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Summer travel plans come back into focus

The Foreign Office recently updated its travel guidance, publishing a list of countries which will have a reciprocal arrangement with the UK and won’t require British visitors to quarantine on arrival, just in time for summer travel.

  • As things have moved on, there are important additional facts to keep in mind:

    • - You are advised to consider travel insurance, to cover you for accidents, injury and lost luggage.
    • - New travel insurance policies cover Covid-19 medical treatment that is contracted while in a resort if highlighted beforehand. However, those that need to cancel a holiday because they develop symptoms before travel are unlikely to be covered.
    • - Package holiday providers are unlikely to give a refund if a customer needs to cancel due to Coronavirus. Re-bookings are possible, but not guaranteed. The added protection usually available via a debit or credit card is also unlikely to be successful in such cases.
    • - Countries are lifting their lockdown in different ways – travellers should check if the country they are travelling to will impose restrictions on them. Besides, some say they may ramp up lockdown again if cases go up.
    • - If you had a travel insurance policy or renewed it before March, you could claim for cancellation under some circumstances.
    • - Check the small print in your insurance policy: Insurance companies no longer class coronavirus as an unforeseen event, so you may not be covered.

    - We think it is possible to enjoy a summer holiday this year if you follow some sensible precautions. As always, Currensea has your travel money requirements taken care of.