electronic devices travel banSCTItravel insurance Following the news regarding UK and USA governments banning electronic devices and electrical items from hand luggage, Southern Cross Travel Insurance has announced it will make an exception to the terms and conditions of the TravelCare policy.From 30 March 2017, the TravelCare policy will offer provision of cover for electronic devices that are lost, stolen or damaged during the journey while in checked luggage for those directly affected by the Electronic Device Ban. Proof of ownership and value for the item, confirmation from the airline of the loss/damage and what compensation, if any, has been provided, will be required with any claim.Craig Morrison, CEO of Southern Cross Travel Insurance said, “We understand that the travel industry is always evolving and changing. We will always look to review, reassess and reconsider our travel policies to ensure they fit the needs of our customers.”Tips when travelling with electronicsKeep a note of what you’ve packed in your checked luggage – ideally take a pictureTry and keep an eye on bags as they go down the conveyer belt and be mindful of any signs of tampering e.g. broken handles or zipBe kind to electronic devices and give them proper padding. Use clothes to cushion the impact should they be jostled aroundEnsure there is a lock on luggage –a combination lock ensures only you have access to itBack up any important information before travelling abroad to ensure you don’t lose out on any important memories or documents.