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What should be in your revenge travel plans for summer 2022?

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You may have heard of revenge travel, the latest summer trend to sweep the nation. The phenomenon represents every Brit’s itch to go on holiday after multiple COVID-19 lockdowns. Chances are you’re feeling it too.

However, you can’t just get out of the house and go. With everyone planning to go on holiday at once, one obstacle you’re likely to encounter is the ongoing passport delay. The Guardian reports that the UK’s Passport Office currently has a backlog of 500,000 passports, and as a result, many families may have to forego their half-term trips.

To avoid this and other possible issues, your revenge travel plans have to be impeccable. Below we list some tips on what should go into your preparations — other than what you pack in your suitcase, of course.

The perfect destination

Think about where you’ve been wanting to travel the most: is it somewhere you’ve been or somewhere new? Make sure this destination isn’t likely to cause you much stress, either. For example, staying in just one country can simplify matters. Rentola is a great online platform for rental accommodation. Conversely, Explora Journeys shows how cruises are a great way to bundle trips to separate countries together while still having immersive and exciting experiences. By picking a destination that you want to go to and at the same will cause you minimal travel anxiety, you’ll be able to enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

A Plan B

Say you’ve booked the perfect holiday; what if another COVID-19 variant pops up or you need to rush home for a family emergency? If your travel arrangements aren’t flexible, you may end up breaking the bank. This is why it’s crucial for you to book flights and accommodations that are refundable — or, at the very least, can be cancelled without charge. Which Magazine travel editor Rory Boland recommends further checking exactly what each refund and cancellation fee covers. Some companies allow you to rebook for free, while others may advertise themselves as flexible but have policies that cover very little.

Travel insurance

Flexible travel arrangements won’t be able to cover every eventuality and this is where travel insurance comes in. Travel insurance usually covers damage to your personal property and rented equipment, medical expenses, coverage for epidemic and pandemic-related incidents — and in some cases, even ransom requests. Travel insurance plans also come with different coverage windows or durations. This can range from year-long plans for frequent travellers to plans that last for a single trip. The coverage window begins immediately after you purchase it, so it’s best to do so right after you finalise all your other travel arrangements.

Your vaccination certificate

Though we can now travel again, COVID-19 still looms large over the world. For many travel destinations here in the UK and abroad, it’s thus vital that you and your companions are fully vaccinated. A COVID pass is easily obtainable via the NHS app or official website. After making sure that the contact information on the pass is an exact match of that on your passport, the pass can be used as proof of your vaccination. If not, you can get in touch with your GP practice to correct the issue. Finally, make sure to register on the NHS app as well if you’re travelling abroad.

Revenge travel can be sweet — but not if you don’t prepare for it first. Hopefully, these tips help you make the most out of your first holiday after the pandemic lockdowns! For more of the latest stories, feel free to browse our articles right here on EU Reporter.

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