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Strike Coverage

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
Strike Coverage

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.

Contents (click to jump down)
What does Strike Coverage cover?
Important notes about this coverage
What type of policy covers this?
How much coverage does each company provide?
Summary

Let us tell you a story

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.

What does Strike Coverage cover?

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.

Important notes about this coverage

  • Plans typically indicate the minimum number of hours (usually 12-24) that services must be stopped before coverage will apply.
  • The strike must not be announced prior to your plan’s effective date.
  • This coverage does not include general strike scenarios where most of the workers of a county, city, province, or state cease working.

What type of policy covers this?

This is a covered reason for trip cancellations, and as such, it is found in travel insurance package plans with trip cancellation coverage.

Summary

  • Not all travel insurance plans have coverage for labor strikes, so carefully review your plan’s covered reasons
  • This coverage may be limited to non general strikes
  • The strike must be unannounced when the plan is purchased
  • There is a minimum number of hours that services must be unavailable before the coverage is applicable
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Damian Tysdal is the founder of CoverTrip, and he believes travel insurance should be easier to understand. He started the first travel insurance blog in 2006.

Damian Tysdal is the founder of CoverTrip, and he believes travel insurance should be easier to understand. He started the first travel insurance blog in 2006.