Another day, another strike affecting UK holiday makers . . .

By , September 22, 2011 8:51 am
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Public Transport Strike in Greece

It seems like barely a week passes before another strike is announced which could affect UK holiday makers. Qantas staff walked out over pay last week, and today Greece is being hit by another strike.

A 24 hour public transport strike is the latest protest against the Greek Government’s austerity measures.  Train, bus and taxi transport will all be affected and air traffic controllers will also walk out for several hours, causing disruption to flights.

Now I know I’ve said this before, and am going to sound repetitive, but this again highlights the importance of buying travel insurance as soon as you’ve booked your holiday.  

Most travel insurance does cover strike action under the delay and abandonment sections of the policy, but only if your holiday was booked and your travel insurance policy was purchased before the strike was announced.

Once a strike is announced you are very unlikely to be able get travel insurance travel insurance that would cover you if your holiday was affected.

So, the really important thing is to buy travel insurance cover as soon as you’ve booked your holiday.

For more information about how travel insurance covers strike action read my post about the recent general strike in Italy.

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