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Planning a trip? Better ask your travel insurer questions about terror risk

There have been 15 terrorist attacks globally in 2016 alone, with the most recent being Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

Risk analyst Annelie Smith explains that individuals need to make sure that they are well informed regarding the terms of their travel insurance packages.

Make sure you understand the policy that you are buying... The more questions you ask the insurance company, the better you will understand.

Annelie Smith, Corporate Executive at Risk Benefit Solutions

She advises that travelers speak with brokers and travel agents to explore their various options.

The lowest premium on most packages does not provide any evacuation cover in cases of terrorist attacks such as Instabul, Smith explains.

I would always recommend that you buy top up insurance, especially in terms of terrorist attacks.

Annelie Smith, Corporate Executive at Risk Benefit Solutions

She suggests that individuals ask questions about various scenarios in which they are potentially injured or stranded in a high risk area.

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