Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano erupted, forcing evacuations for over 3,100 people. Threats of volcanic ash from the active volcano located 25 miles from La Aurora International Airport forced closures.
“This is now a foreseeable event, so it is too late to purchase a travel insurance plan to cancel due to this reason,” said Beckah Ripley, Operations Manager for Yonder Travel Insurance. “Travelers to Guatemala who already purchased insurance policies prior to the volcanic eruption may be covered depending on their policy.”
Those who purchased a plan prior to the eruption may be covered for the nonrefundable trip expenses they insured if common carrier services (flights, cruises, etc.) are halted for an extended period of time.
Similarly, you also may be covered if your hotels, resorts and rental properties are deemed uninhabitable due to the volcano.
Those who are seeking insurance for a trip to Guatemala will not be eligible for coverage related to losses from El Fuego. However, travelers may still be eligible for “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage.