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13 June 2012 12:43
A new survey has found that 61% of holidaymakers to sunny countries get sunburn
A new study has found that 61% of foreign holidaymakers visiting hot-weather destinations end up getting sunburnt.
The poll, conducted by travel agent sunshine.co.uk covered 2,117 adults from the UK who had spent at least a week at a hot weather destination over the past year.
It found that most people got burnt because they forgot to reapply suntan lotion, with some people avoiding using it because of the cost. Others admitted that they got burnt because they use a sunscreen with a too low protection factor.
The survey found that on average sunseekers miss two days of sun by covering up after burns.
The research is a reminder of the kind of unforeseen circumstances that can affect our health while abroad, making
medical travel insurance essential.
When asked it had negatively affected their holiday, 72% of those with sunburn said it had.
Chris Clarkson, co-found of sunshine.co.uk, said that getting burnt on holiday "can be an absolute nightmare", especially for those who love sitting by the pool soaking up the sun.
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