Statement from Travel Guard on the Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

Published by April 15, 2010

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  The following is a position statement from Travel Guard on the volcanic eruption in Iceland.

A volcano erupted beneath the Eyjafjallajokull glacier.  Icelandic authorities evacuated about 800 people, the first evacuations began at 2am local time Wednesday, April 14.

Insurance would have to have been purchased by 04/13/10 for coverage. Coverage for volcanic eruptions would be based on the plan purchased and that plans Description of Coverage.  Please verify that volcano or volcanic eruption is part of the definition of Natural Disaster for the plan purchased.