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Travel restrictions due to COVID-19

Last updated: 30 July, 10:00

Here is our latest information and travel advice regarding the ongoing coronaviris (COVID-19) situation. 

From the 10th July, France is exempt from The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice against all non-essential international travel and if travelling from the UK, you will no longer be required to self isolate on arrival or return. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

France foreign travel advice

Our ATOL and ABTA bonding means that any package holiday booked with us is fully protected in the event that government restrictions change for the date you are due to travel.

Please see our FAQs below:

 

What is happening with my holiday?

We're now operating again, so unless you hear from us, please assume we can operate your holiday as planned. 

 

What happens if I no longer wish to travel?

If we can provide the holiday as booked but you decide you no longer wish to go, our standard terms and conditions will apply. We will always endeavour to assist our customers and it might be possible to defer your booking to later in the season or to 2021 (additional charges may apply).

If you have a specific reason for not wanting to travel and there are no FCO (Foreign &Commonwealth Office) restrictions in place, we recommend you contact your travel insurers and talk to them about whether you would be covered for cancellation under your policy.

 

If I rebook my holiday for next year, is my money financially protected?

The package holidays (flight inclusive) or flight only arrangements we sell are protected by ATOL under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number [1866]. Our accommodation-only holidays are covered by ABTA bonding, which means that the cost of your holiday is underwritten by these trade regulators and your money is protected.

 

If I travel this summer, what will my holiday be like?

There will undoubtedly be some differences in our holidays this summer, but rest assured, we have been working hard to ensure your well-earned break will be enjoyable and safe. We’ve put together the following guide which shows you how to travel safely, from the moment you arrive at the airport to stepping foot into your accommodation, and how to keep yourself and others safe while you’re away. Read our travel guide.

 

Do I need to be insured against Covid-19?

It is essential you have the correct travel insurance and that your policy covers you for medical expenses, subsistence, and repatriation if you or a member of your party contract COVID-19 during your holiday. If you took out a single trip policy or renewed an annual policy before the outbreak began in February, you should be covered but you will need to contact your insurance to check. Some insurances are allowing customers extensions on their policies to cover specifically for COVID-19. ABTA has recently launched a new insurance product and we are also aware that other insurers, including AllClear Insurance, Cover for You, Stay Sure, AXA and Trail finders, are now offering policies that specifically cover COVID-19. 
 

What happens in the event of a “Local” lockdown in the UK preventing our group, or any member of our group from travelling. Will I be entitled to a refund?

In the event of a local lock down you would not be entitled to a refund from us but if you are prevented from travelling you should be able to claim from your travel insurance provided you took out the policy before the lockdown was imposed.

In the event of a local lock down you should first check with your local authority to ascertain if the local ban prevents you from travelling abroad as some local lock downs only apply to services provided in the area affected. If you are not allowed to travel, provided you took out your insurance before any local lockdown preventing you from travelling, your policy should cover you for this eventuality. You should ensure that your insurance policy has the option of ‘Travel Disruption Extension’. 
 

What happens if there is an outbreak of COVID-19 while I am on holiday?

Should you, or anyone in your party develop any symptoms of COVID-19 whilst on holiday please inform our representative, the hotel staff (if applicable) and your insurers immediately. You will then be offered assistance and advice on the measures you will need to follow, which may differ depending on the type of accommodation you are staying i.e. a villa or a hotel.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Kerry Townsend

Sales Consultant, joined 1999

 

Kerry's favorite villas are Prince Pierre in Calvi & La Citaj in St Florent.

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Lydia Emery

Sales Consultant, joined 2007

 

Lydia has driven all over the island to enjoy the best views.

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Debbie Seierland

Sales Consultant, joined 2001

 

Debbie's favourite place to stay is a small, pretty seaside village called Algajola.

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Anna Kirkpatrick

Sales Consultant, joined 2007

 

Anna's favourite visit to Corsica was helping the reps set up for the season.

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Alison Westerman

Sales Consultant, joined 2011

 

Alison loves Corsica's speciality dish - fresh mussels with lots of sauce.

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Rosie McConville

Sales Consultant, joined 2016

 

Rosie's highlight was canyoning amid the beautiful Corsican landscapes.