An easy and obvious number one tip. Scared to splurge £500 on a plane ticket that might be cancelled or rearranged due to changing restrictions? Easy solution: buy a flexi ticket. Often for long-haul flights the flexible policies are automatically applied to your ticket, for shorter flights it’s normally just an extra £20 add on, well worth the price for full flexibility and so you can book risk-free. Here are a few examples of the big airlines, short haul and long haul, and their current policies:
Insurance is a must have! There are plenty of insurance options out there that specifically cover Covid-19 related scenarios. Depending on your trip (where you are going, the length of time you need cover for, how many people are being covered… ETC) good insurance can range in price, but often a £20 – £150 policy will provide plenty of cover. The Majority of Insurance companies are offering a similar policy regarding Covid 19, here is an example:
The Post Office Travel Insurance
This insurance is affordable and covers the following scenarios related to Covid 19:
This insurance, combined with your flexible ticket, will mean that for the majority of scenarios you will be able to either claim your money back or receive flight credit to fly at a later date.
Surprisingly, the restrictions are not as tough as you think. The majority of countries are now on the UK’s Green List, and with the newest set of rules it is very easy to fly out and return to the UK, making it easier to book risk-free.
Returning to England requires only a lateral flow test before day 2 of being back in the country which is cheap and easy.
Flying out to countries depends on their own restrictions, however the majority of countries rely on tourism for their economy and so are lifting their restrictions, for a lot of the countries we cover they just require a negative Covid test!
Tui have a great easy-to-read guide on every country and their entry requirements, find this here:
The Dragon Trip are currently offering full refunds for all bookings. This means you can plan the trip you’ve always wanted without any undue stress or worry.
The Dragon Trip acted morally throughout the pandemic, offering everyone who had booked a full refund. This is rare as you probably know after reading headline after headline of travel companies and airlines refusing to help out customers. We have always and will always put our dragons at the top of our priority, you have trusted us to plan your perfect trip and we will continue to prove our loyalty to you. We also have a no fee change of date policy if the date no longer works for you, meaning we are fully flexible. We understand circumstances change, lives are busy and we won’t penalise you for that.