As holidays and business travel abroad resume, many people are concerned about the risks posed by coronavirus – and the problems they may face getting adequate insurance.
These are the key questions and answers.
I booked my August holiday to Greece last January and took out insurance at the time. Will it still cover me for coronavirus?
It depends on the precise details of your cover. Some policies may have a general exclusion for claims triggered by pandemics. But otherwise you can expect to be covered for claims related to coronavirus.
There are two main areas of claims.
The first is for recompense of funds lost because of cancellations. A typical example: suppose Greece were to continue its ban on UK flights beyond 15 July (which, by the way, I don’t expect). If you have booked a DIY holiday, you would automatically be entitled to a full refund from