Syria insurance – what if you need to be there now?

4 May 2011

With the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advising against all travel to Syria, insurance becomes much harder to organise.

An FCO warning against travel, similar to a US State Department warning or advice against travel from other sovereign governments, will generally invalidate any standard insurance policies. So what if you’re a journalist, a consultant, an expat with a livelihood in Syria or someone with vital business interests there? How do you protect yourself, your employees or your business assets if you need to be there now?

Bellwood Prestbury specialises in organising insurance for high risk regions like Syria. Insurance cover is specially arranged through Lloyd’s, London or other specialist providers and is designed to be valid in known war or terrorist areas.

Coral Parfitt, consultant at Bellwood Prestbury, explains: “As most people flood out of an area where political unrest or civil war breaks out, there are always people who need to head the other way. We regularly provide cover for people like journalists, humanitarian workers, political observers and security consultants who need to be right where the major disruption is.”

As a Lloyd’s Coverholder, Bellwood Prestbury can create bespoke global life insurance and personal accident insurance, responding extremely quickly as companies and individuals make plans to head into trouble spots. Cover can include international life and disability insurance and international medical insurance with medical evacuation options. The firm also arranges international liability insurance for companies and can organise specialist cargo or maritime security cover.

If you need Syria insurance for yourself or your business, call Bellwood Prestbury’s knowledgeable team on +44 (0) 1242 584 558.

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