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Travel insurance covers against sickness eventualities

26 January 2009 09:14

Travel insurance covers against sickness eventualities

As the summer months finally approach, holidaymakers will be chomping at the bit to get away on their summer holidays, but they should remember not to do so without their travel insurance.

Along with the increases in heat comes a rise in insect bites, peeling sunburn and heatstroke, so holidaymakers should make sure they take appropriate measures to cover them for such eventualities.

In the Daily Record, Dr Wendy Denning comments on holiday-related conditions and provides potential catchers on how to prevent such occurrences taking place.

Heatstroke occurs when the body temperature raises sharply and can be avoided, according to Dr Denning, by staying hydrated and drinking lots of water and staying cool.

Holidaymakers can also take suitable medical travel insurance in case they become ill on their holiday and require hospital attention.

And holidaymakers who believe that travel insurance is an "unnecessary cost" on a holiday, have been told by STA Travel that "it's undoubtedly the wisest purchase" a traveller can make.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18653715-ADNFCR