Find out what help you can get if you're caught up in a terror attack.

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This page is for Canadian residents. 

While your chances of being on the receiving end of a terrorist attack are slim, we know it’s a concern for many travellers. Make sure you know what our policies cover, so when you buy one, you're prepared if you're unlucky enough to be caught up in an attack. 

What can travel insurance for Canadian residents cover if there's a terror attack?

If the event is unforeseen – which by their very nature terrorist attacks almost all are, you could be covered for:

  • Hospitalization
  • Emergency out-patient treatment
  • Medical transportation to bring you home

In addition, we also have emergency assistance teams who can assist you – keeping you informed, putting you in contact with consular officials, arranging medical care, and getting in touch with your family for you.

What’s not covered by travel insurance if there's a terror attack?

Travel insurance isn’t designed to cover everything. Our Emergency Assistance team often sees claims for terrorism that have to be declined because our plan excludes them. They include:

  • Cancellation or trip interruption expenses 
  • Changing your mind about traveling
  • Buying a policy AFTER the event happens
  • Traveling to a country that the Canadian government has advised travelers not to visit (if the warning is issued before you begin your trip or buy your policy)

This is not a full list of what's covered and what's not covered. It is important that you read and understand your policy before you travel as your coverage may be subject to certain limitations or exclusions. This policy provides complete descriptions of the benefits, terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions of your insurance coverage.

How to get help if you're hurt in a terror attack

It’s essential that you get in contact with our Emergency Assistance Team as soon as possible so that our team can support you from the time you fall sick or get injured until the time you get home.

So that our Emergency Assistance team can assist you quickly, please be ready with the following:

  • Your policy number
  • A contact number for where you are now
  • The nature of your problem
  • Your location

Terror Attacks in Paris.

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FAQ

Here are our most frequently asked questions about cover for Terrorism. You can also find the answers to other questions in our Helpdesk or you can ask the customer service team. If you’re looking for general travel advice, you can ask our community at Ask a Nomad.

Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you

Trip Cancellation

Protect your hard earned vacation from unexpected cancellation.

  • Explorer Plan: $5,000
  • Standard Plan: $2,500
Trip Protection
  • Are you, your family sick, injured or deceased?
  • Strike at your departure or arrival point?
  • Official travel advisory warning not to travel?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Insurance

Take the pain out of medical or dental costs.

  • Explorer Plan: $10 million
  • Standard Plan: $5 million
Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?
  • Need prescription meds?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation

We’ll get you to hospital or home quickly.

  • Explorer Plan: $500,000
  • Standard Plan: $500,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need a hospital urgently?
  • You or a family member deceased?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Covers the theft, damage or delay of your bags, tech and sports gear.

  • Explorer Plan: $3,000
  • Standard Plan: $1,000
Protect your gear
  • Passport or gear stolen?
  • Tech trashed?
  • Bags delayed?

Help starts here.

  • Emergency Medical Expenses
  • Emergency Dental for Injury or Sickness
  • Bedside Companion Travel and Subsistence
  • Emergency Professional Services
  • Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Return of Travel Companion/Dependent Children
  • Return to Your Trip Destination
  • Return of Remains
  • Travel Accident
  • Flight Accident
  • Trip Cancellation
  • Trip Interruption
  • Trip Delay
  • Baggage and Personal Effects Theft or Damage
  • Baggage and Sporting Equipment Delay
  • Travel Documents Theft or Damage
  • Sporting Equipment Theft or Loss by a Common Carrier
  • Covered Adventure Sports listed in Policy
Assistance Services Included
  • LiveTravelTM Emergency Assistance
  • Worldwide Travel Assistance
  • Adventure Travel Hotline
  • 24/7 Security
  • Travel Medical Assistance
  • Bag Trak
This is a general summary for Canadian residents only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the travel insurance plans described. Coverage may not be available for residents of all provinces. Check the Travel Insurance Policy for full details.

24/7 emergency assistance

Whether you need medical or dental assistance or advice, emergency evacuation or travel assistance, our team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.

Are you in need of emergency assistance right now?

Telephone +1 866 878 0192 (toll-free from Canada and the Continental U.S.) or +1 416 646 3723 (collect from anywhere else in the world)

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Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
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Emergency Assistance, World Nomads

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