Travel Insurance Direct reinstates cover for Mount Agung in Bali

Richard Laycock 31 October 2017 NEWS

Balinese rice field early morning with sun rise over fogs and palm tree create layer in front of Mount Agung

Cover available but a potential new cut-off date looms.

Mount Agung Update

6 March 2018 update: Please note that no travel insurance brands are offering cover for Mount Agung as this is now a known event. This is a news article from October 2017.

22 November 2017 update: The Mount Agung volcano has begun erupting, and cover restrictions regarding the elevated threat posed by the eruption are starting to trickle in. This table will be updated once advice on cover is posted to a travel insurance brand's website. All times in the table are in AEST. Please check with individual brands to see if they are offering cover before buying a policy.

Information last verified at 4pm 27 November 2017.

With news of authorities lowering the alert status of Mount Agung on 29 October 2017 from level four (Awas) to level three (Siaga), Travel Insurance Direct (TID) is now offering travellers cover in the event of any new eruption or volcanic activity from 3pm 30 October 2017 (AEST).

This is great news for travellers planning on travelling to Bali, as you'll once again have cover if your trip is affected by any new volcanic activity.

"With a TID policy in your pocket, if Mt Agung roars back into life and causes your holiday to be cancelled, or strands you in Bali, you'll have an avenue to make a claim." TID spokesperson Phil Sylvester said in a statement.

Already have a policy with TID? Don't worry, you're covered too.

"People who took out policies during the exclusion are now covered for future events," Sylvester told finder.com.au.

It's not all good news, though. While the authorities have reduced the alert for Mount Agung, according to the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, "volcanic activity of Gunungapi Agung has not abated completely and still has the potential to erupt."

For this reason that even though cover with TID is available at the moment, it is not set in stone. Any new volcanic eruptions or threat elevations would mean a new cut-off date for cover from TID.

It's been more than a month since Mount Agung started rumbling, leaving many would-be travellers in a state of limbo about heading to Bali.

So far, TID appears to be the only travel insurance brand to lift its exclusion but we will update our cover table as more lift their moratoriums.

Mount Agung Update

22 November 2017 update: The Mount Agung volcano has begun erupting, and cover restrictions regarding the elevated threat posed by the eruption are starting to trickle in. This table will be updated once advice on cover is posted to a travel insurance brand's website. All times in the table are in AEST. Please check with individual brands to see if they are offering cover before buying a policy.

Information last verified at 4pm 27 November 2017.

Brand Covered for Mount Agung Not covered
AIG
Policies issued before 22 September 2017.
Policies issued after 22 September 2017.
Columbus Direct
Policies issued from 21 June to 21 September 2017.
Policies issued after 21 September 2017.
Cover-More
Policies issued before 2pm Monday 18 September 2017.
Policies issued after 2pm Monday 18 September 2017.
1Cover Policies issued between 9am on 6th November 2017 and midday 22 November 2017. Policies issued after 12pm Wednesday 22 November 2017.
DU insure Policies issued between 9am on 6th November 2017 and midday 22 November 2017. Policies issued after 12pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017.
Easy Travel Insurance Policies issued before 2pm Thursday 21 September 2017. Policies purchased after 2pm Thursday 21 September 2017.
Fast Cover Policies issued before 4pm 20 September 2017. Policies issued after 4pm 20 September 2017.
Go Insurance Single-trip policies and trips booked under Annual Multi Trip before 12pm on 22 November 2017. Policies issued after 12:01 pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017.
Insure4Less Policies issued before 2pm Monday 18 September 2017. Policies issued after 2pm Monday 18 September 2017.
iTrek Policies issued between 9am on 6th November 2017 and midday 22 November 2017. Policies issued after 12pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017.
NoWorries Policies issued before 16 September 2017. Policies issued after 16 September 2017.
Online Travel Insurance Policies issued before 7am Tuesday 19 September 2017. Policies issued after 7am Tuesday 19 September 2017.
Simply Travel Insurance Policies issued between 9am on 6th November 2017 and midday 22 November 2017. Policies issued after 12pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017.
Ski-insurance.com.au Policies issued between 9am on 6th November 2017 and midday 22 November 2017. Policies issued after 12pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017.
Southern Cross Policies issued before 10am Friday 22 September 2017. Policies issued after 10am Friday 22 September 2017.
Travel Insurance Saver Policies issued before 2pm Thursday 21 September 2017. Policies issued after 2pm Thursday 21 September 2017.
Travel Insurance Direct Policies issued before 8.05 pm Tuesday 21 November 2017. Policies issued after 8.05 pm Tuesday 21 November 2017.
Travel Insuranz Policies issued before 2pm Monday 18 September 2017. Policies issued after 2pm Monday 18 September 2017.
Woolworths Policies issued before 4pm Wednesday 20 September 2017. Policies issued after 4pm Wednesday 20 September 2017.
Worldcare Policies issued before 7am Tuesday 19 September 2017. Policies issued after 7am Tuesday 19 September 2017.
Kango Cover Policies issued between 9am on 6th November 2017 and midday 22 November 2017. Policies issued after 12pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017.
Under 30s Travel Insurance Policies issued between 9am on 6th November 2017 and midday 22 November 2017. Policies issued after 12pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017.
Zoom Travel Insurance Policies issued between 9am on 6th November 2017 and midday 22 November 2017. Policies issued after 12pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

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