If your flight home has been affected by the travel ban, await further details from your airline. If it offers a refund, be cautious: if you accept a refund from your airline or cancel your own flight, you are ending the airline’s responsibility to get you home.
Yesterday, an estimated 200 flights from UK airports were cancelled, according to data from FlightRadar24 – and that number looks set to rise today, with more countries having imposed bans on UK travellers.
23 of the 27 EU member states have now closed their borders to Britons. Rory Boland of Which? Travel advises: “Wait until the European Union meeting [later today], and then we should know how long these bans will last. It may be that they are extended, or it may be that the EU comes up with a testing solution. But it’s really crucial that you don’t cancel [your flight] yourself, because then you surrender your rights.”