Travel money: Post Office restarts online foreign exchange service

Travel money: Post Office restarts online foreign exchange service

Back in March when lockdown in the UK began, many holidaymakers looking forward to their Easter breaks abroad were left disappointed as airlines grounded their fleets and holidays were cancelled.

Both these services remained active on a reduced scale during the three-month suspension of the online and pre-order Travel Money operation.

Nick Boden, Head of Post Office Travel Money said: “We have been monitoring the position carefully in recent weeks and are aware of growing consumer interest in holidays as lockdown rules have relaxed.

“With the reintroduction of flights by leading airlines and the re-opening of resorts in Europe, we feel that it is appropriate to resume our travel money services so that we can accommodate those who want to start planning trips abroad in the coming months.

“We’re following FCO advice closely and we advise holidaymakers to do the same.”

Transport Secretary Grant Schapps said this week: “You can see there are a lot of complexities.

“I don’t want to be evasive but I don’t also want to give people false hope, which is why I need to wait until the end of the process and wait until June 29.”

From July 4, a number of destinations are expected to be included in air bridges with the UK.

Multiple publications have reported that France, Italy and Spain will be the first nations people will be allowed to travel to.

Published at Fri, 26 Jun 2020 23:01:00 +0000