Covid-19 Causes Complete Holiday Chaos

Earlier in the month of December 2021, the UK government made travel regulations tighter in order to try and stop the Covid-19 Omicron variant from spreading, and these regulations will now remain in force until at least the end of January 2022.

At the moment, if you are travelling into the UK, you must show evidence of a negative test, and then you must also take two PCR tests within two days of arrival in the UK. You will also need to self-isolate until you have been notified of a negative result. It is looking extremely unlikely that the UK government will ease or even lift these restrictions, when the next travel review is held on 5th January, 2022.

People in the travel industry have informed the newspapers that because the current travel restrictions will be staying in place until the end of January, it would be a total disaster for some travel firms. Many British tourists would now be abandoning their bookings for their annual winter sun holidays to places like Florida in the USA, or for their annual trips to the ski slopes in places like Switzerland which is closer to home, and which does not make them sit for hours in a plane along with 200 other passengers. It is also the time of year when people are all excited about making plans for their annual summer holidays.

At this time of the year, travellers would normally be getting all excited, making plans to go away on holiday. They would normally be happily looking forward to getting away and going somewhere, on a ship or in an aeroplane, but now instead they are faced with uncertainty, and expensive travel tests, and they will be quite anxious about not knowing whether they can actually book to travel to their chosen destination.

Thousands of trips overseas have been cancelled during the festive Christmas and New Year period this year due to Covid-19 restrictions imposed by the country to where people are travelling. One particular winter ski holiday company cancelled all their trips to Austria which were going to leave the UK on Monday, 27th December, which was when Austria brought in tougher entry requirements due to the Omicron variant.

Austria said that arrivals to Austria from the UK would have to quarantine for 10 days from Saturday, 25th December unless they were fully vaccinated and could show the results of a negative result from a recent PCR test. They also cancelled holidays to Austria on Monday, 27th December, because the tests for those holidays would have to be taken on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. They said they knew that travellers would find that last-minute testing can be very challenging, especially on these two particular days. Because of limited availability to book the test nationwide, Austria was aware that most of their customers would not have been able to meet this new requirement to travel, and they apologized for the disappointment that those people would be experiencing. Customers who were affected in this way were being offered a full refund within 14 days, along with an incentive to re-book. However, travellers who were due to travel from the UK to Austria on the 1st or 8th January, would be able to change their plans without paying a re-booking fee, until Wednesday, 29th December.

Travel firms experienced a great amount of bookings for winter sports holidays in Austria, after France had introduced a travel ban on UK holidaymakers from 15th December.

One particular cruise company cancelled four sailings from the UK by one of its ships due to the pandemic restrictions across Europe. The cruises, which were due to depart from Southampton in Hampshire on 21st and 28th December, and 4th and 11th January, were on schedule to call at France, Germany and The Netherlands. Now, The Netherlands has been put into lockdown until the middle of January, while Germany and France both currently ban UK tourists from travelling to them.

A travel writer has said that huge disruptions to people’s travel plans over Christmas and New Year, will remind everyone that if anyone is booking a trip overseas during the current pandemic, they will suffer from a significant risk of losing some or even all of their money. Anyone who definitely wants to book a holiday, should therefore select a provider who has a reliable booking policy, or they should choose a package holiday as these are better protected financially. An experienced traveller will find that a good travel insurance policy will carry on being absolutely essential, and they will continue to book available holidays, whether to Austria or New York, with a credit card because these would give them further travel protection.

Hypnosis is a safe, natural and very relaxing way of learning how to stop yourself over-worrying becoming very stressed when you want to, or have to, travel somewhere. You will find a hypnosis session, whether it is online or in person, will be extremely relaxing and comforting. Once you have become extremely relaxed, the hypnotist will be able to gain access to your subconscious mind, whereupon they will give it a totally new set of instructions to follow which will enable you to travel carefully and fearlessly. Of course you will still need to be cautious regarding Covid-19 and the Delta and Omicron variants, and you will still need to take any lateral flow tests or PCR tests, and follow all your government’s travel rules, but hypnosis will remove any unnecessary worries that you might have about going on a journey. Hypnosis will automatically fill you to the brim with a wonderful sense of ease, comfort and total peace of mind. At the end of your hypnosis session, you will be fully wakened, and you will find yourself feeling fully relaxed, incredibly amazing and absolutely wonderful.

And now I would also like to add a few words about a mental health condition known as “travel anxiety”. This is when someone becomes anxious about anything to do with travelling, whether they are being driven in a car down a main road, or they are about to board a huge great cruise liner, or even if they are already sitting very comfortably on a crowded plane. The anxiety might suddenly hit them out of the blue and they could become very panicky. Hypnosis would be extremely useful in these kinds of situations, because it would slow their breathing down and it would help them to become steady and calm again, and fully able to continue with their carefully planned journey. Hypnosis can be very useful indeed in many travel situations.

If you would like to know more about hypnosis generally, or about how hypnosis works, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 07904 605344, and then we can have a friendly chat about how we can help you with hypnosis, whether it is concerning travel anxiety or any other problem that you may have.