Squaremouth offers volcano tips

Squaremouth has offered some advice to consumers on what may and may not be covered by their insurance in the event of a volcanic eruption.
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Following recent volcanic eruptions in Guatemala and Hawaii, US-based travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth has offered some advice to consumers on what may and may not be covered by their insurance in the event of such an incident.

For example, travellers either heading to or already at a destination that is under mandatory evacuation due to lava, toxic gas and so on could cancel or end their trip and recoup unused trip costs. If their hotel became uninhabitable – and was deemed as such by management and local authorities – due to lava or ash, they could cancel their trip or end it early, while travellers who live near a volcano could also be covered if their home was damaged by an eruption.

Finally, Squaremouth advised travellers that if air activity was affected by hot gas, ash or other volcanic matter, that could also entitle them to their money back if they cancelled or ended their trip early (although individual policies will specify how long a flight delay needs to be before coverage kicks in).

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