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QMY PART­NER and I are think­ing of get­ting mar­ried in Las Ve­gas in April 2022. We have had a good quote for the Vene­tian ho­tel with an ATOL-pro­tected op­er­a­tor and are about to put down the de­posit. But will travel to Amer­ica will be OK by then or would you sug­gest 2023? What about travel in­surance?

Lisa, Liver­pool.

AONE would hope that by 2022 — with world­wide Covid vac­cines pre­sum­ably well es­tab­lished — Amer­ica will have re­opened to tourists.

So no rea­son to wait an­other year. Book­ing with a com­pany hold­ing an Air Travel Or­gan­iser’s Li­cence (ATOL) is sen­si­ble; ATOLs of­fer pro­tec­tion in the un­likely event of a tour op­er­a­tor go­ing bust. But for ex­tra peace of mind, use your credit card for added cover un­der the Con­sumer Credit Act.

Re­gard­ing in­surance, per­haps wait un­til closer to your travel date as poli­cies then may of­fer wider cover re­lated to Covid. Good luck!

QMY WIFE and I hope to fly to Lan­zarote in mid-De­cem­ber. We need a neg­a­tive Covid test to be taken 72 hours prior to de­par­ture, but we fly early on a Tues­day which puts Satur­day and Sun­day within this. The cheap­est tests we can find are £120.

Surely, air­lines could or­gan­ise far cheaper tests at the air­port as I have heard re­sults can be ob­tained in about 20 min­utes? No won­der peo­ple are de­cid­ing not to travel.

Len Slade, Pre­ston.

AYOUR air­line, Jet2, has an ar­range­ment with a Covid-test part­ner that pro­vides tests for £75 within 72 hours of de­par­ture; this in­cludes a dis­count of £20 for Jet2 pas­sen­gers.

In­struc­tions are given on the ‘How to get a Covid-19 test’ page of its website, jet2.com.

A home swab can be taken and posted by ex­press delivery so the lab re­ceives it on Mon­day morn­ing and can email the re­sult that day.

We agree that i t would be won­der­ful if sim­ple 20-minute tests were avail­able at air­ports for all air­lines.

QWE BOOKED a three-week Desti­na­tion2 trip for our hon­ey­moon with two weeks in Sri Lanka and one in the Mal­dives in De­cem­ber. We paid a £1,200 de­posit but, with travel so un­pre­dictable, we did not set­tle the bal­ance. Desti­na­tion2 will not of­fer us a re­fund. Can you help?

Siob­han Mon­aghan, via email.

AUNFORTUNA­TELY, the terms and con­di­tions of your book­ing were that if you did not pay the bal­ance you would f orgo the de­posit. If you had paid the bal­ance and travel was still im­pos­si­ble to Sri Lanka — where bor­ders are closed to nonSri Lankans — you would have been el­i­gi­ble for a full re­fund in the event of the trip be­ing can­celled; which it al­most cer­tainly will be. Your con­cern about pay­ing the £10,000-plus bal­ance is un­der­stand­able. Desti­na­tion2 has of­fered a credit of sim­i­lar value for a trip in the fu­ture. Some com­pa­nies have been of­fer­ing re­funds as ges­tures of good­will in your sit­u­a­tion, in­clud­ing Azure Col­lec­tion, as re­ported in th­ese pages in Oc­to­ber, but they are un­der no obli­ga­tion to do so.

QI HAVE a holiday home in Or­lando, but there are ur­gent re­pairs to be car­ried out. Can an ex­cep­tion be made for us to travel to the U.S.? Ge­orge Drum­mond, via email.

ATHIS is ex­tremely un­likely. Only per­ma­nent res­i­dents, diplo­mats or UN staff who are not Amer­i­can cit­i­zens can cur­rently visit the U.S.; see Amer­ica’s entry re­quire­ments at gov.uk.

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IF YOU need ad­vice, the Holiday Guru is here to an­swer your ques­tions. Email them to hol­i­day­plan­ner@dai­ly­mail. co.uk — and in­clude your con­tact de­tails and ref­er­ence/book­ing num­bers if re­fer­ring to spe­cific hol­i­days. Un­for­tu­nately, we are un­able to re­ply to ev­ery en­quiry.

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A bit of a gam­ble? Las Ve­gas is fa­mous for its casi­nos — as well as its spe­cial wed­dings

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