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Hawaii: Kilaueaa Volcano

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted on Friday 4 May (NZST) and has caused 1500 residents to be evacuated from their homes on the island of Hawaii.

Flights to and from Honolulu International Airport have not been disrupted at this stage, and Hawaiian Airlines are permitting passengers travelling to Hilo or Kino airports between 3 May and 13 May to change their travel plans. Contact your airline directly to confirm your travel plans.

This became a known event at 6pm Friday 4 May (NZST),

  • If you purchased your policy before 6pm Friday 4 May and your travel is disrupted by the eruption, there is provision to claim.
  • If you purchased your policy after 6pm Friday 4 May and your travel is disrupted by the eruption, there is no provision to claim.

If you need emergency assistance while you’re overseas call First Assistance on +64 9 347 1115. They’re available to help you anytime, 24/7.