Halifax Travel Insurance has urged rugby fans visiting France for the World Cup to ensure they have adequate cover in place.
The travel insurance provider stated that while many may hop across the channel for a short break during the tournament, it is still important to take out travel insurance.
The same risks apply whether you go on a short holiday or an extended break, Halifax warned, adding that for some people it may make even more sense to take out an annual travel insurance policy.
Vicky Emmott, senior manager of underwriting for Halifax Travel Insurance, noted there is often "little difference" in the cost of insurance for a short break and for a yearly policy.
"The main benefit of annual cover is that you only need to take out your policy once a year to be insured for as many trips as you like within a 12-month period, allowing rugby fans to focus all their attention on getting to the game!" she said.
This year's World Cup kicks off on Friday, with host nation France taking on Argentina at the Stade de France in Paris.
England's first clash is set to take place on Saturday, when the current holders of the William Webb Ellis cup take on the USA.
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