Insurers lift Bali ash cloud embargo
The smoke has cleared and cover is available again.
Important:Travel insurance rules continue to change as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. We’re working hard to keep up and make sure our guides are up to date, however some information may not be accurate during the pandemic. It’s even more important to double-check all details that matter to you before taking out cover. Please know that some policies may not be available through Finder at this time. Here are some helpful tips:
- If you're buying a policy today, it's unlikely that you'll be covered for border closures
- If your travel plans go against government advice, your policy will most likely be voided and you won't be covered
The frequency of ash cloud incidents in Bali has led to many insurers imposing tight conditions on when travellers qualify, but that has changed in recent days based on official insurer advice as the cloud has dissipated.
Below is the updated travel advice from some of Australia's largest underwriters.
|QBE||Covered from 9am 4 October, 2016. QBE have lifted its embargo on claims associated with the Mount Rinjani eruption and ash cloud in Bali and no longer consider it an active event.If you purchased your policy after 9am 4 October, 2016, there is no longer any embargo on claims arising from this event.||Easy Travel Insurance and Travel Insurance Saver|
|Lloyd’s||Covered from 6 October, 2016. As of 6 October 2016, the Mt Rinjani Volcanic Ash Cloud is no longer considered an active threat as eruptions have now ceased.This means that any future eruptions will be considered a new event and cover will be available.||1Cover, Cheap Travel Insurance, Columbus Direct, GoInsurance, insure4less,Skinsurance.com.au, Travel Insurance Direct and Travel Insuranz.|
|Allianz||Covered from 9:30am (AEST) Friday 7 October, 2016. Mt Rinjani erupted this year on 28 September 2016 and caused significant delays for travellers. As this eruption has ceased, this event is now deemed to have concluded as of 9:30am (AEST) Friday 7 October, 2016. Any new eruptions and ash cloud from Mount Rinjani will be considered a new event.||Duinsure, Fast Cover, Online Travel Insurance, STA, Virgin, Webjet and Worldcare Travel Insurance.|
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