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Ditching travel insurance 'could prove costly'

People heading off on a stag weekend abroad have been advised to ensure they take out travel insurance.

Jetting off for a stag do in Amsterdam stag do, Dublin stag do, Prague stag party or Talinn stag weekend has become a regular event for men in their 20s and 30s, as the low-cost air travel boom has made such trips easily affordable.

However, the desire to keep costs to a minimum can prove to be an expensive mistake, according to Andy Leadbetter of price comparison website Moneysupermarket.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office recommends that all Britons who head off abroad should purchase travel insurance cover before they set off.

Some people have ignored that advice and found themselves without any protection for events such as losing money and baggage or emergency medical treatment, said Mr Leadbetter.

"Foregoing cover for trips could be a very costly false economy - especially when cover is available at affordable rates from a host of providers," he explained.

The insurance expert added that anyone who forgets to take out cover in advance will find that policies are available at many airports.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19082421-ADNFCR