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Holidays: Expert reveals the countries facing travel ban next & which are ‘safest’

The latest of these include France, the Netherlands, Malta, Monaco, Aruba, and Turks and Caicos.

Britons are now being urged not to visit these destinations, and doing so could pose huge risks.

Not only will visiting any of the listed countries mean facing 14 days of mandatory quarantine upon return to the UK, but Britons will also likely invalidate their travel insurance due to the FCO warning.

Worryingly, however, there could be more travel changes on the horizon, with the Government continually reassessing the travel list.

READ MORE: Holidays: Full list of ‘safe’ countries for British tourists

“I think the best thing I can suggest is that if you are going to book a holiday, look at the European Centre for Disease Control daily figures,” she told Sky.

“They’ve produced these daily figures that tell you the number of cases per 100,000 in each country and the number of deaths per 100,000 in each country accumulative over the last 14 days.

“What our government is looking for is countries that basically have the same number as us or less than us.”

For example, she pointed out that Italy is a country that is looking particularly “safe” using this method.

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“I can say that Italy is a very good place to go at the moment, they are at about 7.3, we’re about 17.3,” she said.

However, planning a holiday too far in advance could come with its own risks.

“It is a good idea just to keep an eye on those figures and see if they are rising or falling a daily basis before making any kind of bookings for holiday,” she added.

“It is very much going to be a book at the last minute type of holiday season now.”

The bad news is, for Britons who booked a holiday to a now-banned country in advance, they may be left with financial losses.

This is particularly a concern for those who have booked separate flights and accommodation according to Sean Tipton from the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).

“Airlines are not quite so keen on giving money back in a situation like this,” he said.

“It is not a legal requirement but they will at the very least allow you to rebook or to have a credit against a future booking.

“I think a problem you may also have is if you booked accommodation separately because I’ve found that a lot of accommodation people are being very flexible but if you can’t go and they stick rigidly to their terms and condition you might have a cancellation fee there which is something to check with your insurance company about.”

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Source Daily Express :: Travel Feed

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