Two-thirds of Britons would be prepared to take an approved Covid vaccine if it meant they could travel internationally, new research has shown.
A study of 2,000 UK adults between 24 and 26 November by Opinium Research found 65% would take a vaccine that had passed “all necessary tests”.
The poll, for travel insurance firm battleface, also found only 29% were “likely” to travel in early 2021. However, this figure increased to 44% from July next year onwards.
Among those planning to travel, there was a heavy majority – 78% – of those opting to travel within Europe. Among the 22% planning to go outside Europe, the US and Australia were the most popular choices.
In addition, 24% of all those polled said they would go ahead with a trip even if the government advised against travel to a destination once they had booked.
Sasha Gainullin, battleface chief executive said: “When travelling internationally, it’s vital that travellers continue to check travel advisories and seek the right travel insurance to the destination they are travelling to.
“Many destinations are now requiring travellers to have the right type of travel insurance before entering the country.”