By Dan Browne on 28 February 2012

People travelling to Germany, India and Spain are strongly recommended to check with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office before setting off on their journey.

Germany

Strike action at Frankfurt Airport is expected to cause severe delays and cancellations until Thursday, 1st March, as up to quarter of the flights are cancelled. Travellers are advised to check with their airline before setting off.

India

Transport and public services may severely be disrupted in India today (28 February) as trade unions call for a countrywide strike to demand better working conditions, an end to selling off state firms and against high inflation. States of West Bengal, Tripura and Kerala are expected to be most affected by the industrial action. However, according to the BBC, services on India's rail network are not expected to be disrupted. FCO has advised travellers monitor local media and avoid public gathering.

Spain

SEPLA pilots union in Iberia (union representing pilots at Iberia Airlines) has called for strike on 29th February and is expected to cancel a large number of its flights. Passengers travelling with Iberia are advised to check with the airlines before they travel. For latest information on the strikes and affected flights visit Iberia’s website.

Please note that any customers purchasing policies after 10.00am on Monday 27th Feb will not be covered under the policy for these strikes for Travel Delay, Abandonment and Missed Departure claims.

Any existing policyholders will have full policy cover and claims considered under Travel Delay, Abandonment and Missed Departure sections of the policy. However there is no cover within the policy due to Hostilities or Violence as a result of the strikes.

Please note that the airlines should make themselves responsible for offering clients alternate flights / compensation for additional accommodation and so these elements would not be covered under the policy.


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