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Where can I go on holiday now?

Posted on October 4, 2021 by Ria Wong
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You may be wondering where you can go on holiday now restrictions have eased for domestic and international travel.

So, here’s a helpful guide about taking a break right here in the UK, or a little further afield!

Can I go on holiday in the UK now?

Rules and restrictions vary depending on where you live in the UK. If you live in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland you are allowed to travel to, and stay overnight, in any of those countries.

You can find the latest UK travel advice on the links below:

Where can I go on holiday abroad?

At the time of publishing, international travel is permitted for UK travellers, but there are still a few restrictions in place.

At the moment, we have to follow the new system for international travel when re-entering the UK. This new system offers different guidance depending on if you’re fully vaccinated or not. While this system only tells us the requirements for re-entry based on your destination being classed on the red list or rest of world list, it still helps to identify the safer countries to visit.

Before you book a holiday, you’ll need to do some research to see if it’s possible to travel.


  • International travel system:
    This new system for travel categorises countries into a red list or rest of world list. While you can technically visit countries on either list, there are rules to follow on arrival back to the UK. These rules will also differ based on your vaccination status. We go into more detail about the new COVID-19 travel rules for international travel.


  • FCDO travel advice:
    If advice for your destination is against ‘all travel’ or ‘all but essential travel’ it’s likely that you won’t be able to travel. If you’re travelling to Europe and the FCDO advise against ‘all but essential travel’, you can still travel with a level of cover when you add our European FCDO Travel Advice Extension add-on to your policy. Check the FCDO website for the latest information on whether or not a country is safe to travel to.

Travel advice can change at short notice, so be sure to check all of the above before you book your trip and then again just before you travel.

Book holidays with confidence

For the best financial protection, book a package holiday, rather than flights and accommodation separately. It’s really important to check that the package holiday is ATOL-protected.

Choosing a package holiday will also protect you against any changes in travel advice. In most cases, you’ll be offered to change your trip, or you can ask for a full refund.

Travel insurance for peace of mind

Whether you’re holidaying abroad, or somewhere a little closer to home, we have a travel insurance policy for just that.

All new policies include generous COVID-19 cancellation cover as standard. So if you’re forced to cancel due to denied boarding with a positive test for COVID-19 or have a confirmed temperature above 38 degrees Celsius, or being asked to self-isolate by Test and Trace, we’ve got your back.

Have you decided where to go on holiday? If you’re making plans, find out what to expect when travelling.

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Ria Wong

by Ria Wong

Ria Wong is Staysure’s Content Manager. She’s keen on long weekends away to places with good food, and enjoys a spot of DIY!