Travel insurance will cover swine flu

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Travellers who contract swine flue while abroad will receive health care coverage, AA travel insurance said.

In order to make a claim on travel insurance, the policy must have been taken out before the patient fell ill, and in all cases, a doctor or the NHS helpline must confirm the sickness.

"Case by case, we are treating swine flu the same way we would any severe illness while on holiday," said Christian Young, director of AA travel insurance, in an interview with Fair Investment Company.

If an airport scanner detects a serious illness and the passenger is refused travel, the expenses will also be covered under the travel insurance policy, Young continued.

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