What happens with travel insurance if my baggage is delayed, lost or stolen?
If your baggage is delayed or lost in transit, you should tell the company that is transporting your baggage within 24 hours of discovery and ask them to complete a Property Irregularity Report or provide you with a baggage loss receipt. If your baggage is delayed for more than 12 hours from when you arrive at your destination, your policy provides cover for the purchase of necessary items: up to £250 on our Essential policy and up to £500 on our Premier policy. If you have cruise cover, the cover limits include the cost of couriering your baggage to your cruise vessel if it has already left the port.
If your baggage is stolen, you should report this to the local police within 24 hours of discovering the theft and obtain a written report. You can claim up to £2,000 on our Essential policy and up to £3,000 on our Premier policy for stolen or lost items. There is a single item limit and total valuables limit of £300 on Essential and £500 on Premier.
If your baggage is lost, you should report the loss to an appropriate person depending on where the loss occurs; for instance, if you lost a ring while in a restaurant, you'd report that to the manager of the restaurant, if you lost a ring while in your accommodation you'd report that to the manager or owner of the accommodation. You must obtain written evidence that you have reported the loss.