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Articles Consumer 19th May 2020

COVID-19 – Travel & Holiday Claims amid a Global Lockdown

Henderson Chambers alerter by Reanne MacKenzie and Christopher Adams.

The world-wide lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic will have an unprecedented financial impact, not only on businesses in all areas of the economy but also on consumers. Public gatherings are banned or strictly limited and events have been cancelled or postponed. Future travel plans remain uncertain, with the borders of many other countries remaining closed to travellers from the UK and strict 14-day quarantine measures set to be imposed on those entering the UK from the end of May. Many companies are refusing or delaying offering refunds to affected consumers, who may have to resort to litigation to protect their rights.

This alerter provides a broad overview of several affected areas, including package holidays, travel, holiday accommodation and events.


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