The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions.
This week issues tackled include claiming money back from Cheapcost Holidays and booking summer getaways.
Q. Will a summer holiday in the Med be possible? I am at my wits’ end.
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A. Probably. The Prime Minister has said he hopes to have an update by April 5, a week before the Government’s Global Travel Taskforce is due to report. If you do book now, buy a package holiday, which offers protection for cancellations.
Q. We have a UK coach holiday booked for June. Will it happen? Will it be safe?
A. With hotels and B&Bs opening from May 17, according to the roadmap out of lockdown, it will almost certainly go ahead. Spacing, strict face-mask rules and anti-viral sprays are being introduced (see welovecoaches.com).
Q. Cruises around Britain, departing from May 17, are being sold with negative Covid tests required for passengers. What about crew?
A. All cruise lines are regularly testing crew members. Around half of the firms are also requiring crew to be vaccinated…..