What to Do If You're Worried About Going on Holiday Abroad

Recent news stories from abroad may have left you feeling a little bit worried about going on holiday this summer. If you’re feeling scared that something bad might happen while you’re on holiday read our advice to help ease your worries.

Chat to a parent, carer or friend

It’s always good to talk through your worries with someone you trust. They may be able to put your mind at ease or suggest a solution. If you’re not sure where to start, try writing down everything that is worrying you, that way you’ll make sure you don’t miss anything out during your chat.

Read the news

Before you go on your holiday keep an eye on news reports – they might tell you the safest places to visit abroad. The UK Government have some useful foreign travel advice which includes information on safety and security, terrorism, health, and natural disasters.

Take out travel insurance

Before you head off on holiday, buy some travel insurance which could cover you if you need to return home in the case of an emergency. Different travel insurance packages cover you for different things so make sure you read the small print.

Check your cancellation policy

If you’ve already book a holiday and are certain that you no longer want to go, chat to your airline or travel agent about their cancellation policies and make sure there are no hidden costs if you cancel your holiday. If you’ve booked a holiday in an area now thought to be high risk, your travel company will likely be very helpful in making other arrangements for you.

What could you do instead?

If you do decide to cancel your holiday, you can still make the most of the summer; lots of people decide to holiday at home nowadays. Make sure you check out all the different things to do in your local area to make sure you have an action packed summer!

And remember…

The chances of anything bad happening while you are on holiday are very slim. Whether you decide to stay at home or go abroad, stay safe and enjoy yourself!

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