Promises of quarantine-free travel for those who have received both their Covid-19 vaccinations has failed to boost holidaymaker confidence for a trip abroad this summer, according to new research shared with City A.M. this weekend.
According to research by hotel booking platform hoo, back in January, 88 per cent of UK holidaymakers had no plans of heading abroad this summer.
With talk of the travel ban lifting, this did fall to 65 per cent in March, however, the latest results show that 90 per cent of us will stick to our staycations in 2021.
Just 10 per cent of us are now planning a trip abroad despite the latest announcements that those with both COVID jabs will not have to quarantine even after visiting an amber list destination.
Despite this latest reassurance from the government, the study also found that 72 per cent of those contemplating a foreign holiday will still stick to green list destinations when they do travel.
However, the promise of a quarantine-free holiday has had one positive impact. A third (28%) of those asked stated that the ability to skip quarantine when they return home has made them more likely to get their Covid vaccinations sorted.
“It seems as more UK holidaymakers are sticking with their plans for another summer of staycations than they were in January, despite the removal of quarantine measures for those who have received both doses of their Covid vaccination,” explained hoo Co-founder Adrian Murdock.
“You can’t really blame them, to be honest, with many falling foul of an ever-changing traffic light list while on holiday, not to mention the additional hoops that need to be jumped through and the continued risk of catching Covid itself,” he added.