As more countries are added to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) quarantine list, many Britons are turning to a trusty UK holiday to make the most of what’s left of the summer and reduce their chances of having to self-isolate after a well-deserved break.
It has been revealed that some travel insurance providers are removing Covid-19 cover from their policies, despite only recently introducing the benefit.
Anyone going on holiday now is cutting it fine should the government suddenly impose last-minute quarantine restrictions to the country they are holidaying in, leaving themselves at risk of having to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return to the UK.
Several countries on the government’s ‘corridor list’ have been removed due to a surge in Covid-19 cases, and arrivals from those destinations have been told to self-isolate up their return.
The abrupt shift in travel advice to Spain has undoubtedly left British tourist with a lot of concerns over what happens if the Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) guidance changes and quarantine restrictions are suddenly imposed to the country they are holidaying in.
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Tourists who have had their holidays to Spain affected by the recent change in FCO advice are being offered the chance to switch their holiday to another ‘safe’ country.
On July 25th, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advised British nationals against all but essential travel to mainland Spain, with effect from midnight. 48-hours later, the travel restriction was extended to advise Britons against travel to the Spanish Balearic and Canary Islands as well.
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) has long been a fundamental part of any holiday in the European Union (EU). However, as we near the end of the transition period, and no reciprocal agreement appears to be in place, the future of the EHIC is starting to look uncertain.
There has been a lot of speculation within the media that travel insurance policies are likely to increase as a result of both the coronavirus outbreak and the end of the looming Brexit transition period.
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