Travel Alert: Cyclone Gabrielle- 9 February 2023

Various government agencies and news outlets have reported that Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle has formed off the coast of Northern Queensland, tracking near Norfolk Island with a high likelihood of making landfall on New Zealand’s North Island on Sunday, 12 February 2023.

Travellers should be aware Cyclone Gabrielle may escalate to a Category 3 cyclone with high winds and heavy rain, and plan for this eventuality. In any case, severe weather is forecast for these regions and may cause disruption to travellers who are already in these areas, or planning on travelling to or through them, soon.

If you’re already travelling

If you’re a World Nomads traveller and require emergency assistance due to this event, please contact our Emergency Assistance team as soon as it’s practicable and safe to do so.

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If you’re planning to travel in these regions

Your policy may continue to offer cover in line with the policy terms and conditions. Note that the policy offers cover based on specific, listed insured events; also, you must be aware that policy exclusions may exist. Before planning travel, please check the government advice applicable to your policy and monitor media coverage.

If your travel plans are affected

If you need to change your travel arrangements, contact your airline, cruise company or travel agent for assistance in the first instance.

You must contact us before seeking medical attention, emergency evacuation or repatriation unless your medical condition prevents you from calling, in which case you must call as soon as medically possible or have someone call on your behalf. You must also notify us immediately of a cancellation, interruption or delay no later than the next business day following the cancellation, interruption or delay.

In the event you need to claim, you must do everything you can to minimise and reduce the cost of the claim and provide all supporting documentation of the event and expenses incurred. If you intend to submit a claim, please complete the claim form and if you need help doing this, contact us.

If you have any other queries, please get in touch.

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