In some countries, strikes are a common event and they can wreck a traveler’s plans. Read all about strike coverage here.3 October 2011
This coverage reimburses up to 100% of your pre-paid, nonrefundable travel costs when you are prevented from taking your trip due to an unannounced strike. This is a listed covered reason under trip cancellation coverage and trip interruption coverage.
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What does Strike Coverage cover?
Important notes about this coverage
What type of policy covers this?
How much coverage does each company provide?
Jim planned to go fly fishing with his brothers, as they did every summer, but it had been a tough year and Jim was concerned about losing his money if he had to cancel for some reason. So, he purchased travel insurance with trip cancellation coverage.
When he heard that the unions had announced a strike at the airport he was planning to fly from, he contacted the travel insurance company who helped him file a trip cancellation claim. Jim decided he could do the long drive to the fly fishing break instead, and he received a check a couple weeks later.
As part of the covered reasons for pre-trip cancellation, this coverage ensures reimbursement for your pre-paid nonrefundable trip costs if a strike causes a complete cessation of travel for a period of time and affects your itinerary prior to starting your trip.
This is a covered reason for trip cancellations, and as such, it is found in travel insurance package plans with trip cancellation coverage.
Damian Tysdal is the founder of CoverTrip, and is a licensed agent for travel insurance (MA 1883287). He believes travel insurance should be easier to understand, and started the first travel insurance blog in 2006.