No refund if local lock-up ruins your vacation, warned British

MMore than one in ten Britons do not buy travel insurance abroad, according to Compare the Market.

The comparison site said those between 18 and 24 are the least likely to subscribe. Patrick Ikhena, travel manager at, said the news was “concerning” given the likelihood of a coronavirus disruption this summer.

“It is important to note that many suppliers have stated that they will likely not cover claims related to Covid-19, including the cancellation,” he said.

“If you are planning to leave, it is worth checking with your insurer to understand what your policy will cover for you. For example, if your policy will cover you for a “travel corridor” destination where a country could restrict arrivals to the United Kingdom.  »

He said it was still possible to find “full coverage” for travel this year.

“Although some travel restrictions are lifted from July 10, before traveling, it is still advisable to check all restrictions in place in local areas as you will have to comply with the restrictions of certain countries,” he said. he declares. “This may include self-isolating or providing your contact details to local authorities. ”

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