Following the news of the air traffic control strikes in France, we at Alpha Travel Insurance would like to clarify the cover available to our policyholders.
We always recommend that our customers look at the most recent advice from the FCO, which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france
For residents of Ireland, the advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is here: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/france/
Your insurance cover can be extended if you suffer from a delay or failure of public transport services during your trip which causes you to be unable to complete your trip and return home, before your travel policy expires.
Our policies do not provide cover for strikes or industrial action in any of the sections, due to this being standard across most of the travel insurance industry. We'd recommend our customers to get in touch with their airline or tour operator for compensation where “the other party to the contract will give prompt assistance to a consumer in difficulty”, as per the package travel regulations, which can be found here The Package Travel Compensation.
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