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 pandemic. Some information may not be accurate at this time. It’s even more important to double-check all details that matter to you before taking out cover. Please note:
- Some policies may not be available through Finder at this time
- It’s unlikely that your policy will cover expenses from border closures
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.|