The poll, conducted on 13 January 2022, asked 2,000 people ‘if France opens its borders as expected, what impact would this have on their holiday decisions?’ with 12 per cent stating they would book a summer holiday to France and six per cent claiming they would book a holiday to France in the next six months.
Looking specifically at those who usually book a skiing holiday, 54 per cent said that the closure of French borders had impacted their ski plans, while 11 per cent of all respondents said that they have taken, or will take, a ski holiday in the 2021/2022 winter season.
Vital that travellers keep up to date with requirements
Katie Crowe, Global Director of Communications at battleface, said: “In the first week of January, insurance policies purchased for France represented just five per cent of our sales with other destinations such as Switzerland talking a bigger share (over 10 per cent in the case of Switzerland).
“It is worth remembering, however, that not only is there a continuing surge of Covid-19 infections in France, but stringent testing requirements are also still in place for anyone travelling from the UK including a Covid-19 test (PCR or lateral flow test) 24 hours before leaving the UK. The requirements for British travellers while in France might also change and it’s vital that travellers keep up to date with the changing entry requirements as well as ensuring they have robust travel insurance in place.”
battleface offers both winter sports cover and Covid-19 travel insurance, which includes cover for medical expenses caused by or resulting from Covid-19 for travellers aged 59 or under.