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Jacob Rawley

Martin Lewis' MSE issues two 'must-know' travel warnings to those booking overseas holidays

With cold and gloomy weather, many will be looking ahead to a trip away during the summer months.

And while booking an overseas holiday can be an exciting experience, it can be easy to make some mistakes that could end up costing you later down the line. With that in mind, Martin Lewis has recently shared two travel warnings

As reported by his MoneySavingExpert site, Martin spoke about some of these 'must-know' warnings which holiday bookers should always keep in mind.

Martin explained on his ITV show that he often hears from fans who have been diagnosed with a long-term illness. This means that they cannot go on holiday, but they also can't get a refund on their tickets as they hadn't yet booked travel insurance.

He explained: "Get it ASAB – As Soon As you Book. Because otherwise I am left impotent, and my answer is no, there isn't anything that you can do."

Martin warned that 5 million of the EHIC that will go out of date this year (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

That wasn't Martin's only piece of holiday advice, as he urged those visiting EU countries to make sure that they had a valid European Health Insurance Card or Global Health Insurance Card.

Martin told the audience: "What these do, is they entitle you to treatment in a state-run EU hospital or GP at the same price as a local – free for them, free for you."

The money expert went on to explain that there are some 5 million of the European Health Insurance Cards that will go out of date this year. He also clarified that both cards only serve European countries, despite the slight difference in name.

This comes after the money-saving and consumer expert made an important clarification about stamp deadlines in his most recent newsletter for the MoneySavingExpert site.

While the Royal Mail have said that they aren't changing the deadline of January 31 2023, they are implementing a six-month 'grace period' until July 2021.

Matthew Parkes, Managing Director Stamps and Collectibles, said: "Royal Mail is transitioning to digital, barcoded stamps in order to provide new and innovative future services for our customers.

"In order to give our customers even more time to use up any remaining non-barcoded stamps, we have decided to introduce a six-month grace period starting from the original deadline of January 31 2023 where non-barcoded definitive stamps will still be delivered as normal."

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