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Planning Your 2021 UK Staycation


The recent news that the UK is getting vaccinated from Covid-19 has come as a welcome relief to many of us. 2020 will forever be remembered as the year of cancelled plans and minimised travel. There was a silver lining to the lockdown conditions that we have had to endure, however. Keeping things local has helped many Brits to rediscover the beauty that lies right on their own doorstep.
The UK is a beautiful country, with a diversity of experiences on offer. Travel experts predict that next year will see continued interest for UK-based staycations. Here is some advice to help you plan your next trip without leaving the country!
Take Advice from the Experts
When restrictions were loosened to an extent in the summer of 2020, a lot of Brits took the opportunity to travel within the UK for short holidays and weekend breaks. People have been keen to rediscover a lot of places that have been long regarded as traditional holiday destinations. Seaside towns like Blackpool and Brighton enjoy visits from people looking for a seaside holiday. For the coming year, be sure to look at some of the expert online guides to find a destination that suits the type of holiday you want!
Follow Rules to the Letter
Once you have decided on where you want to go, check what the rules are before you book anything. The constituent nations of the UK each have their own rules and localities have been put into different tiers of lockdown. While the good news of the vaccine should start to take the pressure off, it’s important you have an understanding of what the local rules are and if you can even visit at all. Use the UK government website to get the latest information.
Places Will Be Busy
An important thing to consider when planning your trip is that a lot of people will be in the same boat. A lot of popular places across the UK are likely to see a spike in visitors when restrictions are lifted as so many people will be keen for a change of scene. This is perfectly understandable when you consider the fact that we have all been staying in our homes for the best part of a year. Take a bit of time to read about the UK’s biggest tourist hot spots and that might give you an idea of where to avoid.
Ensure You’re Still Prepared
The new year won’t put an instant end to the spread of Covid-19. The vaccine’s arrival in the UK will help somewhat, but the task of getting the world’s population vaccinated will be a herculean task. With this in mind, you should remember to continue to make the same preparations for travel that you are just now. There are some useful travel resources you can refer to when packing. This will ensure you have everything you need to stay safe when you leave your home. If we all follow these guidelines, we can enjoy wonderful UK staycations as life slowly returns to normal in 2021.