Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
05 April 2012 09:14
Asthma sufferers have been warned to be careful in Tasmania, where bush fires have affected air quality
People travelling to Tasmania might want to take precautions if they suffer from asthma as a bush fire outbreak affects parts of the the Australian state.
Those who suffer from breathing difficulties might want to take out some form of
pre existing medical travel insurance to ensure they do not incur hefty medical bills if they are taken ill on holiday.
People with asthma have been warned to stay indoors and ensure they have their medication as air quality in southern Tasmania deteriorated quickly due to the fires.
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) revealed a sudden increase in dangerous smoke particles in the area, with the Derwent Valley and surrounding regions measuring "red alert" levels. Mt Wellington was barely visible through the smoke from the Eastern Shore.
Capital city Hobart recorded a level of 43, while Bryn Estyn, near New Norfolk, was at 68. Levels over 25 are deemed to not be healthy.
Cathy Beswick, the Asthma Foundation of Tasmania's chief executive officer, said: "Be very, very careful about your asthma management plan and avoid the smoke, stay indoors, keep the windows and doors shut and always carry your blue reliever medication."
05 February 2016
Travellers heading for the sun-kissed Canary Islands will soon be able to enjoy the first under-sea museum in Europe.
04 February 2016
Holidaymakers jetting off with a low-cost airline could soon be served water created from hydrogen batteries.
03 February 2016
Britons prefer haggling on holiday rather than at home, new research reveals.
02 February 2016
Younger people with diabetes need better access to healthcare services to help them manage their condition, claims a charity.
30 January 2016
Hong Kong gets more tourists than any other city, according to new figures.
29 January 2016
A sugar tax on soft drinks is needed to help tackle the issue of childhood obesity, says the World Health Organisation (WHO).
28 January 2016
Travel insurance policies paid out to the vast majority of claimants in 2013 and 2014, newly published figures show.
27 January 2016
Four in five internet users are saving money on their holidays by searching for better deals online, new research reveals.
26 January 2016
Travellers flying to and from London Luton Airport (LLA) can look forward to improved facilities after expansion work started this month.
23 January 2016
Doctors in England are prescribing six times more drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease compared to a decade ago.
22 January 2016
Winter holidays continue to be a major focus for Britons as the cold spell of January weather continues.
21 January 2016
British holidaymakers have helped contribute towards unprecedented world tourism numbers, the UN reports.