Holders of a travel insurance policy are being told they should rest assured when taking a holiday during the swine flu pandemic.

Travellers who have taken out a holiday insurance policy should not treat going away any differently during the swine flu pandemic, AA Travel Insurance has said.

Swine flu should be approached in the same way as any other illness and people who have taken out an insurance policy should rest assured, the company advised.

“If a traveller is beginning to feel under the weather, as often happens, we would think it natural that they may continue to travel in the hope that their discomfort is temporary,” explained Christian Young, director of travel insurance.

He said that should a person be unable to travel to their holiday in Thailand, or other destination, due to illness such as swine flu, they should be covered by their travel insurance.

People must have taken out their policy before developing any symptoms and their illness must be diagnosed by a medical professional in order to make a successful claim, he added.

Some airlines, such as Virgin Atlantic, are not allowing passengers to fly if they believe them to have contracted the virus.

Airports in destinations such as Thailand have introduced thermal scanners to detect people carrying a fever.

This site uses cookies to analyze traffic and for ads measurement purposes.
learn more about how we use cookies.