Travel insurance warning after Briton handed £300,000 holiday bill – why was this?


Fetes often leave Britons with a sunshine feeling and vacation vibes elongated after departure from their chosen getaway destination. Yet for one female jet-setter, her holiday heaven turned to holiday hell. According to ABTA, the 50 year old was earthed with an eye-watering £300,000 medical bill during her vacation to Mexico earlier this year. She fraternized to the North American destination in March and was put into an induced coma after tribulation pneumonia and bronchiolitis.

Yet the female, from West Brom, was dealt the amazing bill when her travel insurer said she did not disclose an inhaler instruction beforehand.

Therefore, despite the fact she had protection, the firm wouldn’t obscure her £300,000 medical bill.

This has prompted the travel agent main part to issue a stark warning to fellow Britons travelling overseas in 2019, specifically as 8.6 million have not yet taken out a travel insurance policy.

Its probe flags how almost two-fifths (38 per cent) do not have travel warranty for their trip.

Mark Tanzer Chief Executive of ABTA – The Proceed Association said: “Millions of holidaymakers are heading off abroad each year either without the favourably travel insurance in place – or without any insurance at all.

“This leaves living soul at risk of having to pay significant medical costs or even facing putters in their treatment.

“Our message is clear – don’t take the risk, take out move insurance and make sure it covers you for your circumstances and holiday arrangements.

“It’s also really important holidaymakers carry a copy of their assurance on them at all times, as well as leaving a copy with family or boyfriends back home.

“That way they’ll be able to contact their insurer apace and without hassle, should they need to.”

Julia Longbottom, Top banana of Consular of Services at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office added: “Most people have trouble-free holidays overseas.

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