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Don't go without travel insurance this Easter warns

10 April 2009 / by Rebecca Sargent
As Easter approaches, is urging Brits not to go away without travel insurance.

According to statistics, almost two thirds of Brits say they would not bother with travel insurance when heading on holiday, which has prompted to issue the warning.

The survey also revealed that eight per cent of British holiday makers have never taken out travel insurance, while one in 20 would not cover themselves for a European break.

The survey also found that 48 per cent of Brits would not bother to insure themselves for a holiday in the UK. However, according to moneysupermarket, cover is now needed when travelling to the Channel Islands.

Commenting, Maxine Barker, travel insurance manager at said: "I'm shocked at the amount of Brits wiling to travel uninsured.

"Our research reveals a worrying trend that could lead to horror stories of huge medical bills or worse. We are all looking to cut down our outgoings at the moment, but forgoing travel insurance could be a costly false economy and certainly not something I would recommend as a way to save money."

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