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ABI comment on the latest government advice on the Coronavirus

Charlie Campbell, Manager, Health and Protection, Association of British Insurers, said:

“Anyone planning to travel to, or who is in China or neighbouring countries, should check and follow government advice  www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china. The Government currently advises against all but essential travel to mainland China. Anyone travelling to a country or region against government advice risks invalidating their travel insurance.

“If you make alternative travel plans, then you may be able to transfer your travel insurance to cover your new destination.

“Travel insurance policies may cover some out-of-pocket losses if you are advised to leave the area and return to the UK, and if  unable to get assistance from any other source."

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Last updated 29/01/2020