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World First issues flu travel insurance advice

08 May 2009 08:10

World First issues flu travel insurance advice

A leading provider of travel insurance has offered advice to holiday-makers worried about travelling to Mexico in the wake of the swine flu outbreak.

World First Travel Insurance has informed British consumers that the majority of travel insurance policies do not cover trips taken against advice issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which has warned against "all but essential travel" to the country.

However, the west country-based organisation did reveal that those already travelling through the North American state before April 27th will still be covered by their policies and can rely on the payment of medical expenses.

Martin Rothwell of World First Travel Insurance explained: "General 'disinclination' isn't covered under any UK travel insurance policy.

"If a traveller chooses to cancel their holiday they are likely not to be covered under most travel insurance policies."

Last week, ABTA - The Travel Association disclosed that the majority of Brits holidaying in Mexico are choosing to remain in the country, despite the risk of contracting the influenza virus.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19152996-ADNFCR