Rising tensions between India and Pakistan have reached new heights after two Indian warplanes were shot down over Kashmir. The Kashmir conflict has now caused air strikes in both countries with Pakistan closing its commercial airspace completely and India closing nine airports.

Passengers due to travel to either country should check with the status of their flight with their airline. If the flight has been cancelled it is the airlines responsibility to reschedule the flight, but compensation for delays will not be provided due to this being an extraordinary circumstance.

If you flight is delayed after you have checked in you may be able to claim compensation from your travel insurance but check your policy wording as the time limit and cover will differ between insurers.

Passengers with holidays booked with a tour operator may be able to cancel due to the nature of not being able to reach the destination, but those who booked independently will need to check if their travel insurance provides cover for force majeure.