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Pregnant women given travel insurance advice

26 January 2009 08:52

Pregnant women given travel insurance advice

Many pregnant travellers are unaware of whether general travel insurance will cover them on a holiday, according to travel insurance specialist Essential Travel.

According to a recent poll of its members by Australian maternity website, four out of five are intending on going on a 'babymoon' holiday with their partners.

However, many of which are unsure of the type of travel insurance they will need to embark on their trip, according to Stuart Bensusan, a sales director at Essential Travel.

He said that 99 per cent of women will be covered by a standard travel insurance policy and only a few will require a more specific travel insurance such, travel insurance for people with pre existing medical conditions.

Furthermore, he added that pregnant women should follow some rules before travelling.

The first is that being pregnant is not seen to be a medical condition unless there have been problems with a previous pregnancy and people are covered if they return hope within eight weeks of the baby's due date.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18728461-ADNFCR