Cover available but a potential new cut-off date looms.
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.”
It’s 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.