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Sri Lanka Terrorist Attack

April 23rd, 2019

On Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka suffered a wave of bombings. At least six suicide bombers were involved in six attacks — three at luxury hotels and three at churches celebrating Easter — across Sri Lanka on Sunday. Combined, the attacks killed 310 people and injured at least 500 more. While ISIS claimed responsibility, there is no direct evidence the group coordinated the bombings. Authorities have arrested 40 people in connection to the attacks and are investigating the attacks with assistance from global agencies like Interpol and the FBI. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today that there are "still people on the run with explosives." He said he doesn’t know how many people. The Sri Lankan government admitted on Monday that it failed to act on multiple warnings before the attacks. A government spokesman said some of the warnings came from foreign intelligence services. Sri Lanka has declared a state of emergency, and Tuesday has been declared a national day of mourning. Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage. For plans that do offer coverage for terrorist attacks, please note that there is no coverage for this specific event under any plans purchased on or after April 21, 2019. Please contact APRIL Travel Protection with questions.

WOW Airlines Ceases Operations

March 28th, 2019

Icelandic budget carrier Wow Air has ceased operations and canceled its flights, leaving passengers stranded on both sides of the Atlantic. The airline announced the closure in a statement posted to its website on Thursday. It advised passengers to book new flights on other airlines and said some may be eligible for compensation. Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage. For plans that do offer coverage for financial insolvency, please note that there is no coverage for this specific event under any plans purchased on or after March 28, 2019. Please contact APRIL Travel Protection with questions.

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