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Foreign Office Warning on False Sickness Claims

Sadly, in the ‘blame and claim’ culture we live in, it’s to be expected (although this certainly doesn’t make it right), but the number of travel insurance claims being made for fictitious ‘sickness-bugs’ is on the increase.

Holidaymakers, thinking that there’s no proof over whether they were or weren’t ill, are claiming that they were the victims of sickness and diarrhoea bugs.  

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Which? Issues Apply-Once Suntan Lotion Warning

If you’re jetting off on holiday this summer the chances are you are looking to buy your suntan lotions as we speak.

If you’re considering buying an ‘apply-once’ or a ‘once-a-day’ suntan lotion you might want to reconsider given the recent research and testing undertaken by leading consumer watchdog magazine, Which?.

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Which? Reveals Suntan Lotions Best Buys

Now that the UK is getting some sunshine it's time to turn our attention to suntan lotions. But which one should we buy, and what do UVA, UVB and SPF mean?

Stick with us and we'll explain.

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Mexico/South American Travel Fears with Zika Virus

It was only a few weeks ago that the Zika virus dominated the news, worrying holidaymakers, particularly pregnant women, who had holidays booked in South America and Mexico.

The Zika virus hasn’t gone anywhere, it’s still a major health concern for those living in the region or wishing to visit.

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Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush, or Your Travel Insurance

If you’re one of the thousands of people taking part in the ‘Great British Getaway’ this summer – the busiest time of the year for foreign holidays – then be sure to pack your toothbrush and your travel insurance.

Travel insurance is a necessary part of a holiday abroad, however, a quarter of UK holidaymakers travel overseas without it.

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Flying With Medication

Are you on medication and about to go on holiday? Are you confused about whether you can take your prescription drugs on holiday? Don't worry, just take a look at our overview of the regulations surrounding flying with medicines.

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Travel Insurance - why you need it, why it’s so important

To some people, travel insurance seems like an added holiday expense they think they could do without, but travel insurance is absolutely vital for anyone travelling overseas.

No matter how short your trip or how healthy you think you are, accidents can happen and, should the worst happen, can leave you facing expensive bills on your return home.

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EHIC Card Essential for European Travel

Failure to carry an EHIC card on your European holiday could result in you being refused hospital assistance if required.

Results of a survey carried out by Allianz Global Assistance suggests that one in three holidaymakers will be turned away by hospitals because they don't have an EHIC card.

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ABTA launches Swim Safe campaign

In 2013, 16 British holidaymakers, five of which were children, drowned while on holiday abroad, and a survey of 2,289 Brits carried out in May for YouGov found that almost one in five people (18%) knows someone who has got into difficulty while swimming on holiday.

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Is your EHIC medical travel card still valid?

In 2006 the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) replaced the E111 form for health cover in Europe. With 3 million due to expire this year, we ask 'is your card still valid?' and explain how to go about renewing yours if it has expired or due to expire shortly.

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