What about Covid-19?

Hugh RoperUncategorized

As you know, since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 most countries have introduced travel restrictions, both within and across borders. There have also been national and local closures of hotels and B&Bs, restaurants, shops, and other buildings normally open to the public. Such restrictions and closures are temporary but may be long-lasting, even after the introduction and spread of vaccination. At present those entering Britain have to self-isolate at a fixed address for up to 10 days or more.

This means that it may not be easy to plan a holiday in 2021, even within the borders of your own country. At present the British government has indicated that most Covid-19 restrictions within England and Wales should be withdrawn from mid-May 2021. However that is not a guarantee. There will still be border controls and documentary proof of vaccination or immunity to Covid-19 is likely to be required to enter Britain. British residents are currently (March 2021) being advised not to plan foreign holidays this year.

Especially if you live outside Britain and Ireland and are considering a holiday in England or Wales this year, please (a) watch this site; (b) before deciding on dates contact us by e-mail or telephone to discuss things. As was the case in 2020, if you have booked a tour with the Discerning Traveller which we subsequently have to cancel because of restrictions or closures enforced by the British government we refund what you have paid in full, including deposit payments.