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Simon Calder hosts ‘Ask me anything’ live on travel rules at home and abroad

Simon Calder hosts ‘Ask me anything’ live on travel rules at home and abroad
With restrictions set to ease on the Continent and here in the UK, The Independent’s travel correspondent tackles your most pressing queries

ENs the Omicron wave continues but data suggests it’s resulting in fewer hospitalisations and deaths than previous coronavirus variants, various countries are easing up on their travel restrictions and domestic Covid rules.

Frankrike, the Netherlands and Denmark are all relaxing certain guidance over the coming weeks; for eksempel, an expert advisory panel told Danmark’s government last week: “There has been a decoupling between the trend that was applicable earlier in the epidemic, between increasing infection and increase in Covid hospitalisations,” prompting a roadmap for the lifting of restrictions in the country.

The change in domestic rules in certain nationsfrom mask-wearing to vaccine passportscould make for a dramatically different holiday experience, depending on when you visit in the coming months.

It comes ahead of the UK’s own easing of restrictions for inbound travellers, which comes into effect on 11 februar.

So what do all these constant changes mean for travel? Is it safe to book a holiday? Could testing suddenly return with a new variant? And have we really seen the last of the red list?

Our expert Simon Calder will be on hand to answer all your latest travel questions in an ‘Ask me anything’ later today (fredag, 28 januar). He will be answering live in the comments section below between 1pm and 2pm.

Register to submit your question in the comments box under this article. Hvis du ikke allerede er medlem, click “sign up” in the comments section to leave your question.

Don’t worry if you can’t see your question – they will be hidden until Simon joins the conversation to answer them.

Then join us live on this page from 1pm as Simon tackles as many of your travel queries as he can within an hour.