'There's no way' - What Gazette readers said about travelling overseas in 2020

A majority of Gazette readers have said they will not travel abroad this year following the coronavirus lockdown – even if the Government guidance changes to allow it.

Friday, 5th June 2020, 12:53 pm
Updated Friday, 5th June 2020, 1:14 pm

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel – but with some airlines and travel companies preparing to resume flights, people have started thinking about future trips.

More than 400 people took part in the online poll, with 75% saying they would NOT travel abroad in 2020, if Government guidance were to change.

This is what you said on social media:

You've had your say on whether or not you would feel comfortable travelling abroad this year.

John Wild: “Have missed one holiday in April and I’m not going in October. Not worth the risk especially since insurance companies say they won’t cover for the virus.”

Lynne Bostock: “There's no way that I will be going on holiday this year and I am seriously considering not booking up for next year also. I suffer from a range of conditions and I am not prepared to risk going away.”

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Graeme Collinson: “We’re writing this year off. Hopefully go away twice next year, all being well.”

Caz Pea: “Wouldn't bother booking another holiday until we get refunded for holidays that have been cancelled. Not going to chance losing more money.”

Alice Morgan: “It would depend on a lot of factors.”

Paul Baggett: “Considering how bad the infection and death rates in this country are at present it would probably be the safer option to spend a week in Spain.”

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