Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
01 November 2011 11:34
The cut off time for valid policies is Tuesday 25th October 2011, 11.00am GMT. Any policies taken out after that date concerning travel to the affected areas will not be valid
For the latest information on the situation, visit the FCO website for travel advice in Thailand.
Bangkok is braced for severe flooding this weekend as the local situation deteriorates. The city's bus and train stations and many roads are jammed by thousands of people attempting to flee the Thai capital.
People in several northern districts of the capital - some of which are now 90% submerged by rising water - have been told they should evacuate immediately. Bangkok's Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra has issued an evacuation alert for residents of Don Muang, Bang Phlad and Thawi Wattana.
More than 360 people have died and seven of Bangkok's 50 districts are now underwater in Thailand's worst flooding for 50 years. Over the weekend, the influx of run-off water from Thailand's saturated central plains is expected to combine with seasonal high tides to flood more parts of the capital.
Many major roads leading north - towards the areas worst affected by the flooding - are largely impassable. Those leading south and east are reported to be clogged with traffic. Flights out of the international airport, Suvarnabhumi, have been operating as normal but are said to be packed. Bangkok's domestic airport, Don Muang, is closed because the runway is flooded.
On 26th October, Britain's Foreign Office warned against all but essential travel to Bangkok. It has been warned that flood waters could linger in the capital for between two weeks and a month.
World First policyholders affected by the adverse weather conditions are covered for Travel Delay and Missed Departure if they are travelling on their outward or return journey as defined in their Policy Wording and as per normal terms and conditions.
Regarding Missed Departure, we advise customers to try to get to the airport for their return journey, however, we will consider claims up to the Missed Departure payout limit due to public transport or personal vehicle delay as a result of roads being blocked or flooded in order to book a new flight home. The insured must be in the affected area of flooding and news reports must be checked for areas affected.
The cut off time for valid policies is Tuesday 25th October 2011, 11.00am GMT. Any policies taken out after that date concerning travel to the affected areas will not be valid.
25 March 2017
Want to slow down the ageing process? A new drug claims to be able to do just that - and experts have suggested it could be on the market in three years.
24 March 2017
People who drink moderately are less likely to suffer a heart attack, according to a new study.
23 March 2017
Passengers on certain flights into the UK will no longer be able to carry laptops and tablets like iPads in their hand luggage.
22 March 2017
Mountaineers looking to scale the world's highest peak may need to shell out for a GPS device, according to Nepal's tourism chief.
21 March 2017
The effects of being in skyscrapers, at concerts or even walking on wobbly bridges could help scientists understand the experiences of dementia sufferers, researchers are claiming.
18 March 2017
A young actor has released pictures of a lump on her throat that turned out to be thyroid cancer, with hopes the image will raise awareness and alert others who may be suffering from the disease.
17 March 2017
A "promising treatment" for aggressive blood cancer needs more evidence of its effectiveness before NHS doctors will be able to prescribe, a watchdog is warning.
16 March 2017
Millions of Brits are opting for coach holidays over jet-setting and cruises, new research indicates.
15 March 2017
Thousands of flights to and from America's north east have been cancelled in preparation for a "life-threatening" storm poised to hit the country.
14 March 2017
Seniors who experience weight loss should not put it down to the normal ageing process, experts are warning.
11 March 2017
Gatwick Airport is insisting it is still a "credible and deliverable" expansion option, as the airport experienced its busiest ever February.
08 March 2017
Strikes by French air traffic controllers (ATCs) are leading to delays and cancellations across the UK.