Travel Tip of the Day: Volcano Prep

Volcano

My view of the erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano on my flight from Zurich to NYC

I’m sure you remember the hassles that Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull (aka E15) brought to travel in 2010. Well, as you may have heard there’s a good chance that another Iceland volcano (called Bárðarbunga) will erupt in the next few days, and the impact of that eruption is still unknown. Here’s a good story on the situation from BBC.

If you’re traveling between North America and Europe in the near future here’s what you should do: Pack extra medicines, clothes and anything else you think you’d need in the event that you get stranded for a long period of time. If you’re a business traveler popping across the pond for the day to attend a meeting, be sure to bring extra clothes, meds and phone chargers just in case.

You can also protect your travel purchase by getting insurance. According to our good friends at InsureMyTrip.com, “many insurance providers are already treating the volcano as a ‘foreseen’ event and will not cover its impact if you buy a policy now. However, there are still some that have not yet commented on it and will cover you.” I know from personal experience that the specialists at InsureMyTrip can direct you to the right policies with those companies, so check out the site if you’re in need.

Also from InsureMyTrip.com: 6 volcano related travel insurance tips.

 

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