Holidays – remember them? They are now legal in England, Wales and Scotland, although only domestic for the time being.
But with international travel to some destinations possible from 17 May, it’s rational to start dreaming of foreign trips once more.
Many hurdles stand between you and that beach, mountain or exotic city; many travellers are understandably cautious about booking a break.
From passengers’ rights to quarantine rules, flexible bookings to bagging a bargain, each week I answer reader questions via an ‘Ask Me Anything’ on The Independent, or in The Independent’s Daily Edition app.
South Africa on amber list
Q: I’m interested to know when you think countries with circulating variants but low numbers, such as South Africa, might make it onto the “amber” list requiring only 10 days self-isolating at home, rather than the “red list” status with hotel quarantine?
As a dual citizen looking to return to spend some time with my partner and other family (not to holiday) I am happy to isolate at home (and have done very strictly during previous visits before ban) but can’t afford the hotel quarantine business…