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Not taking out travel insurance is 'crazy'

26 January 2009 07:58

Not taking out travel insurance is 'crazy'

People who opt against taking out travel insurance while on holiday are "crazy", according to one industry figure.

With statistics showing that the average cost of treating a broken leg in the US is about £25,000, being covered by comprehensive travel insurance is more important than ever.

American Express last month predicted that up to 14.5 million Brits faced expensive repatriation costs and medical expenses for not buying an adequate travel insurance policy.

John Boyles, account manager at Endsleigh Insurance, said: "If you travel abroad without insurance then in my opinion, you must be crazy.

"The costs can be enormous and nobody is exempt or immune from something untoward happening to them."

It is also recommended that those travelling on specialist holidays, such as backpacking or winter sports trips, should take out specialist travel insurance which covers you against most unfortunate events.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18805961-ADNFCR