It looks like things are on the up and there’s a route to getting back to normal. The COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have now been in place for almost a year and this has brought us many deaths, illnesses, and anxiety.
People have been confined to their homes unless they are critical workers and the vast majority of people haven’t been on holiday for a year. The British people love a good holiday and as soon as these restrictions are removed, people will be jetting off for some sun.
With the roadmap to restriction easing in place for the UK, there will be many people taking advantage of this very quickly and planning their 2021 summer holidays.
Here are some tips for your holidays throughout this year.
1. Keep Informed
We have had three different waves in terms of COVID-19 and as a result of this, there have been different levels of restrictions/lockdown in the UK and over the world.
There’s a potential for a fourth wave, and it’s important that people aren’t complacent and think that now that we are seeing a dramatic drop in cases, everything is back to normal. The virus is still around us.
Before making any travel plans, it is important to keep an eye on not only our restrictions but the restrictions of the country you are visiting.
You could in fact go to this country and there could be nothing open in terms of restaurants and bars. In addition to this, you could in fact even be placed in quarantine on arrival or in quarantine when you get back home to the UK. The government website has lots of information around this to keep people informed.
Make sure that you are covered in terms of travel insurance so that if you do book and circumstances change, you’re able to be refunded for the cost of the trip. Be sure to take out the correct level of travel insurance that covers specifically COVID-19 cancellations or you could get caught out.
2. Consider the UK
Although most people will be looking to get out of the UK, there are more than enough places without our own country that are perfect for a nice summer staycation.
Believe it or not, the weather isn’t always miserable, and the sun does shine in most summer months.
Heading to the south of the UK will give you the best bet of getting the best summer sunshine. This is also a far safer bet that the holiday will not be canceled than going abroad somewhere.
You can also purchase travel insurance for UK trips depending on where you are going and what activities you are completing. This would also give you this additional peace of mind.
3. Book Ahead
As there have been announcements of restriction easing, book now to avoid disappointment.
People are booking holidays in the UK and abroad for later in the year based on what they know from the lockdown easing. This is filling up airplanes quickly and also booking out hotels.
It won’t only leave little space for people to go on holiday, but it’s also quickly putting the prices of a holiday up quite significantly.
With the COVID-19 situation changing at different paces around the world, there’s a lot of uncertainty. People may think we are getting out of this situation, but we have thought that previously.
Making sure people prepare properly for their holidays and have the right level of travel insurance in place is extremely important.