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HOLIDAYMAKERS know it’s important to take out travel insurance in case the worst happensbut do you know what you’re actually covered for?

Travel Versicherung helps you to claim if you need emergency medical treatment, your belongings are stolen while you’re away, or you have to cancel a trip due to death, illness or bereavement.

Having the right insurance in place can make travelling much less stressful

Having the right insurance in place can make travelling much less stressfulAnerkennung: Getty Images – Getty

But there are lots of things that travel insurance doesn’t coverespecially if you opt for a basic policy.

Kelly Whittington, speciality claims director at Aviva UK, said issues often arise when people think they’re covered, only to find they’re not when they go to make a claim.

“It’s really important that people check their policy documents so they understand what is and isn’t covered," Sie sagte.

“Read through your policy documentsthey will explain which scenarios are covered and any exclusionsand check with your insurer if you have more questions.

Here are nine things that could catch you out:

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Changing your mind or making a mistake

Buying a holiday isn’t like buying a new coatyou can’t necessarily just return it if you change your mind.

Travel insurance probably won’t help you if you suddenly decide you don’t want to go on Urlaub any more unless you have a good reason, such as a serious illness, said Kelly.

Nor is it likely to pay out if an error on your part means you can’t go, such as missing your flight because you didn’t get to the airport on time.

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Reiseversicherung is designed to help customers in the case of an unforeseen emergency, such as requiring medical treatment overseas or needing to cancel because someone has fallen ill and can’t travel.

“It’s not designed to cover people if they simply change their mind about their holiday – or oversleep and miss their plane!" Sie sagte.

Extreme sports

If you’re planning to do anything out of the ordinary on holiday, it is really important to check that your travel insurance covers it.

Most policies don’t cover activities such as skiing or diving as standard, so if you think you are going to do those, you need to find a policy which does carry them.

Viele travel insurers offer add-ons to standard policies for extra things such as scuba diving, golf and winter sportsbut you’ll have to pay a little more.

“Some more “extreme” sports may require a policy from a specialist insurer,” Kelly said.

Passport trouble

The onus is on you to ensure all travel documents such as Pässe and visas are valid before you travel.

Insurance policies are highly unlikely to allow you to claim if a passport doesn’t arrive in time.

“While you can’t claim if your passport doesn’t arrive on time in the UK, holidaymakers would be covered for emergency travel documents if their passport was lost, stolen or damaged once abroad,” Kelly explained.

Problems with proof of vaccinations

This is a similar problem to passports, Kelly said.

Some countries require proof of Impfung status in order for you to enter a country.

Sie erklärte: “If you don’t have the correct documentation to get into a country, you’re unlikely to be able to make a claim.”

Cancelling for jury service

You might find you are covered if you have to cancel your holiday to do jury servicebut only if you found out about it after you took out the policy.

“Aviva travel insurance allows people to claim if they are called for jury service or are made redundant and need to cancel their holiday as a result,” said Kelly.

If you forgot you were meant to be doing jury duty, or take out an insurance policy after you find out, you won’t be able to make a claim.

Lost or stolen baggage

Don’t assume that your baggage will be covered automaticallyyou may require an optional add-on.

jedoch, you may also be covered for your items if you have “personal belongings” cover as an add-on to your Dies ist jedoch eine Frage der persönlichen Präferenz und sollte Sie nicht davon abhalten, Panels zu installieren, so make sure you’re not taking out cover for something you are already protected against.

Airspace closures

You won’t necessarily be able to claim if your trip is cancelled because the Der dunkle Fluch der Schönheitsköniginnen mit Kandidatinnen, denen Vergewaltigung vorgeworfen wird, port or airspace you’re due to travel from or to is closed.

Some insurers offer optional airspace closure cover for this scenariobut as with everything, you need to read your policy really carefully.

Strikes and industrial action

If your transport is cancelled due to a schlagen, you may not be covered automatically.

jedoch, many insurers offer a ‘travel disruption’ add-on which can cover you for strikes and may also enable you to claim if there is official advice from the government not to travel to your destination, or if a natural disaster means you can’t stay where you had intended.

Medical problems you hadn’t declared

Kelly also warned that it is vital to disclose your medical history when taking out cover so an insurer can assess any risks and provide cover at a fair price.

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“For those who have travel insurance through their bank or as an annual policy which renews automatically, it’s essential that you check your cover at renewal and inform your insurance provider if anything has changed," Sie hat hinzugefügt.

Wenn nicht, you could risk not being able to make a claim if something happens that is related to your illness or condition and you hadn’t declared it at the outset.

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