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Are you hoping to go on holiday this summer or are you feeling hesitant?

There is still much uncertainty about the likelihood of Brits taking an overseas summer holiday this year, as we await an update from the Government as to if and when foreign travel is to be allowed.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised against non-essential overseas travel since March 17, and given no indication of when this will be changed.

Many of us already have holiday bookings for the near future and are feeling anxious. Travel companies will be managing bookings on a rolling basis by departure date and they may not contact us until a few weeks before the planned departure date, which is leaving us in a state of flux.

29th June is the date for the Government’s first review of its controversial quarantine policy, which came into force last week.

A number of other countries in Europe eased their border restrictions on Monday.

But many have maintained entry restrictions for UK holidaymakers, including:

– France: A 14-day quarantine is in place for UK visitors.

– Greece: Mandatory testing and quarantine for travellers from specific countries such as the UK, the US and Belgium.

– The Netherlands: Tourists from the UK, the EU and Schengen area can visit, but arrivals from the UK and Sweden must go into quarantine.

Destinations that do not require UK holidaymakers to enter quarantine include Belgium, Portugal, Italy and Switzerland.

Airline trade body the International Air Transport Association said rapid Covid-19 testing of passengers from countries considered as higher risk could remove the need for “burdensome and intrusive measures such as quarantine”.

What are your views? If the travel ban was lifted, and the quarantine rules were abolished, how would you feel about taking an overseas foreign holiday?

Are you hoping to go on holiday this summer or are you feeling hesitant?

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Belize
11th Aug 2020
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I’ve been living in Belize for the most part of last four years but came back to UK a few weeks ago. Now watching the situation everywhere but hope to get back there soon.
everynameistaken
4th Aug 2020
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2 holidays cancelled this year - hoping next year will be better
SnapperStephen
3rd Jul 2020
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We were expecting our holiday to be cancelled but as things are at the moment it is looking likely that it will go ahead. We're due to go at the end of July on a holiday to Greece. We have been made aware Our original hotel in Athens is not available so we have been upgraded to a deluxe room in a different hotel. We have three nights there then 7 nights on the picturesque island of Kea. The airport will be an experience. I would be a little more cautious to other more popular destinations or Portugal.
Joan Fraser
26th Jun 2020
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I love my foreign holidays, but will not be planning anything until early 2021. Even a staycation in August (which was pre-booked) is under debate. Nonetheless, it would be nice to have things to look forward to again, but I'm content to abide by First Ministers direction and guidance for a while yet. With family that are shielding my biggest hope is that everyone remains safe and well
Kennedy1
23rd Jun 2020
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Going to see my dad who is 92 Time passes quickly.. That trip to me is the last thing I’d miss. I did fly last week to AZ. Stayed in a house in the mountains. Nice place for me to just unwind. The seats on the airplane are spaced. No one can sit in the middle seat. Masks are to worn all the time. Airports are pretty empty.
mdan2011
20th Jun 2020
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I don't have any holiday booked this year as the pandemic hit just before we were to pay our money so that was lucky. Going abroad on a plane for me is a no. My wife is in the high risk category and so it would rule that out anyway. We love to see the UK more and would like to do that at some point in the future. Bit we don't honestly know when. We both feel very nervous and unsettled by all of this and the "science" seems to be hit and miss that is providing the government with information to make the decision that they are. We go out for walks locally and might go a bit further afield to places we love to walk at as travelling to places is allowed. However, my wife is very anxious when she does go out as some people really don't follow social distancing. Stay safe everyone.
Valleyman
20th Jun 2020
2
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When we are allowed to travel over five miles I'm hoping to have a holiday, but only in Wales. The UK tourist industry needs our cash, so better to be safer here, and to help the beleaguered B&B's of Britain.
jallsopp1
20th Jun 2020
2
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Not feeling hesitant at all. The Foreign Office website clearly states we cannot travel at the moment. The media are yet again trying to stir up confusion and controversy. We the tax payers paid thousands of pounds to get British Citizens home at the begging of this pandemic only a few months ago..
The chances are that the world will have to learn how to live with this ongoing situation for some considerable time and if we choose to travel as individuals we will have to be prepared to deal with any imposition and the consequences that will bring whether we are at home or abroad.
Billythequiche
20th Jun 2020
1
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We are rebooked for the first week in September in the UK. Having been in lockdown for 12 weeks we NEED it. We are mildly apprehensive but at our age you cannot afford to waste too much time hiding away. St. Austell Breweries, who own the hotel in St. Ives that we love, offered us an immediate refund on the first week of March but we asked tor them to hold on to the money against another holiday. Things may be very different to normal but staying somewhere facing the beautiful Porthminster bay has got to be a bonus.
Jhooker6
20th Jun 2020
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Hoping to be able to go in September, but anything before then will be in the UK.
CarolD25
20th Jun 2020
1
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I have a holiday booked in October and I am hoping things have changed enough for me to go but I do have concerns and even if it means I will lose my money if I am not convinced it’s safe I will cancel
Retiredyorkie
20th Jun 2020
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Already missed one holiday in early June to Spain but if things do improve later in the year or early 2021 it would be nice to be able to plan another holiday.
Joan Fraser
20th Jun 2020
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I missed out on a family break over Easter - but no complaints, I'd far rather we were all safe and well. Yes, I definitely hope to visit the Canaries early in 2021 - but only if it is safe (and affordable) to do so. I don't think border controls have been well managed, and will need more evidence that effective measures are in place before I board any plane or ferry.
Carnflower
20th Jun 2020
3
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No plane journeys for me.Fortunate to live within easy traveling distance of the Highlands and Islands the Lakedistrict and many other interesting places in Britain .So many people don't see the beauty on there own door steps now would be a good time to do so and support our tourism industry.
SueC62
20th Jun 2020
4
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I'm in the reverse situation, as I was at my Turkish apartment when things got bad worldwide. Turkey had already started implementing controls in early March. I opted to stay here and now, whilst I feel safe here due to the measures in place, I'm nervous to return to the UK, as I feel I'll be more at risk once I land.

Here, everywhere is open, with social distancing controls, and masks are mandatory in public. The over 65s, chronically ill and under 18s were on 100% until recently but now, as a 66 year old, I'm allowed out between 10am and 8pm, although I do need to get permission to travel outside of my province. There is a mandatory track and trace app in place for those travelling outside their province.

Cases are 2/3 of the UK, deaths are 12% of the UK figure!!! with 24% higher population.

They are now, as well as track and trace contacts of those positive, carrying out random testing for Covid-19 and antibodies and are visiting our complex early next week.
doolally
20th Jun 2020
2
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As a retired person holidays are what makes our world go round .we was lucky to be in Australia at the start of lockdown .so we were indeed very lucky to only return here in May as things were starting to return to normal .. in that people were able to travel to exercise etc . Having flown from Australia travelling will not worry me so long as precautions are taken as the virus will not have gone away .we will just have to live with it .. as we do with many other virus infections .. a vaccine will give us confidence again but people will still get this virus for years to come and we have to live our best lives .different to what we know but still good
PatH646
20th Jun 2020
2
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If it’s safe to do so we would like to holiday abroad to help support the economy in an area we have visited many many times. We left Cyprus just before the UK lockdown and it was heartbreaking (as it is here) to know that some of these family businesses would not survive. The UK supported lots of businesses some countries not so much.
In Many of these places tourism is the foundation of their economy. They share their beautiful beaches and scenery with us, when we can let’s support them both at home and abroad.
KateD
19th Jun 2020
3
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Worried about flying due to distancing and air circulation on a plane. Will only feel safe once we have a vaccine, especially as my husband has had to shield as he is high risk.
Yagala
19th Jun 2020
2
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With all these unrests going in the whole world and fighting going on in the other worlds, who wants to go there and visit whatever there was to visit in the first place, one also have problems with the language because other countries deign not to be able to understand you and thus you are loosing money on anything you want to buy.
Another thing the airplanes are not safe to fly anymore.
MartinRT
19th Jun 2020
1
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I have no idea how much time I have in this world. I do know I want to see as much of it as possible and intend to do so all the time I can
sparrer
19th Jun 2020
4
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I don't know if it's just me but I feel this poll is unnecessary under present circumstances.

Absolutely not going abroad by plane again at any time. Anyone who thinks it's a good idea to do so for pleasure has no regard for the world we're privileged to live on as caretakers for future generations.

Our own island has the most beautiful scenery, towns, villages and beaches which we don't take advantage of yet tourists flock here every year. What does that say? Staycations and spend local has to be the way forward.
Margaret Hart
19th Jun 2020
3
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I would have liked to go on holiday this year as it is 3 years since we went away for our Golden wedding anniversary and at our age you should get away when you can but nothing will get me on a plane or a ship until they find a vaccine for the Covid 19 virus.. However finding somewhere nice to stay here can be a lot more expensive than going abroad and there is all the travelling. On top of that we have 2 Jack Russell and to put them in a good.kennel is the same as taking a third person on holiday.. therefore i think it will be just days away again this year.
Catton
19th Jun 2020
2
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To be somewhere else would be heaven.
However as the virus is still here I am reluctant to travel .... definitely not abroad or on a plane. The safest places would be a timeshare, rent a house, motor home where you are self contained.
I am considering taking a 5 hour train journey to visit family .
People are obsessed with holidays now anyway, going several times a year.
I am in my sixties and I never had a holiday every year as a child or adult. Overall lets stay safe and wait. Then it will be more enjoyable.
Felix1
19th Jun 2020
2
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Not likely. I,ve never liked being cooped with a lot of strangers and detest buffets. All the foreign holidays hotels have these buffets. I hate seeing people breathing on and mauling food someone else is going to eat. My last holiday in January confirmed that. Young man picking up cheese with his fingers and deciding to put it back, people cutting bread and not using the cloth provided, crowning point when someone dropped a ladle into soup tureen and fished it out with his bare hand. Ugh. Decided day trips will do for me in future.
SueC62
20th Jun 2020
2
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There are other options! I've stopped in hotels on a 'room only' or bed and breakfast basis, although I usually pick a self catering apartment. That way, I'm not tied to a timetable or the food options available. I'll buy coffee and fruit at the local supermarket to have something first thing but eat all my meals out. It generally works out much better, including for cost, than booking in a hotel on a half/full board or All Inclusive basis. In fact, I once did a AI because a friend wanted to 'save' money but in the end it turned out more expensive than the previous time when we'd gone b&b (same resort) as we still had drinks and the odd meal out..
Dezzi
19th Jun 2020
3
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The COVID-19 is still viral and,until the contact and death rate has reduced, Iwould rather wait another year to see where we are with the control of the virus , before thinking about a holiday. There are other factors to consider also; will there be another peak in the virus and We have to consider the winter period. Rings it’s own coughs and influenza not to mention another risk of COVID-19 peaking. Next year or even the following year is when I may consider a holiday, but will the virus still be around then??
bob scott
19th Jun 2020
3
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I am sorry I cannot stop laughing, because like a lot of people over a certain age, we are still under the governments lock and key, I think this certain age group of which I know many enjoy a cruise or a trip abroad with families or friends, it's a part of their well being package, there I go again talking about people of a certain age, when we do not know or have a clue when our well being clubs are likely to open again, so it is on the shelf till somebody say's Boris look behind, it is that unmentionable group you have forgotten all about, since you first said the word pandemic and we all run for our bunkers and have been there ever since.
Sorry to those of you suffering from cramp. Bob Scott.
Margret
19th Jun 2020
3
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With everything that's gone on this year I now call it 'The Lost Year' and that's how I feel we should say about the whole of 2020. Let's try and make sure that all is well with all countries before visiting them.
gerip
19th Jun 2020
1
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We are hoping that this govt sees sense and realises how the 14 day quarantine is decimating our tourist trade here both domestic and foreign and also how our most popular European destinations are doing a tit for tat quarantine on us brits. We certainly cannot take a six week break four weeks of that being in quarantine. We haven’t cancelled our hols quite yet but will make an informed decision nearer the time.
swaneldo
19th Jun 2020
6
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I've decided to just write off this year on anything really until things settle down a bit. I don't go abroad anyway, but I'm not particularly enamoured of tootling off and half the places being closed or empty or, worse, jam packed. You go on holiday to see new things and not be restricted.

Costa del Balcony will be my holiday destination this year!! Everything within reach, including delicious food, wine, entertainment (music, books & TV), nice comfy bed with cleanliness and safety 5 star.
Margret
19th Jun 2020
1
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Wilf
19th Jun 2020
4
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I am not sure. We have flights down to the med but we are just seeing how the situation progresses. I cannot see it being a nice journey on the aircraft and even the airports will be a challenge
Marley444
19th Jun 2020
3
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I am feeling extremely anxious at the thought of leaving the safety of my home and flying off anywhere. We have flights booked for our whole family in August, and at the moment we can't even meet up in our home, so I can't imagine how we will go from this to sitting on a plane load of people and heading off. I am hoping to cancel or postpone till next year, but know we will have to wait till much nearer the time when we have updated advice from the foreign office.
Reynard
19th Jun 2020
5
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I would rather disregard this year entirely and hopefully plan ahead for next year if all is well
Ian123
19th Jun 2020
3
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“Wow” I thought to myself when I saw that the vote was 100% for hesitant.
A short scroll down revealed that , so far, I was the only one to vote!
I will probably book a starvation with my grandchildren.
I wouldn’t trust going on a plane even though I miss the idea of guaranteed sunshine.
I am also surprised that foreign governments, who seemed to have acted in a more open and honest management of the Pandemic, would accept anyone over 50 from the UK.
Still, as they say, MONEY TALKS.
Marley444
19th Jun 2020
2
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Yes I find it incredible to think that any other country would want us Brits arriving, especially if they haven't experienced the harshness of this pandemic yet.
Ian123
19th Jun 2020
3
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Please read staycation instead of starvation.
As if!
Marley444
19th Jun 2020
1
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