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ABI Comment on changes to guidance for travel to Spain

Following the changes to Government guidance on travel to Spain including FCO advice against all but essential travel to mainland Spain and the imposition of a 14 day quarantine for travellers returning to the UK from Spain, the ABI has issued the following comment; 

If you were already in the country when the advice changed then your insurance is likely to continue to cover you until you return home. Travelling to countries against FCO advice is likely to invalidate your travel insurance and this would apply to those yet to travel to mainland Spain.

Customers looking to change or cancel their travel plans should speak with the airline provider, tour operator or travel agent in the first instance.

If you booked your trip or took out your travel insurance after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, you may not be covered for travel disruption or cancellation. In either circumstance, we’d advise checking with your insurer.”


More information on Travel Insurance and COVID-19 can be found on our COVID-19 Hub Pages. 

Notes for Editors 

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Last updated 26/07/2020