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Travellers must be insured for terror attacks

Travel insurance should cover terror strikes

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The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has discovered that many big name insurers won’t cover holiday makers who are affected by terror attacks abroad. 

According to BIBA, victims of terrorism often find that they are not covered in the event of an atrocity. Even some victims of the 2002 Bali bombing received no support from their travel insurers because terror attacks were excluded from their policies. 

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Graeme Trudgill of BIBA said: ‘Our position is that insurers should give their customers peace of mind that in the unlikely event of a terror attack, they are covered.’

BIBA has submitted findings on the number of insurers who include or exclude terror attacks from travel insurance policies to the Treasury. 

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