Do you think back fondly to the good old days before red, amber and green list countries? A time when we could jump onto a plane or train for a weekend away, with just a few clicks of a mouse? And do you remember those all-inclusive trips to exotic destinations, with hours spent poring over glossy brochures to find our dream location, not having to worry about which destinations were on the UK travel list? The only thing we really needed to think about was booking into our GP’s travel clinic, ordering an appropriate guide book and remembering to complete the airline’s pre-flight passenger info. We didn’t even have to worry about visas in most cases.
Fast-forward to May 17 with the lifting of the travel ban. Many of us have been looking forward to this for more than a year: golden beaches, local food, that must-visit museum or a romantic walk beside a lake. Sadly, there’s no longer anything spontaneous or simple about travel. There’s a seemingly endless list of things to worry about now before we book, before we travel, when we get to our destination, before our return flight and even once we arrive back home.
With so much going on, we’ve put together the top six things you need to think about as you plan, travel and return home from your green list country.