18 Jul

How to stay safe if you do decide to go abroad this year

The government advise and rules regarding travel abroad is constantly changing and no one knows exactly what the situation is likely to be in a few weeks or months. If you have a holiday book abroad later this year you may well find that many of the restrictions have been lifted and you can go without too much hassle. You do however need to check what the current rules are in the country that you are going to as it could be quite different from ours. Some countries may even restrict travel into the country from the UK. You may still require a test when you land in the country too.

It is important to try and stay safe when abroad. You need to use some common sense and ensure that you regularly wash your hands. You should also continue to use hand sanitiser where you can but be sure not to have it in your hand luggage as it is flammable and is not permitted in hand luggage on a plane. Make sure that you have insurance in place that will cover you should you become ill and need to return home or require medical treatment abroad.

17 Jun

Will the Covid vaccine make the way for more holiday abroad?

Many people are wondered exactly when all restrictions on travel are likely to end. Even when other restrictions get lifted in this country, it is likely that travel restrictions will stick around for a bit longer and we obviously have no idea what the rules and regulations will be for other countries that we wish to visit. The government are keen to allow people to go on holiday again as soon as possible but they are concerned about other variants being bought in to the country.

At the moment there is a traffic light system in place for travel. Each country is assigned a colour depending on the risk – Red, Amber and Green. There are currently very few countries on the green list and this is also changing with some being removed that were previously ok to visit. The amber list requires you to isolate upon return and the red list should not be travelled to at all but if you do you will have to isolate in a quarantine hotel at a cost. The government are now looking at if they could allow travel to and from amber countries with no quarantine restrictions for those that have received both of their vaccinations. This is still in debate at the moment and there is a lot to consider.

21 May

We are all desperate to get away, but could a holiday actually be good for your health?

With over 12 months of on and off restrictions and lockdowns, so many of us are just desperate to get away. People often used to say that you need a holiday or a holiday will do you good, but does it actually have a positive impact on your health?

In our day to day lives there is often a lot of stress. This may be from a job, money worries, relationship issues or parenting children. Often a holiday can help alleviate this by giving you some down time and time to reflect on what is important. Planning a holiday can also be stressful so you may find that initially you actually feel worse until you are away and can really switch off. If you feel that life is getting a bit too much and you need a break then try and plan a holiday that is going to be easy to enjoy. Go somewhere where you are going to be looked after.  If you are going with children, then make sure there is going to be plenty of things for them to do and too and possibly even a kids club so you can have some time for yourself. Do some research before you go and try and plan in a few activities that you can look forward to and give yourself plenty of time to plan and prepare for the trip.

Being prepared is the simplest way to avoid stress when planning a holiday. Make sure that you have all your documents in place such as passports and insurance and start packing in plenty of time. Making lists can also help to get your organised and ready for your trip.

09 Mar

Holidays in the south of England

If you are looking to get away this year but have decided to stay in the UK then you may decide to book a trip to the south coast of England. The south of England often gets the best of the weather as it tends to be warmed the further south you go. The beaches along the south coats are renowned for being beautiful, with golden sand and clear blue seas stretching miles upon miles. Some of the most popular tourist destinations in England are found along the south coastline such as Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. These locations have a number of busy seaside towns which are perfect for families, couples and friends looking to get away for a few nights. The towns are briming with high street and independent shops in the day, beautiful chic eateries and lively bars and restaurants at night. Many people compare places along the south coast to that of being abroad.

Holidays in these locations tend to book up fast, especially for breaks during the school holidays. This year these holidays are in even higher demand than ever due to the travel restrictions and therefore early booking is essential if you want to guarantee a space.

15 Feb

Reading travel advice before going on holiday

At the moment, many people’s travel plans are on hold yet again but that doesn’t mean that you can’t start to plan ahead for when things start to get easier.

Going on holiday can be very exciting but with everything that has happened recently, it should come as no surprise that lots of us seem to be feeling very anxious about going. If you are planning on going to a country where there are some safety concerns then you may want to spend a little bit more time researching the area, what you should and shouldn’t do and what you need to be aware of. For example, in some countries there are places that are safe and other places that are not considered safe for tourists.

The Government website gives a lot of advice about different countries that all tourists can view. The information covers a variety of subjects such as entry requirements, health advice, safety advice, local cultures as well as travel disruption. The government website will tell you if the UK advise against travel or if only advice travel if unavoidable. IT may be that you need to have certain vaccines before travelling to a country, which you need to ensure you allow enough time for.