Travel insurance

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    Adam French from the consumer organisation Which? has been answering some of your questions about going on holiday.

  2. Jump in demand for travel insurance

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    Insurance comparison site Go Compare says it has seen a surge in sales of travel insurance over the past few days, as people worry about whether flights will be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak.

    Sally Jaques from Go Compare told Wake up to Money: "We've seen over a 270% increase in sales [of travel insurance] over the last seven days, so a significant spike in sales for us."

    She said the site was seeing more people buying insurance well in advance of their trip.

    Normally it would see the majority of sales within a week of travel, but this has now shifted to about a month in advance.

    She added that travel insurers are only likely to pay out for cancelled trips if there is a Foreign Office restriction covering the area that you're travelling to.

    However, she says people should buy travel insurance as soon as they book their travel.