As more regions across the UK are placed under Tier 3 restrictions, the chance to enjoy a staycation in another part of the country is beginning to shrink.
In the news this week there have been two reports of different regions, or even nations, turning holidaymakers away over fears that an increased number of tourists could cause a spike in Covid-19 infections in their hometowns.
One report detailed how Cornwall Council had allegedly urged holiday let owners to turn away visitors from high-risk coronavirus areas in an attempt to keep the infection rate down in the South West. The majority of regions with Tier 3 restrictions are currently in the north, including Liverpool, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, South Yorkshire, Nottingham, and Warrington. Residents from these regions are advised not to travel away from their homes, however, it is not against the law.
Another article revealed how an English family was reportedly escorted out of Wales by police after they were found to have flouted the rule banning English residents from visiting the country without a valid reason. Wales is currently undertaking a 17-day circuit breaker to try and reduce the number of Covid-19 infections. The circuit break started on Friday, October 23, and is due to end on Monday, November 9. During this time all non-essential travel in and out of Wales is not permitted.
As more regions become restrictive over who is allowed to visit, holidaymakers with an upcoming getaway could be better off trying to rearrange their trip, rather than risk arriving and being turned away.
It is important to note, in most cases, claims for lost costs won’t be covered by travel insurance providers if holidaymakers travel against advice and, as a result, are turned away from their trip destination.
For more information on the different tier levels and the travel restrictions these have click here.