By Christopher Hill on Dec 23, 2020 in Africa, Asia, Cambodia, Europe, Health & Safety, Iceland, Maldives, Namibia, Regions, Rwanda, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out in the UK, which is positive, and good news for those eager to travel. In the meantime, there are still restrictions on where Brits can travel to in January. But with January having some of the lowest temperatures in the UK, you may have a hankering to get out and explore our wonderful planet.
What’s more, your New Year’s resolutions for 2021 may include being kinder, more compassionate, and mindful of those in greater need than you, so this summary includes ways that you can make a difference as part of your holiday.
But before you head off, it is important to ask if you should travel. This is a personal judgment call, and some factors to take into account are:
your age (if you are over 70, reconsider travel right now)
your immunity levels and overall health
the prevalence of COVID-19 in the areas you are traveling to
the availability of travel insurance to cover you if you require hospitalisation
Naturally, if you have COVID-19 you should not travel.
Before making any plans, check the FCO Travel Advice, which has links to country pages that explain restrictions. The countries below do not necessarily have low rates of COVID-19. The situation for each country can change rapidly, so always check for updates before you travel.