Travel Insurance Alert: Hong Kong Protest Erupts, Flights Canceled
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.
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