Am I covered to cut short my trip and return home?
Under your travel insurance policy, there is no cover if you decide to return home early from an area that is not impacted by the wildfires, such as another Greek Island. If you’re in an affected area, you should follow the advice of the local authorities. If you need to return home early from your trip, your cover will depend on how you booked your trip and the cover you hold.
If you are on package trip and have had to leave your accommodation due to the wildfires or wish to return home, please speak to your tour operator.
Independently booked trip
If you have booked independently (flights, accommodation separately) and are unable to use your pre-booked accommodation or have been evacuated from the area you were staying, cover will depend on the type of policy you hold. Please check the Cutting Short Your Trip, Curtailment or Travel Disruption sections of your policy for further details.
Will I be covered for any medical expenses?
Your travel insurance policy will cover medical expenses whilst overseas, providing you have an accurate medical screening in place and you’re not travelling against the advice of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
For the latest travel advice for Greece, please visit the FCDO website.