An Easter Travel Guide, Helping you to decide Where you might go, What you might do and What you need to remember on your Travels.
Things to Remember Edition
Posted in General Travel Insurance Easter, Easter Travel, Things to remember on 28 March 2022
As a result of UK travel restrictions ending on the 18th of March 2022, here at Able2Travel, we wanted to put together a guide that would provide you with some inspiration on where you might go, what you might do, and things to need to remember when travelling this Easter. For several of you, you may not have been abroad or travelled at all in the last 2 years, so we wanted to put together this series of guides to give you all the information you need to feel confident travelling this Easter and beyond.
What do you need to remember when travelling this Easter?
When travelling abroad, there is always certain things you MUST remember, and considering we are at the tail end of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is arguably even more things to remember or check before travelling. Whether it is making sure you have locked the doors and windows at home, checking you have packed enough clothes for your vacation or remembering your tickets, passports and booking confirmations, we know you have a lot to keep in mind. As such, we have put together this “Things to Remember” guide, to help you travel with confidence this Easter.
As Able2Travel is a Travel Insurance company, we know how important it is for you to get Travel cover to protect yourself and your trip should the unexpected happen. Potentially the most important part of taking out any Travel Insurance product is to ensure you check your policy wording, so you know exactly what you are and are not covered for on your policy. For example, you would not be covered if you were travelling for the purpose of receiving medical treatment abroad, and you also would not be covered if you travel to a country the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) has advised against ‘all travel or ‘all but essential travel’. Similarly, you need to make sure that you are not underinsuring yourself on your policy. For example, if the value of your Baggage for your trip is £2,000 but your travel insurance policy covers £1,500 worth of Baggage then you would be unable to claim for the full £2,000, irrespective of the circumstances.
So, 1) Make sure you thoroughly check your policy wording. Ensure you read all the sections of cover, so you know what you are and are not covered for, 2) Make sure the cover levels on the policy you have selected and purchased meets your requirements. Please pay close attention to the sums insured on each section, ensuring, for example, your cancellation cover amount meets the value of the holiday, and 3) Enjoy your holiday with the peace of mind that you have cover!
It is important to check which Currency the country you are visiting uses. Granted, a lot of credit and debit cards are offering more attractive exchange rates and lower fees nowadays and purchasing currency cards has grown more popular, but it is still highly likely that you will exchange cash to take with you even if it is just as a backup whilst you are abroad, so please make sure you exchange your money for the correct Currency.
For example, if you decide to travel to the Czech Republic and Prague this Easter, you may be forgiven for thinking they accept Euros being in the EU… unfortunately for you, the Czech Republic never moved away from the Koruna so please, before you travel this easter, check what Currency you need to avoid having to change it twice.
Something else for you to consider is where you are going to exchange your money. If you wait until you get to the airport, you are likely to be offered poorer exchange rates compared to those you would get if you had exchanged your money somewhere elsewhere. The best idea is to shop around to find the best exchange rate, where you are going to get the most for your money and change your money there.
We did mention previously that travel restrictions are easing, but this specifically relates to the UK. It is still imperative to check the entry requirements for the country you intend to travel to. There would be nothing worse than trying to board the plane and being turned away at the airport, or worse, arriving at your destination and not being allowed to leave the airport.
What is also worth noting again that many Travel Insurance policies will exclude travel to any countries that the FCDO has advised against ‘all travel’ or ‘all but essential travel’ to, which, when we look back in 2020 was almost every single holiday destination… so please check that the FCDO has not restricted travel to your intended destination.
Please feel free to click the links below which will help you find out where still has travel restrictions and what these restrictions are:
We hope wherever you choose to go and whatever you decide to do, that you have a fantastic easter and enjoy finally being able to travel again!
*This article is for information and entertainment purposes only. It does not constitute advice in any way. The information provided here is correct at the time of writing however please check the latest policy wording for the latest terms, conditions, and exclusions.