Brussels Terrorist Attacks and Europe Travel Alert - Coverage FAQs

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, a series of terrorist attacks occurred in Brussels, Belgium, including two explosions at Zaventem Airport and an explosion at Maelbeek metro station. Following the attacks, the U.S. Department of State issued a travel alert for Europe.

Squaremouth has created the Brussels Terrorist Attacks and Travel Insurance Information Center to explain travel insurance coverage and answer Frequently Asked Questions from travelers about the terrorist attacks in Belgium and the subsequent Europe Travel Alert.

These FAQs cover common traveler concerns related to coverage for Terrorism, Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, and Travel Delay in relation to the attacks. This includes information for insured travelers who are already abroad and those who are concerned about current planned trips to Europe. It also includes information for travelers who are looking to purchase a travel insurance policy with terrorism coverage in the wake of the attacks.


FAQ’s are regularly updated by Squaremouth’s industry experts and currently include the following:

For current travelers:
My flight is delayed because of the attack in Brussels, what type of coverage is available?

I’m currently in Belgium, can my travel insurance policy bring me home?
Will my policy cover me if my flight is canceled because of the attacks in Brussels?


For those planning to travel who have a policy:
Can I cancel my upcoming trip to Europe because of the attack in Brussels?

Will my current travel insurance policy cover me to cancel my trip to Belgium?
- Can I cancel my trip if another terrorist attack occurs in Europe?
- Can I cancel my trip because of the Europe Travel Alert?

What if I don’t want to go on my upcoming trip because of the recent attacks in Brussels?
- What if I don't want to travel to Europe because of the Europe Travel Alert?

- Can I cancel my trip to Europe if I have Cancel For Any Reason?

For those planning to travel who don’t have a policy:
I have an upcoming trip to Belgium, can I buy a policy now for cancellation coverage?

Can I buy a policy to provide coverage for the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels?
What type of travel insurance policy do I need to buy to include coverage for terrorism?
What if I don’t want to go on my upcoming trip because of the recent attacks in Brussels?

This center also includes travel alerts and official notices from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, as well as position statements from travel insurance providers.

Squaremouth’s Current Event Information Centers are designed to keep travelers informed about events that may affect travel and impact travel insurance coverage for your trip.

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