Many tourists who have had their upcoming holidays to Spain affected by the recent change in Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) advice are being offered the chance to switch their holiday to another country included in the government’s corridor list.

This news comes as several airlines have increased the number of flights to alternative sunny destinations that are part of the air bridge scheme, including Greece and Turkey, in an attempt to salvage what’s left of the summer and give those desperate for a holiday abroad something to look forward too.

Travel corridors can close as quickly as they open. So, as Covid-19 is here to stay for the foreseeable future, those looking to make the most of the bargain holiday deals may have to be prepared to change their holiday destination at the very last minute, should the government suddenly implement a restriction on the country they’re due to visit.

In the event that the destination you are due to travel to is removed from the government’s list, and your tour operator or airline offers you the opportunity to swap your holiday to alternative destination, you should check that the new country or region is still covered under your current travel insurance policy. More information about ensuring you have the correct policy for your needs can be found here.

Travellers risk their policy becoming void if they travel to a new destination that has not been approved by their travel insurance provider. Therefore, we would recommend that if you do need to swap holidays at the very last minute, you notify your travel insurer to any changes made to your trip, whether it’s destination, dates or duration.