Top travel tips for 2022 honeymoons

12 Oct 2021

Before you book your holiday of a lifetime, read this useful guide containing top travel tips to ensure your honeymoon is as stress-free as can be

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It’s back to packing the suncream and jetting off to a romantic destination abroad for couples planning a 2022 honeymoon.

The lifting of some Covid-19 restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers means that dreams can now come true. However, a carefree stay away does require careful planning to make sure all runs smoothly and as it has been a while since we travelled, here are few handy reminders.

Book early

Demand is going to be high as holidaymakers who have lost out these last couple of years rush to book a place, so to ensure you don’t miss out on your favourite place, get the booking in early.

Consult the experts

While there are lots of options to book online, it could save money or at least peace of mind if you consult the experts – travel specialists and travel agents who know how to avoid expensive or stressful pitfalls. If your holiday is fully financially and ATOL protected then if the travel company goes out of business, you will be entitled to a refund.

Stay in the know

You can sign up to receive country specific email alerts to keep up to date with Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice, which includes local rules relating to coronavirus and the latest entry requirements. Your travel agent will be able to clarify any entry requirements which may have differing rules to the UK Government websites.

Insurance is imperative

Make sure you take out comprehensive travel insurance and read the conditions carefully to make sure it covers your needs rather than just going by the cost of it. Many insurance policies now include different types of cover for coronavirus, so read the policy details carefully. Your travel agent will have access to insurance policies which provide the right levels of cover for your trip.

Gen up on Brexit

Just before the first lockdown, the UK officially left the EU so regulations could well have changed since you last travelled. Check that you have the right documents for driving or taking your pet abroad.

Check your passport

Passport validity requirements are often specific to a country and/or airline, so check carefully before you book. If you are changing your name in your passport (or not!) before you travel on your honeymoon, ensure that the flights are booked in the same name as your passport.

Check your EHIC or apply for a GHIC

For EU countries, if your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) is still in date, you can still receive state healthcare at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. If you don’t have a valid EHIC card, then you can apply for a GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card) via the NHS website www.nhs.uk

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