Cancellation of flights unlikely to be covered

Cancellation of flights is unlikely to be covered under travellers’ insurance policies, the Association of British Insurers said.

People should check their policies to find out full details.

Snow damage to buildings may be covered and motor accidents caused by snow or ice will be covered under policies.

Nick Starling, the ABI’s director of general insurance and health, said: “Severe weather conditions cause great disruption and inconvenience, and insurance is there to help soften the blow. People who have suffered flight delays or damage to their home or vehicle due to the weather should contact their insurance company for advice.”