Air traffic controllers on strike in Greece

Posted on April 6, 2016 by Guest Writer
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 Greek Air Traffic Controllers are planning to hold strikes in support of a 24-hour walk-out by public sector unions, tomorrow (Thursday 7 April).

This will result the closure of airports to domestic and international flights and public services such as hospitals may also be affected.

The FCO has issued the following advice:

Are you covered?

Any customer who had a travel insurance policy in place and booked their trip before the strikes were announced (6th April 2016) will be subject to the normal terms and conditions.

Customers who booked a trip (or their insurance policy) on or after the date the strikes were publicly announced are allowed to purchase cover to travel on any of the strike days but will not be able to submit a claim under the Cancellation, Curtailment, and Travel Delay section of the policy.

The ‘Optional Travel Disruption Extension’ is not available to customers planning to travel to France by air on either of the strike days.

Any customer who requires medical assistance and is unable to get treatment in a public hospital, because of the industrial strike, may be transferred to a private medical facility, subject to the urgency of the medical condition.

What to do if you’re travelling on these dates

Staysure customers are advised to contact their travel agent, tour operator or airline for advice and assistance, in the first instance.

For more information you can speak to our Customer Service team on 0800 088 4828.

All travel insurance provided by Staysure is subject to agreement from our underwriter. Terms and Conditions apply, details of which can be found within the Policy Document.