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Southern Spain hit by two earthquakes

Following the two earthquakes on 11th May 2011 in the southern Spanish town of Lorca in the Murcia region, UK citizens are being warned of disruption in the region following the deadly earthquake.  The town of Lorca was shook by two earthquakes, with the largest measuring a magnitude of 5.2.Following the natural disaster, at least nine people are said to have died, while a number of buildings have been significantly damaged.  As a result, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are advising against all but essential travel to this region of Spain. Please see our previous blog for clarification of what “all but essential travel” means, and the ramifications of travelling against FCO advice for your travel insurance policy.

Meanwhile, those considering trips to Tunisia have been advised by the FCO that only essential travel should be taken within 40 kilometres of the country’s border with Libya.  Furthermore, those visiting Tunis should note that a curfew in the city and its suburbs is still in place, this being between 22:00 and 06:00 local time.

It is recommended that anyone planning to travel should consult the FCO web site for the most up to date information and also pay particular attention to their “Know before you go” campaign.  The campaign hi-lights the need for a valid travel insurance policy that suits you needs, particularly if you have a medical condition, by making sure you buy a pre existing medical condition travel insurance policy ensuring you fully declare all your medical conditions.  If you are unsure what to declare you can give Insurancewith a call on 08452307159, Insurancewith specialise in advising and providing travel insurance for existing medical conditions.


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