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BridgettJ Tue 04-Aug-20 17:40:33

Booked 6 flights to Spain, leaving tomorrow. This was when you could travel.

It's via Ryanair and the advice is to now not travel. Can I get a refund. Or not even bother contesting it?

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Uhoh2020 Tue 04-Aug-20 17:57:00

You can only get a refund if your flight has been cancelled by the airline. If the flight is still scheduled to fly its a case of fly or lose it. If you got travel insurance when you booked them it might be worth seeing if you can claim through that but I wouldn't hold out much hope.

BridgettJ Tue 04-Aug-20 17:57:58

No insurance for those flights.

Flights are cancelled. Think we may just all go! Rather than lose the money!

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BridgettJ Tue 04-Aug-20 17:58:15

Aren't *

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BillieEilish Tue 04-Aug-20 18:01:35

Where are you going in Spain? Where are you staying?

BridgettJ Tue 04-Aug-20 18:04:19

The Balearics, staying in a hotel

34 cases in the place we are staying for the last month!!! Less than England!!!

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BridgettJ Tue 04-Aug-20 18:04:42

Think I'll just quarantine for 2 weeks

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BunsyGirl Tue 04-Aug-20 18:12:19

As you would be travelling against FCO advice, you would need to make sure you get specialist travel insurance to cover you.

Savoretti Tue 04-Aug-20 18:25:40

You may be able to change the flights at no extra cost - and go next year for example, or exchange and fly somewhere else. That’s what EasyJet offered

BillieEilish Tue 04-Aug-20 18:30:47

Many less cases than the UK. (I live in Spain) my friend has just got a flight today (I won't be meeting her though... no way)

I think you'll be fine TBH. Barcelona no.

Face masks are non negotiable and it is very hot indeed.

Mammaaof Tue 04-Aug-20 18:31:57

Is the hotel even still open?

Uhoh2020 Tue 04-Aug-20 18:32:05

If it was me and we could all quarantine when we got home I'd be on that flight

Piggywaspushed Tue 04-Aug-20 18:33:11

Are you 100% sure the hotel is open and expecting you??

Have you no insurance for the actual holiday??

brastrapbroken Tue 04-Aug-20 18:33:51

You would rather go to Spain and risk Covid than lose a bit of money?

This has got to be one of the most bizarre way of thinking. Save the rest of the money you would have spent and stay safe.

itsgettingweird Tue 04-Aug-20 18:34:16

BridgettJ

The Balearics, staying in a hotel

34 cases in the place we are staying for the last month!!! Less than England!!!


Yet 29 more cases than my town in England has had in same time period.
That's population of 120k.

So if that's 34 cases on island rather than just a town it's does make a difference. And I wouldn't be basing my decision on solely that.

If you can go, think you can distance safely, will be happy to wear masks as expected out there and can quarantine them I don't see why you shouldn't go.

But make sure whatever insurance you have will cover what you need should you need it.

Piggywaspushed Tue 04-Aug-20 18:34:37

You also need to consider that your return flight could be cancelled or altered. Then what??

HairyFloppins Tue 04-Aug-20 18:35:52

I have heard Battleface will insure you to go to Spain when it's against FCO advice. Don't know how good they are though.

Sharpandshineyteeth Tue 04-Aug-20 18:35:59

The risk in Balearic Islands is less than England. I would go and quarantine after. The U.K. may lift the quarantine anyway soon

brastrapbroken Tue 04-Aug-20 18:36:39

Sorry, ignore me. I posted based on the OP. Hadn't seen the further information re the are.

itsgettingweird Tue 04-Aug-20 18:37:02

BillieEilish

Many less cases than the UK. (I live in Spain) my friend has just got a flight today (I won't be meeting her though... no way)

I think you'll be fine TBH. Barcelona no.

Face masks are non negotiable and it is very hot indeed.


Mainland Spain and U.K. had fairly equal numbers of cases past 24 hours.

Spain's population is 46.8 compared to U.K. population of 67.4.

So I wouldn't be thinking Spain is safer.

Canaries and Balearics seem safer and I do agree with tourism sector that it's odd they were added too. But afaik the reasoning is that it's the next 2-3 weeks the Spaniards tend to do domestic travel for holidays and so risk was there.

Piggywaspushed Tue 04-Aug-20 18:38:23

Didn't Spain have 5000 cases today??

AldiAisleofCrap Tue 04-Aug-20 18:38:44

You booked a holiday with no insurance?

ineedaholidaynow Tue 04-Aug-20 18:40:00

If you had insurance you might have been able to claim. Why did you not have insurance, this is what insurance is for?

HairyFloppins Tue 04-Aug-20 18:41:34

I think some of Spain's cases may include antibody tests for past cases? Correct me if I am wrong though.

BillieEilish Tue 04-Aug-20 18:44:01

That's why I asked where she was going! There are local lockdowns everywhere. Not where she is going though.

There are local lockdowns in the UK if I'm not mistaken?

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