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Simon Calder
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Friday 05 November 2021 17:15 GMT
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Travel may be opening back up again, with the rules simplified somewhat as of this Monday, 4 October, but there’s still a web of complex restrictions to contend with before you can jet off on holiday.

Travellers venturing abroad must identify the requirements of their destination, assess Foreign Office advice and the effect that may have on travel insurance cover, and organise the complicated series of tests and documentation required to return to the UK – even from a “safe” country on the “ROW” (Rest of World) list.

Will quarantine-free status be bestowed on more countries as the red list continues to evolve? What are travellers’ rights? And how do the laws of the four nations of the UK interact?

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