Typhoon Hagibis: How Does It Affect You?

Typhoon Hagibis is a Super Typhoon that quickly developed into a category 5 tropical storm in the Pacific is projected to affect Japan. 

Although it is said that the typhoon will not be as strong when it makes landfall, it will likely still cause dangerous winds, torrential rain and floods which will disrupt travel plans in the region.

This situation is considered a known event as of 4:00am (AEST) on 10th October 2019.

Am I covered for Typhoon Hagibis?

  • If you purchased your policy after 4:00am (AEST) on 10th October 2019, you are not covered for claims arising from Typhoon Hagibis, even if you purchased natural disaster cover as an add on to your policy.
  • If you purchased your policy before 4:00am (AEST) on 10th October 2019, you are covered for claims arising from Typhoon Hagibis, provided that you purchased natural disaster cover as an add on to your policy.

Please note: medical expenses incurred due to natural disasters are automatically covered in all international policies, without having to purchase the natural disaster cover option.