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Tunisia travel disrupted

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The Foreign Office has advised against all but essential travel to Tunisia following the declaration of a ‘State of Emergency’ in the North African country after violent political unrest and demonstrations.  Tour operators, Thomson and First Choice have and continue to fly out their British customers from the coastal resorts though hundreds are determine to stay and finish their holidays.

Should you become caught up in what is neatly termed, civil commotion or civil unrest, you need to be aware that most travel insurance providers include this as a general exclusion in their policies. The impact of this is that you may not be as well insured as you think you are. If in doubt, do check with your travel insurance company before you travel and look at your policy wording.

Generally, medical expenses and medical repatriation will be included but if you want to be covered for all eventualities then you will have to pay an increased premium for this. Thankfully, the chances of being caught up in these types of incidents are still rare and, even when they do strike, they tend to be away from the main tourist destinations.

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