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Hurricane Rina strength has weakened

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Hurricane Rina strength has weakened

The Hurricane Rina which reached the Mexican Peninsula Yucatan last week has weakened and is about to move further off Mexico’s coast. However, the approaching storm has prompted evacuations and flight cancellations for many tourists visiting popular resorts like Cancun.

Despite the fact that Hurricane Rina has been downgraded from Category 2 storm to Category 1, more than a dozen inbound flights were cancelled, and hundreds of passengers loaded with luggage formed long queues at airport counters.

It is therefore highly recommended that people planning to travel to the region should consult with the air carrier or tour operator about their trip. Travellers that are already affected by the hurricane are advised to monitor progress and seek advice from the local authorities.

Although Cancun’s airport stayed open the hurricane might lead to further halt of air traffic and the closure of airports in the affected regions and many travellers could be stranded abroad beyond their original return date.

Travellers with an AXA Travel Insurance policy that are affected by the hurricane are advised to contact AXA Assistance if they need further advice.

An extension of the AXA Travel Insurance policy period of insurance is possible if the event is causing the extension and if the event is an insured peril.

AXA Travel Insurance also has decided to automatically extend the period of insurance until such time as a customer can return to the UK for no additional insurance premium providing they return on the earliest possible flight.

In case of an emergency please contact our AXA Assistance Team 24/7 at 0044(0)844 811 1791.