Travel insurance coverage can assist travelers whose plans are impacted by the volcanic ash over Europe. The following is an explanation of benefits from Travelex.
Ash clouds from the Wednesday volcanic eruption in Iceland have caused flight delays in major European airports and beyond.
Travelex insurance policies consider this a covered reason due to weather. Coverage applies in the following areas for Travel Basic, Travel Select, Travel Max, TraveLite and Travel Plus.
Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption Coverage
Complete cessation of services of the common carrier for at least 24 consecutive hours due to the covered reason.
Delayed arrival due to the covered reason causes 50% or more of the covered trip to be missed (does not apply to Travel Basic).
Trip Delay Coverage
Delay while enroute to or from final destination for at least 5 hours or more due to the covered reason.
Common carrier delay causes covered trip to be prolonged beyond the scheduled return date. Conditions may apply specific to the policy purchased.