NY-LON wrote:On a different but related note (although apologies in advance if this has already be discussed), I am wondering if anyone has an opinion on what might happen to FCDO advice. Everyone has been focusing on DfT list, but the FCDO has a separate list that drives whether travel insurance companies will cover you. So you could have a situation where a country is amber, but you really still can't travel even if you are willing to quarantine on return.
I ask because I am scheduled to go to Hawaii on the 10th of June (which I can do as a US citizen). If the FCDO advice doesn't change by then, in theory we won't be able to get travel insurance. If I was just going to visit my parents I would risk it, but travelling around Hawaii without insurance is another matter entirely
However, I have also read that the FCDO may change its approach and align its advice with the traffic light system by the 17th of May.
I suspect no-one knows for sure, but curious if anyone has any speculation at what might happen?
All you can do is contact your travel insurance company and ask. It is possible to get cover for countries where the FCO advises against all travel, though probably not as widely available as normal travel insurance, plus they will probably take a dim view if they weren't notified of your plans.
The focus on the DfT's list is because it determines what testing and quarantine periods apply. The FCO not placing any travel restrictions counts for nothing if the DfT decide the COVID situation in that country warrants it being placed on the amber or red lists.