Nice Attack: Key Travel Insurance Information From Squaremouth

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The recent attack in Nice, France has revived concerns about safe travel
to Europe. Squaremouth
established the Nice
Attack and Travel Insurance Information Center
to answer travelers’
questions about coverage related to the July 14 attack at a Bastille Day
celebration in Southern France.

Key Facts About Travel Insurance Coverage for the Attack in Nice,

  • Travelers can still buy policies with Terrorism coverage for future
    trips to France
  • Coverage is no longer available for the July 14 attack
  • Once the State Department recognizes the act as terrorism, travelers
    may be eligible to cancel their trip due to the attack in Nice
  • 24-hour emergency assistance is available on all policies to help
    travelers affected by the attack

Travelers With Trips Planned to France

Once the attack is declared an act of terrorism by the State Department:

  • Travelers with policies in place before July 14 may be eligible to
    cancel their upcoming trip if they meet their policy’s requirements
    for Terrorism coverage
  • In general, travelers must be visiting Nice or a nearby city within
    the next 7-30 days to be covered to cancel
  • Travelers who don’t meet the requirements can cancel without providing
    a reason if they have the Cancel
    For Any Reason
    upgrade, though they will only receive up to 75%
    reimbursement of their trip expenses

Travelers Currently in France

Travelers currently in Nice or a nearby city should contact their travel
insurance provider’s emergency assistance hotline. Emergency Medical and
Medical Evacuation benefits are available regardless of whether the
event is considered a terrorist act.

If the act is deemed an act of terrorism by the State Department,
travelers in Nice may be covered to return home early from their trip
because of the attack.

Stay Up-to-Date

Visit the Nice
Attack and Travel Insurance Information Center
for updates on
coverage related to the attack. This resource is regularly updated by
Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with new information, provider
position statements, travel notices and frequently asked questions
related to the attack in Nice, France.


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