Travel Insurance Alert: Hong Kong Protest Erupts, Flights Canceled
Last updated on 08/03/2022
WARWICK, R.I., Aug. 12, 2019 -- Protests in Hong Kong have spilled over into the international airport — grounding flights, stranding travelers, and nearly halting one of the largest air travel hubs in Asia. In response, InsureMyTrip urges affected travelers to review their travel insurance policy and contact a licensed travel insurance agent for further assistance.
For those who purchased a travel insurance policy prior to the airport protest, travel insurance may apply for the following scenarios:
Protest causes a missed connection: some plans may cover a traveler in the event he or she misses a cruise or tour departure because an arrival at their destination is delayed for a set number of hours, typically more than three hours.
Protest causes a trip cancellation: some plans may cover a traveler in the event a covered delay (related to the protests) causes he or she to miss 50% or more of a trip.
Protest causes a flight delay: some plans may cover a traveler in the event protests force a flight to be delayed, for a certain number of hours. This benefit would also possibly cover accommodations, food, and other necessities.
No longer want to go on a trip due to the protest: for those who obtained a policy that included optional Cancel for Any Reason, benefits may apply.
Want to leave a trip early due to the protest: for those who obtained a policy that included Interruption for Any Reason, benefits may apply.
In addition to these benefits, travelers may contact the 24/7 emergency assistance hotline number provided by their travel insurance company. This service can possibly offer assistance with rebooking flights and offer more information.
Travelers interested in learning more about insurance plans for travel can visit www.InsureMyTrip.com or call 1-800-551-4635 to speak with a licensed travel insurance agent.
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