33 million Brits’ holiday plans ruined by the pandemic according to new report

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has been wreaking havoc on holidaymakers’ travel plans.

In fact, new research from easyJet Holidays reports that 33 MILLION Brits are believed to have had their travel plans disrupted as a result of the pandemic.

There are heaps of factors that have played a role; earlier this year the Foreign Office advised against travel abroad completely, and while this has since been relaxed, Brits still face travel restrictions and local lockdown rules.

Meanwhile, those who show Covid-19 symptoms or test positive for the illness need to self-isolate for 14 days.

However, Brits aren’t being put off holidays, with a quarter of those asked said they still intend to go on a holiday abroad before the end of the year if they can.

After all, there are still plenty of destinations which Brits can visit without needing to quarantine with hotspots such as Cyprus, Italy and Turkey on the list.

Woman waiting for her flight

It’s worth noting that if the FCDO changes its advice last minute, you are entitled to your money back – you can find out more in our guide explaining your rights.

For those who are concerned about being left out of pocket if they have to change their plans, easyJet Holidays has launched a new Protection Promise for customers.

This includes a promise to cancel any holidays where there is “a known quarantine or self-isolation requirement in the destination”, as well as processing customer refunds within an average of 12 days.

Other highlights include that, if you change your mind up to 28 days before your departure date, you can get a full refund with no extra fees.

Holidaymakers can also change their holidays online free of charge (the 28 days rule also applies here).

You can find out more on the easyJet Holidays website.

  • The research commissioned by easyJet holidays was conducted by Censuswide with a nationally representative sample of 2,028 UK adults.


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