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Last Updated: 11/07/14

The Icelandic Volcano Bardarbunga and Travel Insurance Information Center contains a collection of resources including travel insurance provider position statements, FAQs, and travel alerts related to the volcano.

Squaremouth’s industry experts regularly update this database and are on hand to answer your questions.Travel insurance position statements and FAQs included in this Information Center are subject to change at any time. Please contact customer service for more information. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

Travelers must have purchased a policy prior to August 30, 2014, to have coverage for the eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano.

Travelers may have several benefits if their trip is affected by the volcano, including coverage for delay, cancellation, interruption, and non-medical evacuation.

FAQs

  • Can I cancel my upcoming trip because of a wildfire?

    You could be covered to cancel your trip because of a wildfire, as long as you bought your policy before the fire started.

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  • When can I buy travel insurance to cover a wildfire?

    You can buy travel insurance with cancellation coverage for wildfires up until the day before your departure date.

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  • Am I covered if I have to evacuate because of a wildfire?

    Non-Medical Evacuation provides transportation from a place of danger to a place of safety during a natural disaster.

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  • When can I buy travel insurance to cover an earthquake?

    You can buy travel insurance with coverage for earthquakes up until the day before your departure date.

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  • What types of natural disasters are covered by travel insurance?

    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen natural disasters that prevent a traveler from taking their trip.

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  • When can I buy travel insurance to cover a tropical storm or hurricane?

    You can buy travel insurance with coverage for a tropical storm or hurricane up until the day before your departure date, as long as the storm has not been named.

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  • Does a storm have to become a hurricane to be covered by travel insurance?

    No, a storm does not need to develop into a hurricane to be covered by the Hurricane & Weather benefit.

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  • Does the Hurricane & Weather benefit cover tropical storms?

    Yes, losses related to tropical storms can be covered by the Hurricane & Weather benefit.

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  • What types of current events are covered by travel insurance?

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    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen events, including unexpected illnesses, terrorist attacks, inclement weather and natural disasters, and other events that cause a complete cessation of travel, such as a strike of a travel supplier.

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  • If there is a storm, when can I no longer be covered by travel insurance?

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    You can only be covered for a storm if you purchased your travel insurance policy before the storm was named.

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