As Heatwaves Scorch Europe, Should You Rethink Travelling To Italy, Spain & France?

by Shreya Ghosh
As Heatwaves Scorch Europe, Should You Rethink Travelling To Italy, Spain & France?

The summer season has always been considered as a perfect time to explore Europe but 2023 seems to be exactly the opposite. Temperature is soaring badly in many parts of the continent in this peak summer holiday season. From closing Greece’s Acropolis to tourists fainting on the streets, the heatwaves are shattering everyone’s European summer travel plans.

Is It A Good Decision To Travel To Europe Amidst Heatwaves?

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According to the predictions of the World Meteorological Organization, the heat is about to escalate in the Northern Hemisphere. The heat has intensified in bustling touristy destinations such as Italy, France, Greece, Spain, and more. If you are wondering if you should travel to Europe at such times, then we have a few details to share with you. You can make up your mind by reading about the present weather conditions.

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According to a report by LiveMint, destinations such as Croatia, Montenegro, Southern Bosnia, Spain, and Serbia are being issued heatwave red alerts. Italy is one of the most affected countries where the temperature is exceeding rapidly with red alerts in more than 20 cities.

If you are travelling to any of these places in the upcoming few days, stay very hydrated and take care of your health really well. Try staying in your hotels during most times of the daytime.

Is It Possible To Cancel The Trip Now & Get A Refund?

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Tourists from different corners of the world are now cancelling their holidays to different parts of Europe. Some are even making some changes in their dates of travelling. But can these travellers claim a refund for all these? Charges for cancelling bookings and holidays in the continent’s touristy destinations are currently a lot. At the present moment, companies are charging 90 to 100 per cent for any last-minute trip cancellations, according to a report by EuroNews.

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Countries in Europe are not the only places where the temperature is soaring to such an extent. There are many destinations where the temperature is above 40°C and tourists explore these places all the time. Many travel companies are now giving this as a reason to not pay a hefty refund to the visitors.

Do you have any plans to travel to Europe this year?

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