Travelers will get expenses in connection with Turkey covered

TurkeyKEMER / Turkey.Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / SCANPIX

Several insurance companies will cover the travel expenses for Norwegians who want to return home from Turkey, or wish to cancel the trip.

– Tryg Insurance will cover extra expenses for travelling home  from Turkey and for cancelling flights and other trips. The reason is the attempted coup and the general unrest in parts of the country, and the Foreign Ministry’s travel advice on Friday night,  communications manager at Tryg, Ole Irgens, says .
Gjensidige will also cover extra expenses for travelling home and for cancelling trips to Turkey.
– We will cover the costs of cancellations until July 30 or as long as the travel advice from the Foreign Ministry applies. We will also cover extra costs in connection with new routes,  information director at Gjensidige, Øystein Thoresen, says .
European will  only cover the expenses of travelers who want to go back to Norway early, if they are staying in Ankara, Istanbul and adjacent areas of unrest .
– European will also cover the costs of cancellation for those who no longer wish to travel to Turkey. As of now, it is meant to apply until Monday 18 July. Some tour operators and airlines have announced that they will refund the ticket price,  Emma Elisabeth Vennesland, Assistant manager of Information at European, says.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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