Things are changing almost every day, so we can’t say how things will pan out. Only you can decide whether to pay for the rest of your trip or not.
Things to think about:
If you don’t pay the balance
You probably won’t get your deposit back. But your deposit is all you’ll lose. Because it is your decision to cancel at this stage, then it’s unlikely that you’ll get your deposit back.
See the ‘You would like to cancel your trip’ section on this page for more information, including the reasons why you could be eligible for a refund.
If you pay the balance and travel
This is the best outcome for everyone. If the government lifts travel limits and your trip goes ahead as planned, neither you nor the travel provider loses out. However, if your holiday isn’t as expected due to restrictions when you get there, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to make a claim for compensation.
If you pay the balance but don’t travel
It depends why you weren’t able to travel. The rest of this page sets out the reasons why you might not travel, as well as your options.
But keep in mind, if you make a travel insurance claim at the end of the process, you will be covered in full (less any excess and recoverable costs). If you have paid for any of the balance of your trip on a credit card, the whole balance payable to that provider will be covered under section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act.