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Friday, April 29, 2016

Travel Insurance: Will You Be Covered For Earthquake Loss or Injury In Japan?

Above, Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

If you are traveling to Japan and a major earthquake occurs, will you be covered by your travel insurance? 

That question is answered in an article by Australia's Finder.com.au.

They wrote:
Japan is still reeling after two major earthquakes hit the southern island of Kyushu on  6 and 14 April, killing 48 people, injuring 263 more and destroying 1,527 houses in the Kumamoto prefecture. Recorded at magnitudes 6.5 and 7.3 respectively, the earthquakes have caused the largest natural disaster Japan has seen since the earthquake and tsunami that struck in 2011, killing 22,000 people. 
Natural disasters cause significant disruption for both locals and travellers. If you were planning to travel to Japan around the time the earthquakes occurred, whether you would be covered by your travel insurance would depend on when you purchased your policy.
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