Taiwan Earthquake and Tsunami warning– April 2024

On Wednesday 3 April 2024, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Taiwan. There are reports of damage to buildings and infrastructure. Aftershocks may continue to be felt. Follow the advice of local authorities and avoid affected areas.

The earthquake has prompted tsunami warnings to be issued for the southern island group of Okinawa in Japan and the Philippines.

As the earthquake is now widely reported in the media, any policies purchased after 12:00pm AET on Wednesday 3 April 2024 will not provide cover for losses arising from these events. This does not impact cover provided by policies purchased prior to this time, subject to the terms of the policy.

Note: Cover offered by travel insurance policies issued and managed by nib Travel Services (Australia) Pty may vary. Please read your Policy Document for full details of cover.

If you’re already travelling

If you hold a policy with us and require emergency assistance due to this event, please contact the international assistance team as soon as it’s practicable and safe to do so.

For the latest advice, visit https://safetravel.govt.nz

How does this event affect your cover

Our policies do not provide cover for any losses which arise from:

  • Your choice to travel to, or remain in a destination where there are Do Not Travel warnings in place.

This does not affect coverage under our policies for travel to other regions or destinations subject to the policy terms and conditions. 

All other terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions continue to apply.

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.

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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