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Southern Cross Travel Insurance advice for travellers affected by the Chilean earthquake & tsunami from CEO Craig Morrison

September 21, 2015 Insurance No Comments Print Print Email Email
For Australians in Chile
Craig Morrison, CEO of Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) says: “For Australians in Chile affected by the earthquake, the first port of call is to contact your service providers.

Airlines, accommodation providers and tour companies may provide refunds, credit notes or alter your bookings free of charge if needed. Before you incur any extra charges contact your travel insurer to check what your policy covers.
“If delayed, keep all receipts for additional expenditures you’ve incurred due to unexpected events as you’ll need these to claim from your insurer where applicable.”

For those still in Australia with plans to travel to Chile
“For those still in Australia with travel plans for Chile, first check with your travel service providers to see if travel plans can be altered free of charge if needed. Head to Smart Traveller for any government travel advice.
“If travel plans can’t be altered free of charge, check with your insurer to assess what you are covered for before you incur any extra costs.”

For those needing to claim
“If you need to submit a claim to your insurer, it is essential to keep hold of original receipts for any additional expenses along with documents where available (such as itineraries) that show the cost of your original and your altered travel plans.”

Are SCTI customers covered?
Southern Cross Travel Insurance customers are covered if the policy was purchased prior to Thursday 17 September 2015 at 12pm midday (AEST).

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