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For many people, buying travel insurance is like grabbing your toothbrush - a last-minute afterthought before rushing off to the airport. But preparing for a great holiday should also mean preparing for the holiday from hell... just in case. We show you how to pick the right level of insurance for your trip and how to understand the exclusions in the fine print. Plus, what you should know about the automatic cover offered by some credit cards.
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The CHOICE insurance experts are a well-travelled bunch, and their favourite kind of holiday reading is the small print on insurance product disclosure statements - so they can tell you everything you need to know about what to do when it all goes wrong. Do you need insurance? How much will you pay? And will you be covered if your trip is ruined by injury, illness, lost luggage, theft, kidnapping, terrorism or – heaven forbid – Bali belly?
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