secure, and travel insured.

*Plans may vary by state.
This press release contains highlights of the plans. The plans contain insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company. C & F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best Company 2015. The plans also contains non-insurance Travel Assistance Services that are provided by an independent organization, and not by United States Fire Insurance Company or Travel Insured International. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions.

Travel Insured International
855 Winding Brook Drive 
Glastonbury, CT

This advertisement contains highlights of the plans, which include travel insurance coverages underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company under form series T7000 et. al., T210 et. al. and TP-401 et. al. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best 2021. C&F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. The plans also contain non insurance Travel Assistance Services provided by C&F Services through Active Claims Management (2018) Inc., operating as “Active Care Management”, “ACM”, “Global Excel Management”, and/or “Global Excel”. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions. Insurance coverages are subject to the terms, limitations and exclusions in the plan, including an exclusion for pre-existing conditions. In most states, your travel retailer is not a licensed insurance producer/agent, and is not qualified or authorized to answer technical questions about the terms, benefits, exclusions, and conditions of the insurance offered or to evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance coverage. Your travel retailer may provide general information about the plans offered, including a description of the coverage and price. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to purchase any other product or service from your travel retailer. Your travel retailer maybe compensated for the purchase of a plan. CA DOI toll free number: 800-927-4357. The cost of your plan is for the entire plan, which consists of both insurance and non-insurance components. Individuals looking to obtain additional information regarding the features and pricing of each travel plan component, please contact Travel Insured: P.O. Box 6503, Glastonbury, CT 06033; 855-752-8303; [email protected]; California license #0I13223.