Blog Category Travel Alerts July 25, 2018 By

Heatwave in Japan

Please see below the latest update from our underwriters TIF in regards to the Heatwave in Japan.

Following reports of the heatwave affecting Japan, we at tifgroup would like to extend our sympathies to those affected.

We advise all travellers to check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice before travelling, and you can do that by checking your chosen destination from the list provided here:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/japan

For residents of EIRE please follow the advice of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as follows:

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/japan/

Cancellation
This type of event is unfortunately not covered across the travel insurance industry for claims relating to cancellation. This is because most policies have the following exclusion relating to cancellation “any claim where the fire, flood, earthquake, storm, lightning, explosion, hurricane or infectious disease had already happened before you left home”.

Returning home early
If you are not able to amend your trip details and have a medical justification for doing so, we are happy to discuss your situation on a case-by case basis.

In the event that you have specific questions not answered by this directive, please feel free to contact us on directivesqueries@tifgroup.co.uk and we will endeavour to offer an answer.