I'm a travel risk expert – the simple pre-holiday mistake that could get you banned from your flight | The Sun

A TRAVEL risk expert has revealed the simple mistake holidaymakers could be caught out by.

Not only could you be banned from your flight, but you would be left out of pocket too.

Claudia Gualdi, Travel Intelligence Data Lead at Riskline, said holidaymakers who need a visa for their trip can easily be caught out by fake websites online.

Places like Turkey, Thailand and the Maldives all require a visa.

Destinations like the US require an ESTA, a visa waiver, and Brits will need an ETIAS, another kind of visa waiver, to visit Europe next year.

And fake websites can easily imitate the official website – catching travellers out.

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Claudia told Sun Online Travel: "If you’re among the unlucky ones who gained a fake E-visa online, you were not aware that your document is fake but you could face severe consequences at ports of entry.

"This includes prosecution, fines, visa denial, and visa revocation for associated visas that were already granted."

She said what is likely to happen is immigration will ban you from boarding your flight.

She continued: "A traveller presenting a fake E-visa at ports of entry in the destination country can be denied entry because of the fraudulent nature of the visa, which will be subject to cancellation and cannot be used for entry."

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Not only will you be banned from your flight, but you will be left out of pocket.

That's because travel insurance never covers the issue, she warned, as it is a mistake made by the passenger, not anyone else.

Claudia offered her own travel advice to avoid this happening to you, including always checking the latest travel rules before booking a holiday.

She continued: "A fake E-visa is a loss of money for the traveller victim of the scam.

"Unfortunately, no travel insurance covers this type of inconvenience, as it is the traveller’s duty to obtaining a visa."

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