Talk

Advanced search

Non essential Travel during covid

(9 Posts)
ScottishMum2014 Sat 26-Sep-20 08:53:14

I am due to go on holiday with my family and child. This was booked pre covid with no refund options. We will adhere to all entry requirements of the destination. My ex partner has raised a court hearing to request that our child cannot travel due to government guidelines (essential travel only advised) this is not a legal requirement however. Just guidelines. Contact will not be interrupted and the quarantine will be adhered to. How do you think the court will view this?

OP’s posts: |
Aveena Sat 26-Sep-20 08:59:13

To be clear - you mean going abroad with only essential travel advised by the FCO?

No idea about what will happen in court but your travel insurance would be invalidated, so frankly tbh if I were up ex then I’d be doing what I could to prevent the child going (assuming this wasn’t his first response and he’s actually expressed his wishes to you before trying court).

ScottishMum2014 Sat 26-Sep-20 09:32:14

We have covid travel insurance. There government line is currently ‘we advise against travel’ but it is not illegal to travel. Hence travel companies can avoid refunds.

OP’s posts: |
purplecorkheart Sat 26-Sep-20 09:34:10

Honestly if the roles were reversed how would you feel with him doing the same?

zafferana Sat 26-Sep-20 09:37:43

I have no idea what view the court will take OP, but I'd just let it play out. I realise the rules are a bit stricter in Scotland, but if you are actually allowed to go by the government, then you are allowed to go. The court will follow the law, not someone else's personal preferences. You ARE allowed to travel to Spain, Portugal, France, etc as long as you follow the rules.

ScottishMum2014 Sat 26-Sep-20 11:46:59

This is my view too. I have a very controlling ex partner and as long as it does not affect him or his contact I don’t see it being anything other than a personal choice

OP’s posts: |
Tootletum Sat 26-Sep-20 11:49:35

Is there no rebooking option? I don't want to go anywhere at all atm because I can't bear the whole circus, but if you want to go because you'll otherwise lose the booking, seems reasonable.

Aveena Mon 28-Sep-20 06:48:20

We have covid travel insurance. There government line is currently ‘we advise against travel’ but it is not illegal to travel

I’m not talking about Covid and I know it’s legal to travel - I mean more about what if one of you falls down the stairs, is in an RTA etc. I thought most travel insurance won’t pay out if the FCO or equivalent are advising against all but essential travel to your destination? Have you checked the policy wording?

ScottishMum2014 Mon 28-Sep-20 13:08:26

Aveena

*We have covid travel insurance. There government line is currently ‘we advise against travel’ but it is not illegal to travel*

I’m not talking about Covid and I know it’s legal to travel - I mean more about what if one of you falls down the stairs, is in an RTA etc. I thought most travel insurance won’t pay out if the FCO or equivalent are advising against all but essential travel to your destination? Have you checked the policy wording?

Yes there are a number of insurance providers offering 'covid travel policies'
travelinsurance.insurefor.com/travel/quote

www.which.co.uk/news/2020/09/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-your-travel-insurance/

We have taken out an additional policy., Also, our airline has provided additional cover.

OP’s posts: |

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in