Blog Category Travel Alerts March 8, 2017 By

Tignes France Avalanche

Please see below the latest update from our underwriters TIF in regards to the Tignes Avalanche

Last updated 07/03/2017

Following reports of the avalanche that has affected Tignes in France today, we at tifgroup would like to extend our sympathies to those affected.
We always advise all travellers to check the FCO’s advice for their chosen destination and the current advice on this matter can be found here –
For residents of EIRE please follow the advice of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as follows

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

Additional travel and accommodation costs
Should your travel and accommodation arrangements have been affected by the avalanche or earthquake your policy may cover reasonable additional costs within a certain radius to provide you with alternative options. To find out more please email the claims team on

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 and we will endeavour to offer an answer.

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