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Brits urged to take travel insurance on Easter trips

01 April 2009 06:30

Brits urged to take travel insurance on Easter trips

With Easter holidays fast approaching, families have been urged to ensure they have group travel insurance cover for any planned spring breaks.

According to moneysupermarket.com, nearly two thirds of Brits (62 per cent) would consider travelling abroad without family holiday insurance, despite the high risks involved.

The survey also revealed that one in twelve holidaymakers (eight per cent) has never taken out a travel insurance policy, with nearly half (48 per cent) never taking out cover for a break in Britain.

Maxine Baker, travel insurance manager for the comparison website, expressed her "shock" at respondents' willingness to travel abroad uninsured.

"We are all looking to cut down our outgoings at the moment, but forgoing travel insurance could be a costly false economy and certainly not something I would recommend as a way to save money," she added.

It was warned by the Department of Health last week that 35 per cent of people sustaining injuries abroad delay potentially important treatments because they do not have holiday insurance cover.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19100171-ADNFCR