PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Since the heinous attacks in Paris on Friday, calls have been flooding into travel insurance companies.
The attacks in Paris are making passengers extremely uneasy and unsure about whether or not they want to travel.
If you have a trip booked and paid for, but traveling overseas to Paris or Europe isn’t something you want to do right now, are you covered if you decide to cancel?
“You can cancel your trip with travel insurance if there’s a terrorist event, a state department warning – we can pick that policy for you,” said Jim Grace, CEO of Insure My Trip.
Insure My Trip is a travel insurance comparison website based in Warwick.
In the wake of the recent attacks, Grace said the company is experiencing a high volume of calls from travelers.
“People are concerned. There’s a lot of anxiety about ‘what do I need to do,’ what coverages are available,” he said.
According to Grace, terror attacks will always cause a disruption in travel plans.
If your plans to travel were interrupted by recent events, here’s what you need to do:
- Go to the state department’s travel website for travel warnings, alerts and specific information pertaining traveling to France.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- If you did not purchase travel insurance, consider doing so before your trip.
“Call and speak to an expert and understand what you’re most concerned about – we can help you there,” Grace said.