Statement from Travelex 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 Travelex on the volcanic eruption in Iceland.

The Volcanic Ash that is causing flight delays and cancellations is being deemed a weather related event – coverage can be provided in the following areas:

  1. Trip Delay.  If they are delayed enroute to or from their final destination because of the eruption, for at least 5 hours or more they are eligible for reimbursements under Trip Delay for their appropriate plan.
  2. Trip Cancellation.  Weather that causes complete cessation of services of your Common Carrier for at least 24 consecutive hours.