The Taal Volcano in the Philippines erupted on January 12, 2020, spewing lava half a mile into the air and forcing thousands of people to evacuate the region. Hundreds of flights have either been canceled or delayed due to the eruption.

Many travel insurance policies have coverage for natural disasters, including volcanic eruptions. The Philippines 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.

The Taal Volcano in the Philippines erupted on January 12, 2020, spewing lava half a mile into the air and forcing thousands of people to evacuate the region.

Due to flying ash and hazardous fragments from the eruption, hundreds of flights have either been canceled or delayed due to the eruption.

The volcano eruption became a known event of January 12, 2020. In order for travel insurance coverage to be available, a policy must have been purchased before January 12.

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

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