Swinton Travel Insurance - Insuring The Hopes And Dreams Of Football Fans

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Swinton Travel Insurance - Insuring The Hopes And Dreams Of Football Fans


Swinton Travel Insurance - Insuring the hopes and dreams of football fans

Football fans heading to Moscow for the Champions League final could be shown the red card if they forget about travel insurance says Swinton.

As tens of thousands of Manchester United and Chelsea supporters descend on Russia's capital city for the final on May 21st, the UK's leading high street insurance retailer Swinton is reminding fans to take out insurance to protect themselves against unforeseen foul play.

Swinton's online travel policy provides up to 1,500 cover for lost or stolen baggage and up to 10m medical expenses. It will also pay up to 500 for additional accommodation and travel expense if you miss your flight due to failure of public transport or if the vehicle you're travelling in has an accident or breakdowns. Given that Moscow boasts the world's busiest metro system, this might prove very useful!

A Swinton spokesperson said: "Moscow is one of the world's largest urban areas and we're advising people to be extra vigilant when travelling around the city - especially given the language barrier the majority of fans will encounter. Petty crime is rife in and around Red Square and pickpockets will be prevalent. Unfortunately we can't insure against a bad result on the night, but at least both United and Chelsea fans can ensure they are covered in the event of anything else going wrong."

Fans traveling to Moscow can purchase single-trip travel insurance from Swinton from as little as 9.79 for a three day trip (based on a 30 year old supporter departing UK on May 20th and returning on May 22nd). Those thinking of staying longer, or who take several holidays a year in Europe, including Champions League away trips, can purchase an annual multi trip travel policy from just 31.04.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued advice to supporters traveling to Moscow for the Champions League final including advice such as you're not allowed to smoke and drink in Red Square - it's illegal and you will be arrested. Visit www.fco.gov.uk for more information.

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Notes to Editors

For further information please contact Adele Mandy, Pete Wrathmell or Daniel Kennedy at Spinoza Kennedy Vesey PR on Tel: 0161 838 7770 or email: adele.mandy@skvpr.co.uk

About Swinton

With 470 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer.

Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and being part of the community.

Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering car insurance, home insurance, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance

With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates



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Swinton Travel Insurance - Insuring The Hopes And Dreams Of Football Fans