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Fionola Meredith

Hard-working families should not be branded as selfish for wanting a few days in the sun

Fionola Meredith


It's up to each individual to weigh up the current risks and rewards of foreign travel, says Fionola Meredith

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Caution is advisable, but the decision over holidaying abroad is down to the individual

Caution is advisable, but the decision over holidaying abroad is down to the individual

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Caution is advisable, but the decision over holidaying abroad is down to the individual

Last week, it was officially okay to go on holiday to Spain. This week, as holidaymakers return from Spanish resorts, all sun-bronzed and sandy, they'll be sent straight into self-isolation, with no sick pay.

Nice homecoming.

Meanwhile, if people cancel a planned trip to Spain, they risk losing the entire cost of their holiday, since many travel insurers won't cover the expense.