Welcome to Explaining Travel Insurance

Our aim is to explain all about travel insurance, to tell you the facts about travel insurance and dispel some of the myths, honestly and simply.

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Read our latest posts explaining travel insurance:

Travel Insurance with Medical Conditions

If you’ve had treatment for any medical conditions in the last couple of years or have an on-going medical condition such as diabetes, asthma or depression buying the right travel insurance with the

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Airline staff announce 15 days of strikes

Staff at Iberia, the Spanish airline owned IAG, by the same parent company as British Airways, have announced 15 days of strikes in protest against the company’s plan to make 23% of the airline’s

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Brittany Ferries suspends all services and advise customers to go to Dover

Brittany Ferries have taken the decision to suspend all of its services to France and Spain as a result of industrial action by staff. The only service which is continuing to run is the passenger s

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Strike disruption to easyJet flights today

Passengers traveling to and from France and Portugal with easyJet are at risk from strike disruption today. In Portugal, easyJet have advised passengers departing on flights from Porto today to che

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Volcanic ash disrupts flights in New Zealand: Can travel insurance help?

As an unexpected volcanic eruption in New Zealand causes an ash cloud disrupting flights and closing roads, we look at travel insurance cover for volcanic ash and whether it’s worth adding it to you

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48% of Brits not aware that without travel insurance they risk large medical bills

New figures from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) highlight common misconceptions over who will foots the bill for medical treatment abroad. A survey of 2000 British holidaymakers, conduct

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Portugal Air Traffic Controllers Strike Called Off

Great news for travellers to Portugal, the air traffic controllers strike that was due to start this weekend has been called off. The walk out was due to last from today until Tuesday, but thankfully

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More strikes in Italy and Portugal threaten to disrupt holiday flights

As austerity measures continue to have an impact across Europe two more strikes are announced that threaten to disrupt our hard earned holidays this summer. Italian airport handling staff are strik

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More strikes in Italy and Portugal threaten to disrupt holiday flights

As austerity measures continue to have an impact across Europe two more strikes are announced that threaten to disrupt our hard earned holidays this summer. Italian airport handling staff are strik

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Travelling to Greece? Protect yourself against risk of insolvency & strike

Although most travel experts are saying that Greece is still a great place to go on holiday this summer and even if it does leave the Eurozone the airlines will still fly and the beaches will still be

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Who are Explaining Travel Insurance?

We explain how travel insurance works, how to get a good deal on travel insurance and how to avoid travel insurance mistakes.

We will discuss issues that affect travel insurance, so that you can make a more informed choice next time you buy travel insurance cover for your holiday.

Our articles and posts will help you look beyond the price and see how topical events, such as Volcanic and strikes, or the changing way that we book holidays, effect the travel insurance that you buy.

The articles and posts on this site are intended to give you information about travel insurance, travel regulations and protection in general.

We do not comment about specific policies or travel insurance cover and we are not responsible for any inaccurate information regarding travel protection and regulations.

We recommend that you read the full terms and conditions carefully when you buy any travel insurance policy and check out the details of any financial protection direct with your tour operator or travel agent.

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