As we know from news about Hurricane Petra in the early months of 2020, it’s no longer a guarantee that Switzerland is a place that doesn’t have hurricanes –or faces the effects of them. Usually, storms are drawn away from Switzerland and Europe in general and don’t directly hit these places. Sometimes though, the effects of a hurricane offshore can cause rain and high winds as it continues to pass through, rather than diminish as it makes its way to land.
This is a great example as to why travel insurance can be helpful when things don’t go according to plan at your destination. If your destination experienced a hurricane before your departure date and it was no longer inhabitable, you could cancel your trip and file a claim under your travel insurance policy to be reimbursed for the expenses you would have lost. If your trip gets delayed or you miss your cruise or tour departure because of a hurricane, you could also get reimbursed for extra flight tickets, accommodations, or meals until you’re able to continue your trek.