Martin Lewis issues advice to anyone booking a holiday as he urges caution

Martin Lewis has advised Britons looking for a holiday to be cautious as some destinations still face severe restrictions.

The UK has started to open up to travelers returning to the UK who do not need to present a Covid test and only a passenger tracing form from 4am on February 11th.

However, the money-saving expert points this out in his weekly e-mail money Saving Expert warned travelers about more restrictions in other countries that could ruin your plans.

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For example, to go to Spain you must declare that you have not even been in close contact with a confirmed case in the last seven days and you can only enter if you have had your second vaccination within 270 days or proof of one have refresher .

Martin Lewis said: “It appears that the impact of the pandemic on our hospitals and the economy is hopefully easing. Across the UK things are opening up and attitudes are loosening.

“However, the holidays are not only about being able to leave our shores, but also about whether we are welcome somewhere else. The rules vary. For example, if you catch yourself with Covid in the UK, those vaccinated can leave self-isolation after as little as five days.

“Of course there is still uncertainty, things can change quickly and have changed before. That said, I think we can and should (and I will) take a more cautious approach to travel.”

Martin urged people to have flexible bookings and ensure you can cancel in the future but also rebook if things go wrong.

He also urged people to make sure they pay by credit card as it can protect you if the business goes bust and gives the buyer more protection.

The money saving expert also advised people to take out travel insurance as soon as they book to protect you against anything that might happen before and during the holiday.

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