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We’re all… staying… on a summer holiday…

So many of us have had our plans changed this year because of COVID-19.

In fact, over 70% of people Staysure surveyed have had a holiday cancelled, or chose to change plans because of the pandemic.

COVID-19 has undoubtedly knocked our confidence on travel. It’s shown us that unexpected things can happen when we least expect it. So are we going on a summer holiday?

Staying close to home

It’s no surprise that 41% of Staysure customers said they don’t have plans to travel outside the UK this year.

Our thirst for holidays hasn’t stopped just because we feel more cautious about travelling abroad. Instead, some of us are looking to our own doorsteps.

From quiet hotspots to holidays that are best for social distancing, there’s plenty of advice available on how to find a safe break away, but still in the UK:

Visit Britain say: “To make your days out as enjoyable as possible, we encourage you to plan your trip in advance and to check all of the important facilities and attractions, while looking after our great outdoors.”

Flying away

If you lean more toward being spontaneous than being an organiser then holidays abroad might not look or feel the same for you for a while but that’s not to say you can’t enjoy them.

With attractions often needing to be pre-booked to timeslots and mandatory mask wearing, holidays might just need a little more pre-planning than you’re used to.

But if you’re more drawn to secluded holiday villas or cottages, exploring wide open spaces and are a pro at itinerary making, then you might find that holidays abroad don’t feel all too alien.

Before you set off…

If you’re venturing abroad or staying away in the UK for more than 2 nights then it’s important to buy travel insurance.

Check the FCO guidance on travel as well as local authorities – if it’s not safe to go, then your travel insurance becomes invalid. You’ll also need to check the specific entry requirements and local guidelines on things like social distancing and face mask wearing.

Not all travel insurers can cover COVID-19. With Staysure, if you buy a new policy then you can be covered for cancellations, up to unlimited medical emergencies and repatriation if you or a close relative get COVID-19.

More about these findings:

To book your travel insurance with Staysure call 0800 007 4552 and quote SILVER20 for a 20% discount.

*Discount only applies to the base premium of your travel insurance quote and does not apply to any medical screening premiums or add-ons where relevant. Terms & Conditions apply.?
Staysure is a trading name of TICORP Limited. Staysure Travel Insurance is arranged by TICORP Limited which is registered in Gibraltar company number 111526.
Registered office: First Floor, Grand Ocean Plaza, Ocean Village, Gibraltar.
TICORP Limited is licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission number FSC1238B and trades into the UK on a freedom of services basis, FCA FRN 663617.
Staysure Travel Insurance is administered by Howserv Limited which is registered in England and Wales number 03882026.
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