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    Travel Alerts: Advice on World Events Affecting Claims

    Certain events, such as natural disasters may affect your travel. Below are links to information about how recent events will affect your claims.

    Following is advice regarding claims related to specific events and travel providers. Should you have any questions, please contact us at 0800 500 225

    World events claims advice

    2023: Current updates

    15 November 2023 (Updated 20 December 2023) - Iceland Volcano Activity (Previously Geldingadalir Volcano Warning)

    15 November 2023 - Tropical Cyclone Mal

    20 October 2023 - Current situation in Lebanon

    9 October 2023 - Attack on Israel

    14 September 2023 - Morocco Earthquake

    10 August 2023 - Hawaii Wildfires

    3 July 2023 - French Riots

    14 February 2023 - Cyclone Gabrielle

    10 February 2023 - Earthquake in Turkey

    2022

    20 December 2022 - Civil Unrest and Riots in Peru

    29 November 2022 - Hawaii Mauna Loa

    July 2022 - High Risk Destinations & Sanctioned Countries

    3 March 2022 - Attacks on Ukraine

    25 February 2022 - Overseas Travel: COVID-19 - Update

    2021

    No alerts

    2020

    19 March 2020 - Overseas Travel: Coronavirus

    2 March 2020 - Travel to Iran: Coronavirus

    3 February 2020 - Travel to China: Coronavirus

    28 January 2020 - Coronavirus

    9 January 2020 - Australian Bushfires

    Archive

    10 Dec 2019 – New Zealand White Island Volcano

    18 Nov 2019 – Air New Zealand Schedule Changes

    6 Sep 2019 – Measles Outbreak

    8 Aug 2019 – Hong Kong Protests

    19 Mar 2019 – Christchurch terror attack

    14 Mar 2019 – Boeing 737 operations temporarily grounded

    12 Dec 2018 – Update regarding Air New Zealand maintenance engineers strike

    10 Dec 2018 – Air New Zealand maintenance engineers strike

    22 Aug 2018 – Hurricane Lane

    20 Aug 2018 – Update regarding Zika Virus

    6 Aug 2018 – Indonesian seismic activity 

    27 July 2018 – Mount Aoba

    29 Jun 2018 – Update regarding Mt Agung

    7 May 2018 – Kilauea Volcano

    9 Apr 2018 – Cyclone Keni

    6 Apr 2018 – Philippines island of Boracay

    15 Feb 2018 – Cyclone Gita

    31 Oct 2017 – Virgin Australia flights to Samoa from Auckland

    21 Sep 2017 – Mexico Earthquake 

    19 Sep 2017 – Mt Agung Bali Indonesia

    18 Sep 2017 – Auckland Airport Fuel Crisis 

    28 Aug 2017 – Hurricane Harvey 

    28 Sep 2016 – Mt Rinjani Ash Cloud

    5 Jul 2016 – Airport Security Strikes

    6 Apr 2016 – Cyclone Zena

    21 Mar 2016 – Australian Airport Strikes

    22 Feb 2016 – Cyclone Winston

    28 Jan 2016 – Zika Virus