The government’s ever-changing travel corridor list has turned booking a holiday into a game of chance. So what are the risks and which countries are a safe bet?
It’s been a summer of chaos and confusion for holidaymakers. Yet despite ongoing uncertainty around where’s safe to visit and a general upwards trend in new coronavirus cases in Europe – this week France and Italy recorded their highest tallies since lockdown ended – tour operators are reporting pent-up demand for holidays this autumn and winter, whether that means a last-minute flit to Europe, the vague hope of some winter sun or moving and/or rebooking a holiday for next year.
“Immense damage has been done to consumer confidence but people still want to go away,” said Sean Tipton, a spokesperson for the UK travel trade association (Abta).