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Last Updated on 6th May 2023
Within the past years, many people have had to cancel their well-deserved abroad holiday due to travel restrictions, instead going to British seaside resorts like Blackpool. And even though Covid still hasn’t vanished into thin air, most of us cannot wait to finally board an aeroplane and take off to beautiful destinations. But let’s be honest: As long as Covid is around, travelling comes with many obstacles.
There are a few things you must pay attention to when booking your first post-lockdown holiday.
What Countries Can You Travel to During the Pandemic?
The right choice of a travel destination has never been as important as it is today. To find out whether the country you’d like to visit is safe to travel to, visit the FCO website. There, you’ll find all relevant information on countries that no longer pose a high risk.
What About Beloved Mallorca?
Mallorca is one of the most popular destinations for British travellers. It was possible to travel there in the past two summers. Nobody knows what 2022 will bring, but there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to visit the Balearic island. If you want to book early, you should make sure to be on the safe side, though, and book accommodation that you can cancel if Covid thwarts your plans.
Visit the Holidu website to find Mallorca Houses with free cancellation – that way you can benefit from a diverse selection of holiday homes and make sure you do not end up losing money should Mallorca travels be deemed an unacceptably high risk.
What Safety Precautions Should You Take When Travelling During the Pandemic?
Travelling during a pandemic is a challenge. Apart from the restrictions, you should also make sure to be as attentive as you can be. Thinking about safety precautions should therefore always be part of your planning process.
Legally Binding Precautions
First, you should inform yourself about the country-specific precautions, which are usually legally binding. Do keep in mind that the decision-making powers may not lie with the country itself, but with its regions: In Germany, it’s the federal provinces that develop a catalogue of measurements. Even though they are oriented towards national decisions, some provinces are stricter than others. To avoid fines, make sure to find out which measures apply to your travel region.
Inform yourself on which kind of personal protective equipment you need and where you must wear it. Also keep in mind that some places, like museums, clubs or shops may be closed due to a high incidence.
It’s a must to follow the legal stipulations, but it’s a nice plus if your individual precautions are fuller than that. Make sure to bring enough PPE. To stay safe during your holiday, you might want to consider switching to a N95 respirator and avoid crowded places.
What Else Do You Need to Consider When Travelling During the Pandemic?
If you are planning international travels, you will need to deal with travel restrictions and stipulations. Of course, you should check the current FCO guidelines before you even book a trip. But it’s important to keep track of the development, as stipulations may change on shorthand notice.
It’s smart to prepare a little checklist to not forget about essential details apart from packing your suitcase: Will you have to be tested for an infection before entering a specific country? If so, what kind of test does it have to be, and how long is it valid for travelling? Make sure whether you can be tested at the airport and whether it’s necessary to register beforehand. And don’t forget about the costs.
Also, gather all the information you find about re-entering the UK after your stay abroad. You might have to quarantine yourself or do another test after your arrival, depending on where you’ve been.