New scheme lets you swap a holiday you can't use for one you can

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Even though our choice of countries to visit in 2020 is a bit more limited than it would be in a normal year – as you can only go on holiday to one destination at a time, you don’t need to let that get in the way of your getaway.

Holiday Extras, the UK market leader in holiday extras such as airport parking, airport hotels and lounges, has developed a useful online tool, the ‘Holiday Swap Shop’, that advises on the best alternatives available for holidaymakers to enjoy a truly hassle-free holiday.

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Helping travellers to look on the bright side, this useful tool suggests a selection of sunshine swaps that are still ‘open’ - click here for details.

So, if you’ve booked a break to a destination that has since been added to the quarantine list at the last minute, this guide is here to prove that your holiday is still possible.

Whether switching to a UK based holiday or finding a quarantine-free alternative overseas, the guide compares the possible choices available, alongside any precautions you might need to take.

As many parents use October half-term to catch some winter sun, the travel brand has also created a guide to help those who don’t want to keep the kids off school for two weeks in self-isolation.

With recommendations on where to go to avoid quarantines at both ends, and catch some sun before winter settles in, click here.

Seamus McCauley, editor-in-chief at Holiday Extras, commented: “For British holidaymakers whose winter sun getaways have been cancelled, we’re here to say that you can still book a hassle-free trip to plenty of destinations.

“With much confusion on where is or isn’t ‘open’, our guide provides an easy and accessible way to understand what possibilities are available.

“If the place you’d normally visit is closed, don’t worry – you only go on holiday to one country at a time.

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“And last week our government opened more Greek islands and didn’t take any countries off, so things are finally moving in the right direction.

“And for your holiday extras like airport parking, lounges and hotels, any free cancellation booking made with us can be changed free of charge so if your plans change again, you can be sure you can change your extras too.”