Local MP Richard Thomson has urged constituents who have had or may have their holiday arrangements affected by the wildfires and continued heatwave across southern Europe to follow the advice issued by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) on how Travel Insurance can support them if they are impacted by these events.
The information can be found here: www.abi.org.uk/products-and-issues/choosing-the-right-insurance/travel-guide/2023-european-heatwave/ which also includes advice on some common questions holidaymakers may have.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“The extreme weather conditions being faced by many people in southern Europe are obviously a concern on many levels, not least in terms of climate change and the effects on the populations who live there.
“Holidaymakers, on whom many businesses in those communities rely, must weigh-up various factors as to whether they proceed with their plans. For those who go or are already there, the insurance industry body ABI has issued some helpful guidance for what to do if you are affected by the wildfires.
“Above all, people should follow local health advice and stay safe.”
ABI advice to any constituents that are affected by the wildfires is to: