Volcanic activity of Mount Agung, Bali

Volcanic activity of Mount Agung, Bali
Eruption of Mount Agung, Bali

(Advice as at 10am on Wednesday 22 November 2017, AEDT)
Mount Agung, Bali, Indonesia has begun erupting smoke and ash. An official exclusion zone remains in place that in some places extends to 7.5 kilometres from the volcano. We are now issuing a cover cut-off for claims arising from this known event.
For policies purchased up to 8:05pm (AEDT) on Tuesday 21 November 2017, cover is available where you have no option but to change your travel plans because your service provider cancels or restricts services as a result of any volcanic activity. Where your trip has not yet begun, cover is available for the lesser of rearrangement or cancellation costs.
Where travel has begun and you have no option but to change your travel plans, your policy covers the following benefits: medical expenses overseas; cancellation costs or additional travel and/or accommodation expenses necessarily incurred and that result directly from a provider cancelling or restricting your scheduled public transport services.
For policies purchased after 8:05pm (AEDT) on Tuesday 21 November 2017, cover is not available for claims arising from any volcanic activity, including any new ash cloud events, as such events are no longer unforeseen.
 
This restriction of cover also applies to any travel plans made or changed after 8:05pm (AEDT) on Tuesday 21 November 2017 where you are impacted by the volcanic activity.
We are monitoring the situation and will advise when this position changes. Refer to your providers following service interruptions; they can best assist with making alternative arrangements.
Emergency Assistance and Contacts
If you have an emergency, please contact our emergency assistance team as soon as possible on +61 2 9234 3123 or +61 2 8256 1523 or SMS +61 (0) 418 406 188. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For the latest travel advice, refer to:
Bureau of Meteorology                 www.bom.gov.au/info/vaac/advisories.shtml
Qantas Airways                                13 13 13; +62 21 25556300
Virgin Australia                                 13 67 89; +61 7 3295 2296
Jetstar Australia                               13 15 38; + 61 3 9645 5999
Garuda Air                                         +62 21 2351 9999
 
Any Questions?
Please contact our Customer Service team on 1300 617 759 or via our website at: www.cheaptravelinsurance.com.au.
 
Claims Information
In the event of a claim covered by your policy, you must do everything you can to minimise and reduce the cost of the claim and provide all supporting documentation of the event and expenses incurred. If you intend to lodge a claim, please do so as soon as possible by completing the CTI claim form available from CTI Customer Service or the CTI website at www.cheaptravelinsurance.com.au.
 
Cheap Travel Insurance Pty Ltd ABN 53 124 378 301, AR 338488, is an authorised representative of Cerberus Special Risks Pty Limited, ABN 81 115 932 173, AFS Licence 308461. This is general advice, and you should consider if this product suits your needs. Before you buy, please read the Product Disclosure Statement available from www.cheaptravelinsurance.com.au. This insurance is underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd's.
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Updated information relating to volcanic activity of Mount Agung, Bali

(As at 3pm on Monday 30 Oct 2017, AEDT, this updates our alert posted on 20 September 2017 at 4pm AEST) 

The alert status of the Mount Agung volcano was downgraded from a level 4 to a high alert level 3 following a decrease in seismic activity. An exclusion zone remains in place however has been reduced in radius. 
A change in the level of volcanic activity shall be considered a new, unforeseeable event with regard to cover under your current travel insurance policy.  
For a change in the threat level or activity of Mount Agung to occur after 3pm AEDT on 30 October 2017 and which causes direct disruption to travel bookings, cover shall be available under any policy purchased prior to that event.  
We are monitoring the situation and will advise when this position changes. Refer to your providers following service interruptions; they can best assist with making alternative arrangements.  
Emergency Assistance and Contacts If you have an emergency, please contact our emergency assistance team as soon as possible on +61 2 9234 3123 or +61 2 8256 1523 or SMS +61 (0) 418 406 188. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For the latest travel advice, refer to: Bureau of Meteorology   www.bom.gov.au/info/vaac/advisories.shtml Qantas Airways   13 13 13; +62 21 25556300 Virgin Australia   13 67 89; +61 7 3295 2296 Jetstar Australia   13 15 38; + 61 3 9645 5999 Garuda Air   +62 21 2351 9999 
 
Any Questions?  Please contact our Customer Service team on 1300 617 759 or via our website at: www.cheaptravelinsurance.com.au. 
 
Claims Information In the event of a claim covered by your policy, you must do everything you can to minimise and reduce the cost of the claim and provide all supporting documentation of the event and expenses incurred. If you intend to lodge a claim, please do so as soon as possible by completing the CTI claim form available from CTI Customer Service or the CTI website at www.cheaptravelinsurance.com.au. 
 

(Advice as at 4pm on Wednesday 20 Sept 2017, AEST)
With the volcanic activity at Mount Agung, Bali, Indonesia increasing significantly and with recent extension of the evacuation zone around the volcano by Indonesian officials, we are now issuing a cover cut-off time in anticipation of travel and other services being impacted.
For policies purchased up to 4pm (AEST) on Wednesday 20 September 2017, cover is available where you have no option but to change your travel plans because your service provider cancels or restricts services as a result of any volcanic activity. Where your trip has not yet begun, cover is available for the lesser of rearrangement or cancellation costs.
Where travel has begun and you have no option but to change your travel plans, your policy covers the following benefits: medical expenses overseas; cancellation costs or additional travel and/or accommodation expenses necessarily incurred and that result directly from a provider cancelling or restricting your scheduled public transport services.
For policies purchased after 4pm (AET) on Wednesday 20 September 2017, cover is not available for claims arising from any volcanic activity, including any new ash cloud events, as such events are no longer unforeseen.
 
This restriction of cover also applies to any travel plans made or changed after 4pm (AET) on 20 September 2017 where you are impacted by the volcanic activity.
We are monitoring the situation and will advise when this position changes. Refer to your providers following service interruptions; they can best assist with making alternative arrangements.
Emergency Assistance and Contacts
If you have an emergency, please contact our emergency assistance team as soon as possible on +61 2 9234 3123 or +61 2 8256 1523 or SMS +61 (0) 418 406 188. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For the latest travel advice, refer to:
Bureau of Meteorology                    www.bom.gov.au/info/vaac/advisories.shtml
Qantas Airways                                  13 13 13; +62 21 25556300
Virgin Australia                                   13 67 89; +61 7 3295 2296
Jetstar Australia                                 13 15 38; + 61 3 9645 5999
Garuda Air                                            +62 21 2351 9999
 
Any Questions?
Please contact our Customer Service team on 1300 617 759 or via our website at: www.cheaptravelinsurance.com.au.
 
Claims Information
In the event of a claim covered by your policy, you must do everything you can to minimise and reduce the cost of the claim and provide all supporting documentation of the event and expenses incurred. If you intend to lodge a claim, please do so as soon as possible by completing the CTI claim form available from CTI Customer Service or the CTI website at www.cheaptravelinsurance.com.au.
 
Cheap Travel Insurance Pty Ltd ABN 53 124 378 301, AR 338488, is an authorised representative of Cerberus Special Risks Pty Limited, ABN 81 115 932 173, AFS Licence 308461. This is general advice, and you should consider if this product suits your needs. Before you buy, please read the Product Disclosure Statement available from www.cheaptravelinsurance.com.au. This insurance is underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd's.
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