Airport closures may result in travel insurance claims

People preparing to go on holiday within the next day or so should keep up with weather developments to see whether they will have to make a claim on their travel insurance .

London’s Gatwick airport remains closed, while many flights have been cancelled in France and Germany.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised passengers to review their travel insurance documents before leaving home to ensure their policy covers them in the event of a delay or cancelled flight, as well as contacting airlines to find out whether arriving at the airport at all is recommended.

Severe weather conditions have affected transport links across the continent, so disruption could be widespread if the snow and ice continues. The UK has experienced cold spells as a result of an Arctic wind from the north, which has been forced across the country thanks to an area of high pressure above the Atlantic.

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