Terrorist attack in Barcelona

Posted Date: 18 August 2017
Terrorist attack in Barcelona August2017

We are terribly sorry to hear of the recent attack in Barcelona. Our thoughts are with everyone who may be affected by this tragic event.

If you wish to know how the situation in Barcelona affects your policy, please see below.

Emergency Assistance

If you have an emergency or need assistance, please contact our Emergency Assistance team as soon as possible on +64 9 359 1600.

If you purchased your policy prior to Friday 18 August 2017 8.00am NZST:

There is cover under Section 1.1 for medical expenses incurred during your journey in relation to the Barcelona terrorist attack.

We will reimburse you for actual and reasonable medical expenses incurred, or we will confirm payment for a qualifying hospitalisation claim. The sub limit for claims relating to Terrorism is $100,000 per policy.

Please refer to ‘Section 1 – Medical & Evacuation’ (1.1) and ‘Sub Limits Applying to Section 1’ on page 10 of your policy wording.

There is no cover under ‘Section 2 – Changes to Your Journey’, ‘Section 5 – Personal Accident’ or ‘Section 6 – Personal Liability’ for any claims, costs or losses directly or indirectly arising from, related to or associated with the Barcelona terrorist attack, as acts of terrorism are a loss we do not cover under these sections of the policy.

Please refer to the ‘Losses We Do Not Cover’ under sections 2, 5 and 6 on pages 11, 13 and 14 of the policy wording.

There is also no cover under ‘Section 2 – Changes to Your Journey’ due to your disinclination to travel, your personal wishes or the disinclination to travel on the part of any other person upon whom your travel depends.

Please refer to ‘Losses We Do Not Cover Under Section 2’ (b) on page 11 of the policy wording.

If you wish to cancel your travel plans, please contact your service provider. Airlines, accommodation providers and tour companies may provide refunds, credit notes or alter your bookings without charging additional fees.

If you purchased your policy on or after Friday 18 August 2017 8.00am NZST:

As this situation is not considered to be unexpected from this date and time, there is no cover under your policy for any expenses you may incur as a result of the Barcelona terrorist attack. You may still be covered for other unexpected events according to the terms and conditions of your policy.

Further questions

Please contact us at info@scti.co.nz.  This advice should be read in conjunction with your PDS, including Policy Wording.

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