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Travel insurance volcanic ash: Flights disrupted in Argentina


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Volcanic ash from the Puyehue volcano in Chile has caused the suspension of flights in Argentina and Uruguay over the last couple of days.Volcanic ash drifted into Argentinian and Uruguayan airspace on Sunday causing Jorge Newbery Airport in Buenos Aires was shut down affected both international and domestic flights.

British Airways confirmed that it had cancelled its daily flights to Buenos Aires on Sunday, American Airlines and Lufthansa were also forced to cancel a number of flights.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised people in the affected area, or those due to travel in the next few days to follow the advice of the local authorities and contact their airline/travel agent for the latest information.

Does your travel insurance cover volcanic ash? customers, who purchased Natural Catastrophe Cover as part of their travel insurance, before the volcano erupted, will be covered for cancellation, delay and additional expenses incurred, as a result of the eruption. You should read your travel insurance policy wording for full terms and conditions. If you are departing on a flight this week, it is advisable to keep up to date with the volcanic ash situation, contact your airline or travel agent for the latest information.'s Natural Catastrophe Cover extension provides travel insurance cover for disruption due to volcanic ash. However, to get the most benefit from your cover you should buy travel insurance with volcanic ash cloud cover as soon as you book your holiday. You never know when another volcanic ash incident will occur and you must have travel insurance cover in place before an eruption takes place in order to be covered.

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