Holidaymakers ‘need to liaise with insurers’ after volcano disruption

People affected by travel delays caused by a volcano eruption in Iceland have been advised to liaise with their insurers to avoid worries over money.

People affected by travel delays caused by a volcano eruption in Iceland have been advised to liaise with their insurers to avoid worries over money.

ABTA, the Travel Association, has urged customers to get in touch with their cover providers or airline for the latest information and to avoid unnecessary concern about whether the disturbances will cost them financially.

The organisation has described the situation as an “unusual circumstance” and noted that “different providers will have different policies”.

It warned that individuals need to make sure that they are properly covered.

A number of tour operators and airlines will have relevant statements posted on their websites that will be regularly updated until things return to normal, the body advised.

Research conducted by Direct Line Travel Insurance recently revealed that many Britons are the victims of theft while on holiday abroad – with 41 per cent of them stating they have had money taken while on such trips.

By Joe Shervin

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