Six questions to ask yourself before booking your next holiday abroad

Can I actually reach my travel destination?



So many countries are now a no-go zone for British holidaymakers. 

Visit the Travel Aware website to check that your destination is ‘exempt’ from the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. It’s essential reading for wannabe holidaymakers, especially when making your own travel plans. If you’re booking a package deal or through a travel agent, you can expect their help to navigate how, where and when to travel.

Remember, if the country isn’t ‘exempt’, then your travel insurance will probably be invalid, even if airlines will still take you there. 

Just because the UK government allows you to travel, and you can get on a plane or a boat to get there, that doesn’t mean that you are OK to travel.   

The UK is on the no-go lists of many other countries. This might mean you simply can’t visit your chosen destination. Or that you will need to follow local quarantine rules.

These might include:

  • self-isolate on arrival – sometimes for the duration of your stay.
  • completing track and trace paperwork
  • taking part in health screening including taking a coronavirus test or bringing evidence of a negative test result.

Check the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO) website to find out the entry requirements for you your chosen destination.  


Jane Hewin

Jane Hewin

Published on 22/09/20

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