Last Updated: 01/07/2020 01:13PM ET

A volcano on New Zealand’s White Island erupted on Monday, December 9, 2019, killing at least 16 people and hospitalizing more than 30. Additional eruptions at the site of the volcano are likely in the future.

Many travel insurance policies have coverage for natural disasters, including volcanic eruptions. The New Zealand Volcano Eruption Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage for the eruption. This resource is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with official provider position statements, answers to frequently asked questions, and more. Information is subject to change at any time.

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

An eruption of a volcano on New Zealand's White Island killed at least 16 people, and sent more than 30 to the hospital.

The volcano eruption became a known event of December 9, 2019. According to reports, additional eruptions are likely. In order for travel insurance coverage to be available, a policy must have been purchased before December 9.

If you are currently traveling in New Zealand and are affected by the volcano, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

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