Travelling to Japan soon? Then likely natural disaster travel insurance is on your mind. Talk of Super Typhoon Vongfong is in the air. The powerful storm battered Japan over the weekend, leaving chaos and destruction in its path.
Forecasters have been keeping a close eye on Vongfong after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines last year.
Keep up to date on Super Typhoon Vongfong
Check the Government of Canada’s website for Typhoon updates and news as well as travel advisories for Japan.
How will your travel insurance protect you?
If you’ve purchased trip cancellation or trip interruption insurance, most insurers will reimburse you for non-refundable prepaid travel expenses provided you bought the insurance before the typhoon occurred and there is a government travel advisory in place advising you not to travel to your destination.
If you’ve already left Canada, but can’t travel to your final destination due to the typhoon, trip interruption would cover your non-refundable prepaid airfare costs, prepaid unused travel arrangements as well as reasonable out of pocket expenses.
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