With the roadmap to recovery outlined and (tentative) dates in place, the horizon for holidays are upon us and many people will be looking to book their summer holidays. This will not be your ordinary summer holiday, though, so read on for a few tips to keep in mind which will hopefully come in useful and allow you to plan an enjoyable trip.
Choose a Location Carefully
First, you need to choose your location carefully. Many will want to go abroad but you will need to consider where you are travelling to, what the situation could be look in the destination at that time and whether you will have to quarantine. Due to the uncertainty, many people are considering a staycation in the summer and perhaps then look to an autumn/winter overseas holiday which could be a smart move.
Leading on from this, insurance is always smart when going on holiday but particularly this year. There is so much uncertainty over the coming months and there is a chance that your holiday will get cancelled or you may have to cover quarantine or even medical costs, so always make sure that you have sufficient coverage in place before setting off and you should always read the small print to see what is and what is not covered. In addition to providing important financial protection, this will also give you peace of mind which will be hugely important when there is so much uncertainty in the air.
Most tickets have a single date for when they can be used, but this is not ideal moving forward because there is no guarantee of what the situation will be in the coming weeks and months. You can get an anytime train ticket to Gatwick airport, which will be a smart way to plan your trip and give you greater flexibility as to when you can travel.
Research & Follow Rules
It is also vital that you stay up to date with the latest rules and advice not only in the UK but also in the country that you are travelling to. Rules can vary greatly depending on where you are in the world and the situation is also vastly different in different areas even in Europe. It is important to understand that the pandemic is not yet over and you will still need to take action while on holiday in order to protect yourself and public health.
People will be desperate to get away for a summer holiday and it could be a great way to lift your spirits after such a difficult period. It is important that you are still cautious and recognize that the pandemic is not over, though, and these tips should help you to plan an enjoyable trip while still being able to stay safe.