Last Updated: 08/10/2023 03:04PM ET

On Tuesday, August 8, 2023, widespread wildfires have broken out on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Additional wildfires on other Hawaiian islands have also been reported. Evacuation efforts have continued in the days following the start of the fires, which have damaged or destroyed hundreds of structures in Hawaii, according to officials.

If you are in Hawaii and impacted by the fires, or have an upcoming trip planned, many travel insurance policies can cover natural disasters, including wildfires, as long as you bought your policy before the fires began. These policies can include coverage for cancellations or interruptions caused by the fires.

The Hawaii Wildfires Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage for the wildfires. This resource is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with answers to frequently asked questions, official provider position statements, and more. Information is subject to change at any time as new details become available.

Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions about coverage for the Hawaii wildfires. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

You may be covered to cancel your upcoming trip to Hawaii, or return home early, if you meet your policy's requirements.

The wildfires in Hawaii started on August 8, 2023. If you have travel plans in Hawaii, your travel insurance policy may provide benefits as long as you bought your policy before the fires began.

If you are currently in Hawaii and affected by the wildfires, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

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