Exceptional travel advisory notice
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises British people against all non-essential travel worldwide. This advice takes effect immediately and applies initially for a period of 30 days.
We are now looking into the many possibilities
- Postponing the event until mid – October (Date TBC)
This will obviously take some co-ordination, and we are speaking with everyone to day to get an actual date. (We have looked at the airlines & you will be able to move your flight dates without a fee)
- Moving your booking to 2021
This is an option we can offer you today if you wish.
Our office is closed for 14 days due to the virus but we will be working from home from Thursday so will try to answer your queries.
Please Please bear with us, as we do not have all the answers yet and this is an ever developing situation.
We are following guidelines set out by the FCO & the Government
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions. All countries may restrict travel without notice.
What to do Now!
- contact your airline,
- get in touch with your insurance provider
- continue to follow the NHS coronavirus guidance
But please feel free to e-mail us, but also can we also ask you to please be patient as it may take a few days before we can respond.
The Health and safety is and always will be our first concern
Thank you so much for your patients and understanding at this really difficult time for us all.
And thank you so much for all of you who have sent kind messages of support, it really means the world at this very difficult time.
I will keep you updated as soon as I get the information
Cover for coronavirus cancellation – what each insurer says
We’ve asked a number of big insurers what their policies are on coronavirus due to cancellation. The full results of what they told us on Tuesday 3 March are in the table below – though use it only as a rough guide, as it will vary by policy and change over time. If in doubt, check your cover directly with your insurer.
Which insurers will cover you if your travel is affected by coronavirus?
|Scenario||Is my policy valid if I travel when the FCO advises against all but essential travel?||If the FCO advises against travel after I’ve bought the policy, can I get travel/accommodation costs back?||If there’s no FCO warning and my flight’s cancelled, can I claim back hotel and other costs (eg, car hire)?||If there’s no FCO warning and my hotel’s cancelled, can I claim back flight and other costs (eg, car hire)?|
|AA(1)||Only if your travel’s essential||Yes||Only if you have travel disruption cover||Only if you have a policy with the level of cover to cancel or cut short a trip in the event of a catastrophe|
|Aviva||Yes||Only with travel disruption add-on||Yes||No|
|Axa||Only if your travel’s essential||Yes||Only if you have travel disruption cover||Depends on circumstances|
|Churchill||Yes||Yes||Depends on circumstances||Yes|
|Co-op||Only if your travel’s essential||Yes||Yes||No|
|Direct Line||Yes||Yes||Depends on circumstances||Yes|
|Halifax||Only if your travel’s essential||Yes||Yes||Depends on circumstances|
|Leisure Guard (2)||Only if your travel’s essential||Yes||No||No|
|LV||Only if your travel’s essential||Only with the Premier policy||Only with the Premier policy||No|
|Nationwide||Yes||Yes||Depends on circumstances||Yes|
|Planet Earth||Only if your travel’s essential||Yes||Yes||No|
|Virgin Money||Yes||Yes||Depends on policy||Case-by-case basis|