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Last Updated: 12/07/16

An earthquake occurred in the Aceh province of Sumatra, Indonesia on December 7, 2016. (December 6 EST)

The Indonesia Earthquake and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage for the earthquake. This resource is 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 in Indonesia and affected by the earthquake, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

You may be able to cancel your upcoming trip to Indonesia if you meet your policy's requirements, as long as your policy was in place before December 6, 2016.

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.

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