Which? response as fully vaccinated UK travellers can visit the US from November 8

Rory Boland, Which? Travel Editor, said:

“This announcement will provide much-needed clarity for those looking to travel to the US. However, it may be worth waiting a week or two to book your flights as prices tend to be highest immediately after countries open for tourism and then drop once the airlines have increased capacity on that travel route.

“It’s also important to remember that while the pandemic is ongoing, no travel is risk free and restrictions are liable to change, sometimes at short notice, potentially putting your money at risk.

“Anyone looking to travel to the US should still book with a provider that has a reliable flexible booking policy, or if appropriate, a package holiday as these come with stronger financial protections. A good travel insurance policy will continue to be essential, and it’s also advisable to book with a credit card to give yourself further protection.”

Notes to editors