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Southern Cross Travel Insurance announces exemption following electronic travel ban

March 31, 2017 Insurance No Comments Email Email

Following the news regarding UK and USA governments banning electronic devices and electrical items from hand luggage, Southern Cross Travel Insurance has announced it will make an exception to the terms and conditions of the TravelCare policy.

From 30 March 2017, the TravelCare policy will offer provision of cover for electronic devices that are lost, stolen or damaged during your journey while in checked luggage for those directly affected by the Electronic Device Ban. Proof of ownership and value for the item, confirmation from the airline of the loss/damage and what compensation, if any, has been provided, will be required with any claim.

Craig Morrison, CEO of Southern Cross Travel Insurance says, “We understand that the travel industry is always evolving and changing. We will always look to review, reassess and reconsider our travel policies to ensure they fit the needs of our customers.” 

Tips when travelling with electronics

  1. Keep a note of what you’ve packed in your checked luggage, ideally take a picture.
  2. Try and keep an eye on your bags as they go down the conveyer belt and be mindful of any signs of tampering e.g. broken handles or zip.
  3. Be kind to your electronic devices and give them proper padding. You can even use your clothes to cushion the impact should they be jostled around in your bags.
  4. Ensure you have a lock on your luggage – we recommend a combination lock to ensure only you have access to it.
  5. Back up any important information before you travel abroad to ensure you don’t lose out on any important memories or documents.

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