Is It Too Early to Book a 2021 Summer Holiday?

While the summer 2021 holidays sure are tempting, you need to shop savvy. Read our guidance below to help book your summer holiday with confidence and gain peace of mind that you’re covered if things don’t quite go to plan...

International travel

It’s important to know that if you travel outside the UK, at arrival you must comply with a mandatory 10-day self-isolation in a hotel. You will be required to take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours before your flight, and two further tests during your self-isolation, before being allowed to leave the hotel. The fine for not complying with these measures is up to £10,000, and any attempt to hide travelling in a red list country in the previous 10 days is liable for up to 10 years in jail. Travel locally instead, for now.

Travel insurance

Look for travel insurances that cover COVID-19-related illnesses, delayed flights or the need to self-isolate upon arrival. Choose one that can cover you even when the illness happens before you travel, and buy it immediately. Check and then check again the full Terms and Conditions of the insurance policy, so you know clearly what’s covered and what’s not, in terms of the current pandemic.

Government restrictions

Travel restrictions, border restrictions, inland restrictions. The government's ever-changing restrictions are not going to just be lifted. Change is something we need to get used to this year. So, when choosing holiday destinations, try to look for flexible filters that will show you all restrictions in place - according to different countries and regions. If you are able to choose a stay with flexible dates, even better.

Why book a summer 2021 holiday

All of that information may seem a bit daunting but don’t let it put you off booking a summer 2021 holiday. Give yourself something to look forward to. You deserve the time to relax, unwind, catch up with loved ones, explore new places and try new experiences. Make up for lost time. Plus you’ll also benefit from:

  • Money-saving discounts on summer 2021 holidays
  • Covid-cancellation policies on UK staycations
  • Boosting the local economy & supporting areas that rely on tourism revenue

Choose flexible providers with transparent policies. Look for ATOL protection. Consider a staycation. You have options, so go ahead and get your dream holiday booked before they’re all snapped up!