Recent political unrest and a natural disaster have led to U.S. and foreign governments advising travelers postpone trips to the three countries below:
The State Department has warned against non-essential travel to Libya due to the potential for ongoing unrest. Violent clashes between protesters and security forces continue to threaten the safety of visitors. Several other countries have issued similar warnings, and British Airways and Air France have cancelled all flights to Libya.
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand. Considerable damage has been reported in the Christchurch Central Business District and in Lyttelton. Locals have reported experiencing strong aftershocks that are expected to continue.
Continuing violent protests in Bahrain have led the U.S. State department to issue a travel alert urging all U.S. citizens to postpone non-essential travel to the country. The U.K., Australia and South Korea have issued similar travel advisories.
If you need to cancel a trip, check with your travel insurance agent to see what your policy covers in the event of a natural disaster or political unrest. USI Affinity travel policy holders with Trip Cancellation and Interruption Travel Insurance can be reimbursed up to 100% of their Trip Cost if they cancel for a covered reason.