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Brits warned over neglecting Easter travel insurance

26 January 2009 10:39

Brits warned over neglecting Easter travel insurance

More than ten per cent of Brits travelling abroad over the Easter break could be neglecting appropriate insurance cover, new research has suggested.

Around 4.2 million people questioned by Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance admitted that last time they went abroad for a holiday, they did take out any cover.

The firm found that a quarter of people living in London did not purchase insurance before their last break, with people in the north of England and Scotland also among those most likely to take the risk..

Neil Laird, travel insurance manager at Sainsbury's Finance said: "Easter can be a great time to get away, but these are alarming figures because taking travel insurance on holiday is as important as packing your passport.

"It doesn't matter if it's an Easter break, a weekend away or your main summer holiday, if something happens whilst you're abroad, you need to know that you have adequate cover in place to take care of things."

With the Met Office predicting sleet and snow in some areas of the UK over Easter, travellers may find themselves having to claim on their insurance if they miss their flights.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18519387-ADNFCR