With a vaccine on the horizon and almost a year of limited travel behind us, many of us are itching to explore somewhere new. Whether you’re looking at a future domestic holiday or you’re waiting to go overseas again, knowing how to find safe flights and travel comfortably are more important than ever. In this guide, we’ll reveal our five top tips for planning your next journey, wherever it may be.
Travel during the pandemic: how to stay safe and comfortable
No matter where you’re going, you’ll need to follow guidelines and advice from local governments and health authorities during your trip. Check the latest NHS health advice, and travel advice from the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) for the latest national updates.
Tip #1: Check your destination(s)
Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen both local and national governments enact travel restrictions based on COVID-19. These restrictions include lockdowns and travel bans, often implemented on short notice to contain community spread. If you are based in an area with a high number of cases, you might be restricted from entering other regions. Likewise, some destinations have closed their borders with the goal of keeping their cases contained.
Before booking any flights, it’s worth looking at how your destination is doing in terms of COVID-19 numbers. You’ll want to check the official government advice for not only where you’re flying