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Swine Flu: Questions Answered

Since it was first identified in Mexico in April 2009, swine flu has reached pandemic proportion and the number of cases, actual and suspected, seems to be increasing rapidly.

Whilst the majority of the media are reporting it sensibly, others are creating panic by sensationalised predictions of millions of deaths.

Due to some recent reports, travellers are becoming worried about whether their travel insurance covers them for swine flu.

Our article on 15th May 2009 confirmed that if you insure with Flexicover Direct your policy will provide cover for cancellation and medical costs and, should it be necessary, will get you home if you contract swine flu whilst overseas.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are not currently advising against any travel due to the virus. However, before you go we suggest spending a few minutes visiting the FCO website to check it is safe to travel to your destination country.

If, in spite of your best efforts, you are still unfortunate enough to experience problems, as a Flexicover Direct , policyholder you will receive protection 24 hours a day, with access to expert medical assistance should an emergency arise.

If you are travelling soon, have a great trip!