This was found in a new study by travel insurance provider battleface. The study surveyed 2,000 UK adults between 24 and 26 November, exploring future trends in travel insurance, and found that:
- Three in ten (29 per cent) Brits said they are likely to travel in early 2021
- This increases to two-fifths (44 per cent) who say they are likely to travel later in 2021, from July onwards
- The same proportion (44 per cent) intend to buy travel insurance for a trip in 2021
- Of those travelling, three-quarters (78 per cent) plan to travel within Europe with top destinations being Spain, France, the UK and Greece
- One-fifth (22 per cent) plan to travel outside of Europe, with the US and Australia being the most popular choices
Many destinations require travel insurance
Additionally, a quarter (24 per cent) of those surveyed would still go ahead with a trip even if the government announced an advisory against travelling to their destination after it had been booked.
Sasha Gainullin, CEO at battleface, commented: “When travelling internationally, it’s vital that travellers continue to check travel advisories and seek the right travel insurance to the destination they are travelling to. Many destinations are now requiring travellers to have the right type of travel insurance before entering the country.”
Just last week, the International Air Travel Association announced that it is close to launching a digital health passport, which will enable the secure sharing of information on Covid-19 testing and vaccinations.