When travelling, your party’s health and safety is paramount. Jetting off long-haul to Asia poses a number of additional risks, and therefore ensuring that your break is booked with a trusted UK travel agency will guarantee your holiday is covered by UK law, should you need to make a claim for travel accident compensation.
When you imagine paradise, the exotic shorelines of Singapore most certainly fit the bill. Juxtaposed against a bustling city backdrop, Singapore offers travellers the best of both worlds – a tranquil escape with an injection of vibrance.
According to advice provided by the British Government, UK citizens are not required to purchase a visa to gain entry into Malaysia. Permission to stay and explore the country is usually limited to a three month period. Following this you will need to apply to extend your visa.
In addition, Malaysia is currently running a campaign against unlawful immigration, so it is essential that you do not stay longer than the 90 day period.
You will need six months validity on your passport from date of entry into the country.
Health and safety issues in Malaysia
Contact your GP, no later than eight weeks before you intend to travel, to arrange to receive your vaccinations.
Medical treatment in Malaysia is particularly expensive and so ensuring you have valid travel insurance is imperative.
It is everyone’s hope that your holiday will be successful, however, if you, a family member, or friend sustain an injury or suffer from a holiday-related illness while you are away, you may need to claim travel accident compensation.
Booking with a UK holiday company means that UK law covers all aspects of the trip that they have arranged.
Typically, when considering package holidays, this includes travel, transfers and accommodation. The travel company have a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety, and an accident on holiday that was not your fault could be considered a breach of the requirement.
Claiming through a law firm
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with 13 years’ of experience in dealing with personal injury claims. With a team of lawyers, if you have a valid case, their experts are on hand to manage your claim and guarantee you get the pay-out you deserve.
Check your eligibility online today with Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second compensation calculator or to discuss your claim with a member of their expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: January 9, 2014
Author: David Brown