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FCO reinstate advice against travel to mainland Spain

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:48am
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Kimmy11

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The FCO has today reinstated its advice not to travel to Spain for any purpose unless essential:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain

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Kim

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:56am

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:56am

Which I think will now mean that tour operator will now cancel booked holidays, and hopefully refund too. And that the airlines will at least now let you change your booking to a later date FOC, and failing that you can claim on insurance.

So, in the light of yesterdays announcement, I think this is a good thing.

I think. Let's face it, nowadays, no one really knows who to interrupt the ever changing regs!

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:06am

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:06am

Hi WDG,

A small glimmer of positivity for a few in what is otherwise a tragedy on all levels.

Stay safe everyone,

Kim

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:17am

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:17am

Morning Kimmy. I know, just where do things go from here? It's not good that's for sure.

We cancelled our July and Sept trips to view property as we accepted that to continue with them was just being selfish. Our next booked trip now is Nov, then monthly for most of next year, god knows if we'll get to use those flights though. God knows if we'll even by buying in Spain now, far too many variables to make that call just now.

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:04am

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:04am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vf-HJ7qxv8

 
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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:29am

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:29am

Kimmy11 wrote on Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:48am:

The FCO has today reinstated its advice not to travel to Spain for any purpose unless essential:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain

Kind regards, 

Kim

Hi Kimmy,

It is all so sad, our local businesses really need the trade and work so hard to stay open.  We went out to dinner in our village last night as we do several times per week and I was disheartened to see about a third of all people out were not social distancing or wearing masks.  These people appeared to be visitors and were mostly British.

Not sure if visitors have been told the rules for social distancing and masks in Spain or they are choosing not to follow them.  There are always the odd few who don't comply and when the village is quiet it is easy to avoid them but with so many visitors it makes it unsafe.

Needless to say we will now not for safety reasons not be dinning out at our local restaurants until after the visitors have returned to do their 14 days quarantine.

Keep safe

Vivienne

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:49pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:49pm

My understanding is that if the Foreign Office advises no travel to Spain then all existing travel insurance becomes invalidated! Quite a bonanza for the insurance lads! So why bother with insurance?? My view is that England is being ruled by morons and this is just another example. What a joke when England has the highest death rate in the world after Cowboty Country!

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:20pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:20pm

Watching that video and doing a bit of reading, I think issue of insurance for claims related to CV go back to a blanket statement made by most of the insurance providers: Any insurance purchased after mid-March had a blanket exclusion for all trips booked after the same date saying anything related to CV, no matter what the FCO says.

So, if my understanding is correct... If you purchased your travel insurance in April and booked a holiday at the same time, no matter what happens in terms of quarantine or FCO advice, you have no cover if your claim relates to CV. So say you booked your flight when the government announced the "air-bridge" to Spain and you now can't go due the quarantine your insurance is useless, as the claim would be related to CV. 

If the government hadn't closed the "air-bridge" and you took the holiday, had a fall, needed medical treatment and needed to claim, your insurance would be valid, as the claim isn't related to CV. But now, with the change of advice from the FCO you couln't claim, as related to CV or not, as far as your insurance is concerned, you wouldn't be there, so any cover. 

As the guy in the video says it's a very complex situation, but I'd say the best approach to take is assume you can not get any cover for anything, then decide if the trip is worth the risk.

As he says, a lot of people are going to lose a lot of money. 

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:47pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:47pm

My thinking was related to those who are currently on holiday in Spain, who bought travel insurance - often at considerable cost if there were pre-existing medical conditions - and with the change in FCO advice, leaves them on the wrong side ot the advice in spite of setting out in good faith.and having their cover made worthless. A totally unfair situation from an incompetent goverment who will not consider printing a bit more money to help these victims out if they suffer an accident here or if they lose their jobs on return to England. Thank the Lord I have been out of that wet and miserable country for half my life!

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:42pm

Ancient Printer wrote on Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:49pm:

My understanding is that if the Foreign Office advises no travel to Spain then all existing travel insurance becomes invalidated! Quite a bonanza for the insurance lads! So why bother with insurance?? My view is that England is being ruled by morons and this is just another example. What a joke w...

...hen England has the highest death rate in the world after Cowboty Country!

Ancient printer......agree with everything you said

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