Is non-medical evacuation coverage available if the Icelandic volcano erupts while I'm traveling?

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Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano erupted on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Any travel insurance policies purchased on or after that date, will not cover any losses or evacuations related to the volcano, including non-medical evacuation.

Non-medical evacuation coverage may be available for travelers who visit a location that becomes unsafe due to the Bardarbunga volcano. This benefit covers the transportation from a place of danger to a place of safety. To be eligible for non-medical evacuation, the appropriate authority must order the evacuation and the travelers must purchase the policy prior to the volcano's eruption.

*Allianz restricts coverage for the Bardarbunga volcano for any policies purchased on or after August 22nd, 2014. Read Allianz's official position statement here: https://support.squaremouth.com/hc/en-us/articles/203325193-Allianz-Position-Statement-Icelandic-Volcano

*Answers to travel insurance FAQs included in this Information Center are subject to change at any time as conditions related to the volcano change.

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