South Africa World Cup Beckons Football Supporters

English football fans will be planning their trip to South Africa for the World Cup finals in June, but Mondial Assistance in the UK urges them to buy travel insurance as soon as they book their flights. Supporters hoping for victory in South Africa should make sure they have adequate cover to protect them from unexpected events. The international leader in travel insurance warns fans not to wait until the last minute to book travel insurance, as many claims are made before the holiday begins.

Ben Smart, Sales Director for Travel at Mondial Assistance in the UK comments, “While football fans are still reeling with excitement at the news that England has qualified for the finals, tickets for the matches will be flying off the shelves. But supporters need to make sure that travel insurance is on their shopping list, alongside flights and hotels. June is a long way off and travellers should ensure they are covered against illness or injury before the trip, missed flights, cancellations or events such as redundancy.

“Travel insurance doesn’t just offer cover for the trip itself, but can also provide long-term protection against the cost of the trip should they have to cancel. By investing in adequate cover now, football fans can sit back and count down the days until kick-off, knowing that they are protected should the unexpected happen before or during their trip.”