Six questions to ask yourself before booking your next holiday abroad

Can I actually reach my travel destination?

Yes

No

So many countries are now a no-go zone for British holidaymakers. Just because the UK government would allow you to travel, and even if you can get on a plane or a boat to get there, that doesn’t mean that you are OK to travel.   Visit the Travel Aware website to find out the risks at your preferred destination including Covid restrictions for entry.   

The FCDO Travel Advice website is 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.

Check the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO) website to find out the entry requirements for you your chosen destination.  You may need to follow local quarantine rules which 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.

To prevent new covid variants from entering the UK, you should not travel to ‘red list’ countries

Check what you need to do to travel abroad and return to England, or read travel guidance for ScotlandWales or Northern Ireland.

Jane Hewin

Jane Hewin

Published on 22/09/20

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