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AIBU to ask whether you have cancelled or postponed travel/holiday due to Coronavirus

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croon979 Tue 25-Feb-20 07:22:39

Up until this weekend I was relatively relaxed about Coronavirus. However, I was due to go to Dublin with work this week for a conference and my organization (global business) has temporarily banned attendance at conferences and all non- essential business travel due to Coronavirus.

It has caused me to read up a bit more about it and I am feeling a bit more anxious about it all. I am a chronic asthmatic very prone to chest infections which usually result in one hospital visit a year.

I am meant to be going to Lanzarote with my family including mum, brother, my husband and children for holiday in early April, a little over a month away. I see there is now a confirmed case in Tenerife!

I mentioned to my family that we may need to keep an eye on it and could need to cancel postpone if things escalate. Most thought this was an overreaction. Maybe it is. I wasn’t saying we definitely should but just wanted to put on their radar that we may need to.

Has anyone else postponed travel or holiday plans in light of this virus?

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ChardonnaysDistantCousin Tue 25-Feb-20 07:23:57

I'm hesitating to book a trip a had been planning for mid April.

StylishMummy Tue 25-Feb-20 07:24:15

I'm also a severe asthmatic with chronic lung disease, the cases in Europe as really starting to scare me, as we're in the most vulnerable group of people.

36degrees Tue 25-Feb-20 07:27:42

There is an Italian family at DD's school who cancelled their visit home this week specifically due to Coronavirus.

croon979 Tue 25-Feb-20 07:49:00

Yes it is the Europe element now making me nervous. Friends of mine have cancelled a holiday they had planned to make to Dubai which I think is understandable.

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Titsywoo Tue 25-Feb-20 07:51:26

No i haven't. I had a weekend in brighton booked and we still went.

Kateplaysrugbyinmydreams Tue 25-Feb-20 07:52:34

Dh's company won't let anybody go overseas either.

CallmeAngelina Tue 25-Feb-20 07:54:16

Anyone know where we stand on travel insurance cover if we cancel?

Happycamper78 Tue 25-Feb-20 07:58:09

We are due to be going to Rome for the rugby on 14 March. Not sure we will be going or where we stand cancelling. Keeping an eye on news!

Samcarpy92 Tue 25-Feb-20 07:59:31

@CallmeAngelina you'll get nothing.

RC000 Tue 25-Feb-20 08:01:13

We are due to go to Greece in May and I made sure we have 'pandemic protection' in our insurance. Cost a small fortune but sadly think highly likely travel will be banned? I hope I'm wrong.

liv10 Tue 25-Feb-20 08:04:01

So far we still are planning trips for the summer and will be going on ski holidays in Austria next week. We aren't set to fly anywhere until July so I'm hoping it's all pretty much resolved itself by then.

Samcarpy92 Tue 25-Feb-20 08:04:13

@RC000 once we get out the winter the tiny amount of cases will drop even further. Flu viruses dont like warmer damp air

ShatnersWig Tue 25-Feb-20 08:05:54

I haven't had a holiday other than a couple of weekends in the UK for eight years. This year I'd decided to go away properly (I hate going abroad solo), saved up to do two holidays and this happens. I've not booked anything yet but I need to book time off work. I foresee the usual spending my time off work sitting in the garden.

liv10 Tue 25-Feb-20 08:06:02

We're also set to go to Tuscany in May and if it's under quarantine we won't but hopefully it won't be an issue.

croon979 Tue 25-Feb-20 08:09:55

BBC have done a piece today about travel insurance and COVID www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51615412

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HasaDigaEebowai Tue 25-Feb-20 08:11:46

There is a hotel in tenerife which has 1000 guests quarantined now due to the Italian doctor case.

Damntheman Tue 25-Feb-20 08:15:35

I took my family to Sweden last weekend but admittedly it's quite far north in Sweden and there haven't been any known cases there yet. Also only a 3 hour drive so not really a problem to cancel if we'd needed to. Have UK flights booked for the summer, I hadn't considered the possibility of cancelling really. But I guess we'll see where the situation is at by then.

HulksPurplePanties Tue 25-Feb-20 08:15:52

While I live in Dubai, so can't avoid here. I just paid for my flights to Spain and the Canary Islands for end of March/beginning of April today, so they will have to ground all flights before they stop me from going on holiday!

Doobigetta Tue 25-Feb-20 08:16:39

I’m due to go to Italy in three weeks. Not the affected area, but I would assume they won’t be able to contain it to that region. We’ll go unless the Foreign Office advises against it, because otherwise we won’t get a refund on the incredibly expensive flights. And I want to go, anyway. There are always flu viruses around. Life goes on.

Coolcucumber2020 Tue 25-Feb-20 08:19:16

I have a couple of short flights and an early holiday to a family holiday camp. Aargh! All in the uk though.

Not sure what to do. Holiday camp is going to be a breeding ground. Do I go but keep kids out of children’s clubs?

It still seems pretty low at the moment.

Letsnotargue Tue 25-Feb-20 08:22:05

I’m going to South-East Asia in 4 weeks. It’s the holiday of a lifetime and has been booked forever. If the plane is still going, I’ll be on it.

Ofalltheginjoints Tue 25-Feb-20 08:26:09

We’re going to Malta next week, still going unless the flight is cancelled but there haven’t been any confirmed cases in Malta although they are introducing testing at the airport on arrival

puds11 Tue 25-Feb-20 08:28:31

I booked a holiday in April before any of this kicked off and am really uncertain about it now. We’re taking my 10month DD

Caramel78 Tue 25-Feb-20 08:28:31

Going to Tuscany in September so hopefully the warmer weather will have dampened the spread of it down

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