Issued: 14 September 2018
Due to make landfall in the Philippines later this evening or early tomorrow, Category 5 storm Super Typhoon Mangkhut (or Ompong) will bring expected winds up to 285 kilometres per hour as well as heavy rain, before continuing on to impact Taiwan and mainland Asia over the coming days.
On track to head towards southern China, Hong Kong, Macau, and the Guandong Province, the typhoon has the potential to impact as many as 43.4 million people according to the United Nation’s Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System, with significant destructive impact due to its size and intensity.
If you have been directly affected and need medical assistance, please call our 24 hour emergency assistance team immediately on +61 2 8907 5619. We further urge you to pay close attention to the local media and emergency services, including the DFAT smart traveller website.
If you have been affected by this event there may be provision for you to claim for benefits provided by your travel insurance policy. Claims will be assessed in accordance with your Product Disclosure Statement and may vary depending on the type of policy you purchased.
There is no cover for policies issued after this date as it would no longer deemed an unforeseeable event.
This information must be read in conjunction with the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) as certain terms, conditions, limits, and exclusions apply. These terms, condition, limits and exclusions are detailed in the PDS and in particular we draw your attention to ‘The Benefits’ and ‘General Exclusions’ section of the PDS.
If you are travelling and require travel or medical assistance, please contact our 24 hour emergency assistance team on +61 2 8907 5619.
For any general enquiries regarding the event please contact our Customer Service team on 1300 72 88 22 between 8am and 7pm Monday to Friday (AEDT)