Car insurance: World Cup insurance warning for Germany 2006

Tuesday, 23 May 2006

English football fans planning on heading to Germany next month for the World Cup finals are being urged not to forget their travel insurance.

Thousands of Three Lions fans are expected to make the trip across to the continent for the football extravaganza in June, with many choosing to drive themselves as flight prices have been spiralling.

But travel insurance providers are concerned some will be journeying without the correct cover and may suffer financially if something goes wrong.

Apart from the normal risk of property damage and theft in any European country, Germany's infamous autobahns encourage British drivers to speed and drive recklessly, raising the risk of road accidents.

Hospital bills in a foreign country can be extremely high in the unfortunate event of an accident, making it essential to have adequate travel insurance in place to cover any medical expenses.

Taking out annual travel insurance can also save on the pennies, as travellers can go on multiple trips abroad without have to continually rearrange their cover.

David Newman, director of marketing at Co-operative Insurance, said: "Most people want the security of knowing that all eventualities are covered before taking their cars abroad, without the hassle of arranging cover for every single trip."

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