We are aware of the constant rumours and concerns whether you can travel to Europe this summer for holidays so we thought that it would be helpful if we set out the position as we understand it and the advice we are giving to holidaymakers enquiring about availability of properties.
Key dates for UK Nationals
For UK nationals the key dates at the moment are:
- 12th April 2021 - when the UK Government Task Force is expected to announce when travel will re-open
- 17th May 2021 - based on present UK Government statements this is the earliest date that travel will re-open
EU Nationals and Other
The EU has not been as transparent as the UK but is likely to make its position clear within the same timescale as above for UK nationals. We anticipate similar clarification for non EU nationals.
What restrictions on travel will there be?
Obviously we cannot be certain but we regard it as highly likely that entry of a foreign national to an EU county will as a minimum require evidence of a negative Covid test at least 72 hours before travel or evidence of vaccination.
We also believe that at least on an EU basis some form of required vaccination passport will become the norm sooner rather than later. It is also possible that individual countries will negotiate separate gateway conditions between each other for the own nationals.
Pressure on Availability
If you are considering a booking with us, please be aware that in effect two years are being telescoped into one because 2020 was in effect a total write off for many owners and holidaymakers alike. As the rules on travel come clearer we expect to see real pressure on availability so if you are in a position to book now that may turn out to be a wise move
We expect there to be a constant steam of news concerning travel restrictions in the next few weeks and we will of course keep you informed of any significant changes. In the meantime, if you have any specific queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.