There are a lot of limitations still in place where people can go on their summer holiday from the UK and only with less than a month until the summer season ends then there is not a lot of time left to decide.  In the past 18 months, very few people have gone abroad for their vacations as the Covid-19 limitations have been in full force (and somewhat unpredictable).  

We have had several lockdowns and different degrees of restrictions where people have had to remain at home for long periods.   There seems to be a level of light at the end of the tunnel where there has been a successful vaccine rollout, not only in the UK but in most parts of the world.  There is still a lot of work to do on this and with new variants popping up regularly, the effectiveness or the current vaccines require to remain credible. 

Holiday in UK

There are still a lot of questions over the government guidance and people find this confusing.  As a result, a lot of people have opted to remain in the UK for their summer vacation. This may seem simple enough but because so many people have decided to do this, there has been a massive increase in demand with UK hotels and resorts.   With this increase in demand, there has also been a hike in prices. 

It is also worth remembering that although the UK have tried to remain collaborative amongst the 4 nations contained within it there is still a level of differences in how each of the nations are controlling this (this includes travel restrictions).  The best advice for travelling in the UK would be to ensure that you prepare effectively and keeping your eyes on the news in terms of regional Covid cases.

Holiday abroad

There is still an opportunity to travel abroad this summer and with the travel list issued, you have a level of guidance and rules form the government.  This includes the green, amber, amber plus and red countries where travel will be authorised at different degrees from critical travel only and full blown quarantine to a small number of tests required.   This list is reviewed every two weeks and some countries are upgraded and others downgraded, depending on the level of Covid-19 cases (and variants) within an area.  

Due to the level of uncertainty around this, it would be recommended that people opt-in to get a level of travel insurance.  This will help alleviate a lot of the concern and if there is a cancellation, the costs would be covered.   All insurance policies are different so it is important that when you are choosing this cover, you choose the appropriate one that will cover you for these eventualities.  

You can also choose cover that protects you for lost baggage, legal cover or health support.   The amount of excess you choose on this is usually something that can be amended also and the higher the excess you choose, the lower the cost of the insurance package will be.   Make sure all the smallprint connected to the insurance policy is read and understood.

Summary

As the lists change every two weeks from the UK government then it is important to remain informed about these changes if you are planning to travel.  Make sure you also consider taking a travel insurance policy that could help minimise you may get as a result of any disruption caused.

 

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