Issued: 20 September 2017
We are aware that an earthquake has struck near Mexico City which may have an impact on policyholders travelling to the area. First and foremost, our sympathies and thoughts go out to all those affected by this. We advise all customers who are travelling to or are already in the affected areas to take care and please do not hesitate to contact our emergency service if you require assistance.
If you are currently travelling and need emergency assistance please call (+)61 2 8776 3010. We urge all people to remain up to date with the latest media advice.
The below information was issued on Wednesday 20 Septemeber 2017 and applies to your travel insurance policy with Zoom.
Please note we will assess all claims in accordance with the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and your Certificate of Insurance. Your cover will depend on the type of plan you purchased and your particular circumstances.
If you have started your journey and your transport is delayed or cancelled or your accommodation is affected due to the Mexico city earthquake there may be provision to claim for reasonable additional travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
We recommend you contact your travel agent or travel provider regarding the best option in altering your trip. Some travel providers may provide penalty free options to amend travel arrangements and we recommend you contact them for further details
Limits, conditions and exclusions apply under your policy and for full details you should refer to the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Certificate of Insurance you received when you purchased your travel insurance.
If you have not yet departed, your policy includes cover for cancellation of your journey, or the unused portions of your journey, as a result of the earthquake.
If your pre-booked travel arrangements are cancelled, delayed or rescheduled as a direct result of the earthquake and you have not yet departed, you may be able to claim for cancellation or rearrangement of your journey (whichever is the lesser).
We recommend you contact your travel agent travel provider regarding the best option in altering your trip. Some travel providers may provide penalty free options to amend travel arrangements and we recommend you contact them for further details.