People spending their Christmas holiday overseas need to remember to insure their presents.

People taking flights to Australia and other locations for Christmas need to remember to take out additional insurance on their presents.

With millions of people taking trips away for Christmas, Direct Line reminded travellers that they need to take out insurance, as 68 per cent of those questioned stated they did not have a policy.

As the company’s research found the cost of the presents many people were taking with them had an average value of £199, it could be very expensive for them to replace the items.

Tom Bishop, head of travel insurance at Direct Line, said: “Wrapping up a good travel insurance policy when you’re making your travel plans will help you remain protected if your gifts fall off Santa’s sleigh.”

Making sure your home is covered before heading off on flights to Australia and other locations was also recently advocated by Graeme Trudgill, head of corporate affairs at the British Insurance Brokers Association.

Written by Ruth Norris

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