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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Will International Travel Insurance Protect Students From Volcano Fallout?

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
We have all been fascinated by the story of volcanic ash stranding thousands of travelers in Europe. As you feel sympathy for these unfortunate travelers, you may also be planning a trip to or from Europe in the near future. If that's the case, you may be wondering whether another set of eruptions may occur from the volcano in the near future, and if so whether your international student travel insurance will protect your travel investment.

If you are unfamiliar with international travel insurance, it is a special type of insurance that offers you reimbursement in the event that you have to cancel a flight or you miss a connection. With travelers' hectic schedules, these seem to be more common occurrences, and since re-booking flights and hotel rooms can prove expensive, international travel insurance is a wise purchase.

If you were traveling through Europe and the volcano began erupting again, you could find yourself stranded just as the recent passengers were. This triggers many unwanted expenses like paying for already-booked hotel rooms and finding lodging in the area you're stuck in. But your travel insurance plan could offer relief.

Every plan will treat this situation differently, so you are advised to contact your international student travel insurance plan administrator for the official word. In many instances, if your policy was purchased prior to the initial eruptions, you will be covered under future recurrences. But to be certain, you should definitely reach out to a contact at the insurance company you purchased the plan from.
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