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COVID: I am abroad, will I need to get a Covid-19 test to be able to return home?

Following the news about new coronavirus variants entering Britain from abroad, the UK government is putting into force a measure that insists everyone entering...

Q&A: What is the safest way to book a holiday?

It's a risky business when you act as your own travel agent. It is far safer to book with a travel agent. Here's why.

Q&A BREXIT: Can British travellers still get free medical treatment in Europe?

The EHIC, is due to be replaced by the GHIC (UK Global Health Insurance Card). Reciprocal medical treatment with the EU27 continues as normal.

Q&A: What is the difference between a Covid PCR test and a LAMP test for coronavirus?

Testing for coronavirus is on everyone's mind right now. But what's the difference between the two most readily available tests?
South Africa

Q&A: When will South Africa’s borders reopen?

Finally, South Africa's borders are reopening for all countries including Britain.
Winter holiday accident

Q&A: Can I get travel insurance to cover me for ski and Covid if I travel against FCO advice?

Getting travel insurance for a ski holiday and Covid when you travel against FCO advice can be tricky but not impossible.
Cala Macarella, Balearics

Q&A: Is it safe to travel to the Balearic Islands: Ibiza, Menorca, Mallorca – UPDATE

Holidaymakers love the Balearic Islands: Ibiza, Menorca, Mallorca. But can you cancel if you are worried to travel due to the coronavirus?

Why getting a refund for your holiday is so hard amid the coronavirus pandemic

Holidaymakers are entitled to a refund for their cancelled holiday. - no question. But let's give cash-strapped travel agents some breathing space.
Beach

Q&A: With quarantine easing in the UK, can I book my holiday abroad now?

After 100 days of lockdown, quarantine is easing, so travel may on the horizon. But how soon should you book your holiday?
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Q&A: Do I need travel insurance for a domestic UK based holiday?

Though the NHS is free for UK citizens, there are still factors related to potential unforeseen events which may justify the purchase of travel insurance.

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