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Travel insurance more important following pandemic

Travel insurance is increasingly important for holidaymakers.

Following the coronavirus pandemic, travel insurance has become increasingly important for many, with 44 per cent of those surveyed wanting to have this back up incase their holiday is cancelled or delayed and ensure they are not out of pocket. Medical coverage is also important for those who want to jet away, with 32 per cent of people taking out travel insurance for this nowadays.

And for those who haven't had travel insurance in the past, they have mostly faced charges and fees for cancellation (19 per cent) and fees for changing their travel dates.

Sasha Gainullin, CEO of battleface, said: "As travel resumes and airlines and hotels bring back cancellation or change fees, it's more crucial than ever to have travel insurance. If 2020 taught us anything, it is that plans can change and that the unexpected does happen.

"We are confident that COVID-19 has brought on a shift in the way Americans perceive travel insurance, and that soon purchasing insurance for any kind of trip will be as normal and ingrained in the traveler's mind as selecting a seat for a flight. We would urge travellers to check international entry requirements as many countries are now asking for proof of travel insurance upon entry."

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