Thousands of people will be disappointed to learn that they won’t be able to enjoy a last-minute bit of sunshine this winter, as new lockdown measures are introduced in England this week.

As part of the new restrictions, starting on November 5 and predicted to end on December 2, the UK government has instructed English residents not to travel unless it is absolutely essential.

Unfortunately, holidays are not classed as essential, so it is likely that those with upcoming trips, both in the UK and abroad, will either have their holidays cancelled or rearranged for a later date.

Many tour operators are currently cancelling trips between these dates, so we would recommend that anyone with an upcoming trip waits to be contacted by their holiday provider or airline, and only reach out if they have not been contacted the week of their planned departure date.

Also, while Brits currently abroad do not need to come home early from their trip, when they do return, they will need to check whether their holiday destination requires them to quarantine upon their arrival back in the UK. For more information whether your holiday destination requires you to self-isolate on return, click here.

We’ve put together a guide on all things Covid-related, which will hopefully answer any travel concerns you have, including what to do if your trip has been cancelled, how you should go about getting a refund, and whether you need to tell your travel insurer if your trip is changed in anyway.

We think we have covered most questions and answers here, but if you do have any queries that we haven’t covered please feel free to get in touch.