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Eruption of Mount Agung, Bali
The huge ash cloud has caused Bali’s Denpasar airport to close on Monday. Picture: AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka Source:AFP
Eruption of Mount Agung, Bali (Advice for the PDS effective 15 August 2016; 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 for the lesser of cancellation or rearrangement costs when, as a result of the volcanic activity, you have no alternative but to cancel or rearrange your upcoming trip. Refer to Event 2.2 – Your flight, other scheduled transport or overnight tour is delayed, cancelled or rescheduled before your trip starts.
Cover is also available for cancellation or extra trip costs when, as a result of the volcanic activity, your flight, other scheduled transport or overnight tour is delayed, rescheduled or cancelled. Refer to Event 3.2 – Your flight, other scheduled transport or tour is delayed – and it’s not the operator’s fault. Other sections of the policy wording apply; please refer to the PDS for further details.
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.
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