Driving holidays warning: Travellers warned to do this before motor holiday in Europe

Driving holidays warning: Travellers warned to do this before motor holiday in Europe

Driving holidays along with caravans, camping and holiday parks could be the latest travel trend to sweep the UK. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is still advising UK citizens against all but “essential” travel overseas. This advice will remain in place “indefinitely” but is regularly reviewed.

The UK also currently has quarantine rules in place for anyone arriving into the country from abroad.

The only exceptions are those arriving in the UK from the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

With many deterred from travelling abroad due to quarantine rules and travel restrictions, driving holidays are on the up.

But now the RAC has urged travellers looking to drive abroad in the future to look out for this one thing.

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“If you are thinking of travelling then it’s important to check whether the country you travel to impacts on you when returning to the UK.

“Anyone who does decide to travel should make sure their car is in good working order.”

Currently, the UK is advising against driving abroad but as this is only advice a person could travel abroad if they wanted to.

But advising against “all but essential travel” to a country does mean travellers’ insurance is invalid as a person is travelling there at their own risk.

However, on arrival in another country a UK citizen may be subjected to quarantine rules.

For example, France has put reciprocal quarantine rules in place for UK travellers.

This means anyone travelling to France from England will have to quarantine for two weeks on arrival and then for another two weeks when they arrive back in the UK.

There have been talks of “air bridges” being put in place with other countries.

This is a bilateral agreement with other countries and the UK where people can travel between that country and the UK without facing quarantine rules.

If an “air bridge” is put in place between the UK and another country, quarantine rules may be lifted completely but this has not been confirmed.

A review of the quarantine rules will take place on June 29.

Reportedly, “air bridge” plans have been discussed with Greece, Spain and Portugal.

Published at Thu, 18 Jun 2020 09:22:00 +0000