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edited 22 August 2021 at 11:06PM in Coronavirus travel help & info
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“Be prepared for your plans to change
No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
Plan ahead and make sure you:
I now know the answer to the question I asked and shall relay it here in case its of any use to anyone - at least for the country I was in at the time which was Germany. The person taking the test said that if the result was positive I would receive information in my email that would explain I needed to quarantine for 14 days and it would also come with a list of hotels I would need to check into. Assume I would pay but didn't ask that.
Altogether quite a relief that things appear quite well organised there. God knows what would happen to a visitor in the UK.
Anyway, I suggest you definitely take out Covid travel insurance and check that it covers you for this eventuality.
Some countries like Spain also have arrangements for this kind of thing. You won't be left on your own to make arrangements anywhere in Europe.
I took out insurance that JET2 was offering and it was all taken care of if the test turned out positive.
But anyway, in reality, if you are double-vaccinated, the possibility of a positive test are miniscule. Just take the usual precautions (wear mask, avoid busy places etc) and enjoy your holiday. Don't worry about this.
If you say which bank someone may be able to research/ confirm it for you.
If it were positive I’d do it daily until it was negative then present myself. I’d make my own arrangements to self-isolate during that time.