Martin Lewis issues 10 important travel checks ahead of going abroad

by 24britishtvMay 5, 2022, 10 a.m. 12
-

Under Schengen area rules, passports must be less than 10 years old on the day you enter and be valid for at least three months after the day you plan to leave.

If you need to renew your passport you should do this as soon as possible as there are long processing delays right now, with the Home Office warning that passport renewals could take up to ten weeks.

If you do have to pay for cancellation, then tally up whether you would still save money if you take into account the cancellation fee compared to the new price.

If you have an existing EHIC, it will remain valid until the expiry date runs out. After this, you will need to apply for a GHIC card.

6. Check if you need a Covid test

You no longer need to test when returning to the UK but you still need to check what the rules are for your holiday destination.

7. Check if you need to pay for a seat

Mr Lewis warned how a family of four could pay up to £240 extra to guarantee they sit together on return flights, but some airlines including easyJet and Norwegian will allow you to sit together for free - providing you wait until you check in.

He said: "We can find August car hire for around £35/day in various Spanish destinations."Our guess from previous patterns would be that if you leave it to much nearer the day, that could rise to as high as £80."

Most car hire firms will include basic insurance when you lease a vehicle from them, but some may try to sell you "excess" cover when you pick up the car - costing up to £25 per day.

-

Related Articles

HOT TRENDS

Explainer: Why monkeypox cases are spreading in Europe, US

by 24britishtvMay 19, 2022, 2:40 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Line-up for Queen Platinum Jubilee concert and how to watch the event

by 24britishtvMay 19, 2022, 2 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Why should Idrissa Gueye have to wear a rainbow shirt? | The Spectator

by 24britishtvMay 19, 2022, 11:40 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Bundesliga trading card, NFT deals to generate $179 million yearly

by 24britishtvMay 19, 2022, 10:20 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Taylor Swift talks incredible 'gift' during career high moment

by 24britishtvMay 19, 2022, 9:01 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Who is iO Tillet Wright?

by 24britishtvMay 19, 2022, 9:01 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Report: Northampton 0-1 Stags

by 24britishtvMay 19, 2022, 9:01 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

The outsider who came of age in Europa League run

by 24britishtvMay 19, 2022, 9:01 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Far-Right Rep. Madison Cawthorn Loses NC Primary

by 24britishtvMay 19, 2022, 9:01 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Heartbreak for fans as Rangers lose Europa final in Seville

by 24britishtvMay 19, 2022, 9:01 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Derry Girls finale review – absolutely cracker

by 24britishtvMay 19, 2022, 9:01 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Andalusian Passion: The Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan

by 24britishtvMay 19, 2022, 8:40 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

China Eastern plane crash likely intentional, US reports say

by 24britishtvMay 19, 2022, 8:40 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Farewell to “Derry Girls”, a masterful comedy about the Troubles

by 24britishtvMay 19, 2022, 8:40 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Rangers and Frankfurt fans clash in Seville ahead of Europa League final

by 24britishtvMay 19, 2022, 8:40 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Three cheers for three Chers? The Cher Show reviewed

by 24britishtvMay 18, 2022, 10:40 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

How Derry Girls failed Clare with that season 3 twist

by 24britishtvMay 18, 2022, 8 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

‘Blood rain’ Saharan dust cloud headed for UK

by 24britishtvMay 18, 2022, 8 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Heartstopper star Joe Locke wants cast to do Celebrity Bake Off

by 24britishtvMay 18, 2022, 7 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Eric Clapton cancels shows after testing positive for Covid

by 24britishtvMay 18, 2022, 7 p.m.2