Holidaymakers have been advised to think twice before opting for the cheapest travel insurance option.

Following the chaos caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland over the past five days, one newspaper has recommended that travellers take a good look at their insurance policies.

Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Emma Simon pointed out that many travel insurance policies at the lower end of the market offer extremely limited cover.

She explained that many of the standard policies on offer are designed to provide for emergency medical care and little else.

This means that anyone who wants to make sure they are covered for expenses such as requiring additional nights in a hotel, lost luggage and carrying valuable items should thoroughly check levels of cover before purchasing a policy, Ms Simon advised.

Her warnings over travel insurance come after British airspace was closed on April 15th after an ash cloud from a volcano erupting in Iceland drifted over the UK and parts of northern Europe, making it unsafe to fly.

Following the flight ban, many stranded holidaymakers have discovered that their travel insurance does not cover such an incident.

Written by Alex Cochrane

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