​The number of people booking holidays for this year leapt in May, despite warnings about not getting their money back, with customers lured in by huge discounts offered by travel providers.

But tens of thousands of customers are still waiting for refunds for cancelled holidays so those now booking might end up at the back of a very long queue.

Many insurers have added Covid-19 restrictions to their policies.

The global case count passed six million infections yesterday.

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