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Last Updated: 11/27/17

Bali’s Mount Agung erupted on Monday, November 27, 2017 local time (Sunday, November 26 ET), forcing thousands to evacuate and Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport to close, leaving more than 50,000 travelers stranded.

Many travel insurance policies include coverage for natural disasters, including volcanic eruptions. The Bali Volcanic Eruption and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage for the volcanic 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.

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

An eruption warning for the volcano was issued on September 26, 2017. As of that date, the event is no longer considered unforeseen and any new travel insurance policies will not provide any coverage related to the eruption.

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    ST PETERSBURG, FL November 29, 2017— An eruption of Bali’s Mount Agung is considered imminent, causing thousands to evacuate and closing Bali’s main international airport, stranding more than 50,000 travelers. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, explains insurance coverage in the midst of the Bali volcanic eruption.

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