Post Office Travel Insurance Advises UK Holidaymakers to Take Necessary Precautions Before Travelling Abroad

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Avoiding vaccinations before travel could potentially invalidate travel insurance cover

Post Office Travel Insurance is advising travellers to ensure they have researched the necessary immunisations they may need before they travel to ensure they don't invalidate their travel insurance cover.

ABTA has predicted destinations such as Morocco and Turkey are set to be hotspots in 2010. However, recent research by Post Office Travel Insurance identified that a significant proportion of holidaymakers were unaware that vaccinations are required before visiting these countries. For example, some 53 per cent of UK holidaymakers did not know that vaccinations are needed to travel to Morocco, while a staggering 83 per cent didn't know about the immunisation requirement for travel to Turkey, Post Office Travel Insurance revealed. It is recommended that travellers to both these destinations are immunised against Hepatitis A and Tetanus, while a visit to Turkey also requires vaccinations against Typhoid and Diptheria.

According to Post Office Travel Insurance , those who travel abroad without heeding a doctor's advice on the recommended vaccines could put their health at risk and potentially invalidate their travel insurance

Rachel Croft, Head of Post Office Travel Insurance, said: "In the unfortunate event that you become ill on holiday, you don't want to be worrying about crippling health costs. It is important that customers take the necessary care to safeguard their health and avoid the potential financial implications."

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