Exceptional travel advisory notice

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

NHS UK

FOREIGN COMMONWEALTH OFFICE ADVICE

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL DISRUPTION

 

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

 

  1. 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)

 

  1. 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!

  1. contact your airline,
  2. get in touch with your insurance provider
  3. 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

 

Thanks

Vivy

 

 

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

NHS UK

FOREIGN COMMONWEALTH OFFICE ADVICE

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL DISRUPTION

 

 

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
Admiral No Yes Yes No
Allianz Assistance No No No No
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
Coverwise No Yes No No
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
Post Office No Maybe Maybe No
Virgin Money Yes Yes Depends on policy Case-by-case basis