When do I need to purchase a policy to have coverage for the Icelandic volcano?

Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano erupted on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Travelers who were concerned with coverage for the volcano must have purchased a policy before the eruption. Any travel insurance policies purchased on or after August 30th, will not cover any losses related to the volcano.

If you are concerned about the Icelandic volcano affecting your travel plans, we recommend that you purchase a travel insurance policy as soon as possible. Currently, most travel insurance providers on Squaremouth.com consider an eruption of the volcano unforeseen. This means travel insurance coverage is still available. However, this may change at any time.

In the event of an eruption, most travel insurance providers would consider any losses related to the volcano “foreseeable”, meaning any claims for these losses would likely be denied.

*Allianz restricts coverage for the Bardarbunga volcano for any policies purchased on or after August 22nd, 2014. Read Allianz’s official position statement here: https://www.squaremouth.com/travel-advice/allianz-position-statement-icelandic-volcano/

*This information may vary based on the travel insurance policy. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact us directly at 800-240-0369. Our customer service representatives are available 24/7 and are delighted to help!


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