Which? responds to Grant Shapps’ comments on Covid figures for return of foreign holidays

Rory Boland, Editor of Which? Travel, said:

“Those hoping to go abroad this summer will be happy to hear that data on coronavirus cases looks set to allow some international travel, but it’s important to be clear that booking now – before the government details exactly how travel will restart – carries significant risk of being left out of pocket.

“It’s essential that people know which countries are on or at risk of being put on the amber or red lists before they book, as travel to these destinations will cost hundreds of pounds extra for tests, or potentially an expensive hotel quarantine. Depending on how and who you book with, you may not be able to secure a refund even if your country is on the amber or red list, or you can’t afford the test costs for a green list destination.”

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