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Three in four Brits still plan to travel despite coronavirus

Three in four Brits still plan to travel despite the coronavirus.

A study by Holiday Extras found that most people who have had to cancel their trips have done so because they have been forced to rather than out of choice.

A total of 75 per cent of people on average plan to complete their next overseas trip whilst this number increases to 83 per cent for those over 40 and 91 per cent for those over 60.

Seamus McCauley, editor in chief at Holiday Extras, said: "People, especially those in vulnerable categories, are right to be cautious about the risks of the virus and to heed the excellent advice of doctors and other experts. There's understandable concern in our industry about the impact of coronavirus on people's travel plans, so we wanted to understand how concerned UK travellers were in light of the information they're receiving, and help them make informed travel decisions. The UK government is advising against all travel, or all but essential travel, to those destinations which have seen the most significant outbreaks of the virus - mainland China, parts of South Korea and parts of northern Italy. But with travel continuing unrestricted to the rest of the world, it's helpful to see how travel plans are being affected by news of the virus. Clearly the majority of UK travellers are sticking to their plans to head overseas, and the majority of those who have cancelled their plans have been forced to do so."

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