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Protect your post-Brexit travel with insurance, Brits warned

The UK leaving the European Union on March 29, with no deal still a possibility, may bring travel disruption.

This is the time of year many northern Europeans are looking into their summer holidays, tempted in lots of cases by January and February bargains.

But researchers at comparison website GoCompare are urging Brits not to leave travel insurance to the last minute, YourMoney.com reports.

With the UK due to leave the European Union on March 29, and with no deal still a possibility, travel disruption and economic uncertainty could lie ahead.

Holidays should be insured and covered for cancellations as soon as they are booked, GoCompare advises.

“Families can spend several thousand pounds on their summer holiday, and hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers risk losing the lot by leaving their travel insurance to the last minute,” says Matthew Sanders, travel insurance spokesperson at GoCompare.

“The added uncertainty caused by Brexit this year should definitely focus the mind on protecting this investment. Having to cancel your holiday due to unforeseen circumstances is bad enough, but at least if you’re covered by a decent travel insurance policy you can make a claim and rebook your trip for another time.”

Low-cost insurance
Some low-cost travel insurance does not include cancellation cover and it is important to check this, Sanders warns.

He adds, however, that consumers should not feel pressured to buy the tour operator’s or travel agent’s packaged cover, as it may be more expensive.

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