Survey finds Brits ignore travel warnings

Survey finds Brits ignore travel warnings

53% of those asked would ignore Foreign Office warning for holiday

53% of those asked would ignore Foreign Office warning for holiday

Would you ignore a government warning?
Would you ignore a government warning?

A survey has found that over half of British holidaymakers would ignore travel warnings from the Government’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

The survey, which conducted by sunshine.co.uk, also revealed that three quarters of those asked did not check to see if there was a warning out about the destination they were visiting.

Of the 1,962 Brits that were asked, 53% said they would still go ahead with their holiday, even if there was a warning out.

Sunshine.co.uk managing director Chris Clarkson told the Daily Telegraph:  “I was shocked to see that many Britons don’t bother to check advice that’s been issued, as it should be part and parcel of the holiday bookings process, especially if you’re planning to go somewhere off the beaten track.

“The Foreign Office issues travel warnings for a reason. Britons wishing to remain safe and enjoy a hassle-free trip overseas should always check the FO website for advice and base their travel plans around what they find.”

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