Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis issues important holiday and travel advice that affects 2.2 million Brits

Martin Lewis has issued urgent holiday and travel advice for people who are shielding and who have medical conditions. The Money Saving Expert issued holidaymakers’ travel rights due to the coronavirus pandemic on his website, including holiday refunds – which affects 2.2 million people.  He says that for those who have a medical condition and/or are shielding, due to the serious threat of coronavirus, should check their travel insurance if they were set to go away this year.

Although a number of lockdown restrictions have been gradually eased and many people have began thinking more and more about going away this summer, some are still being told to sheld.

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This has caused some confusion as to whether they can hope to head abroad over the coming weeks and indeed months. In a bid to clear some of that confusion up, Martin Lewis has said that people who are vulnerable could be able to get a refund and to contact their travel insurance company. On the MSE website, it says: “If you’re due to travel to an area which has a high volume of coronavirus cases but there’s no FCO warning at the time you travel, and you’re worried about the heightened risk of the virus due to your age or underlying health conditions, speak to your insurer to discuss your options.?

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“The Association of British Insurers says that whether you’ll be covered by your insurance depends on your specific policy and your situation.

“You may be asked to provide evidence of your pre-existing condition – a doctor’s note, for example. “Many insurers will make a decision on a case-by-case basis.” Martin further warned: We’ve asked several insurers about this and have been given a range of answers.”

For example, Leisure Guard told us that you would not be covered if the FCO doesn’t have an advisory against travel in place, while Admiral, Aviva and Planet Earth said they would look at each circumstance on its own merits.?”

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