Flexible Booking Conditions
These are exceptional times and we understand that you will need flexible conditions to give you peace of mind.
We will negotiate with our suppliers on your behalf to be as flexible as possible. The booking conditions will be provided on a case by case basis and we can advise for your holiday at the time of enquiry.
Where and when can I travel?
We have our finger on the pulse with developments in our industry. Travel corridors have now been announced by the FCO, allowing travel between exempt countries without the need to self-isolate in the UK on your return and the lifting of the 'all but essential travel' warning. However not all countries which are on the travel corridor list are allowing UK nationals to enter without quarantine or restrictions. To alleviate this confusion we have done the hard work for you and will be constantly updated the list of countries you can travel to (which are destinations we feature) with no quarantine restrictions either side of your travel. The restriction free countries are:
- Mainland Greece
- St Lucia
Will I need to quarantine on return to the UK?
If the country you are travelling to is not listed as one of the above travel corridor countries you will be required to quarantine.
The quarantine duration will from the 15th December 2020 be reduced to 5 days subject to a negative private Covid test result which is taken on the 5th day after arrival into the UK. Tests costs between £65 - £120 and results are issued in 24 - 48 hours.
If you have purchased Easyjet flights either booked through us or independently you will be eligible for Covid-19 PCR testing at a discounted price, which you can conveniently take at home and send off to get your result. There are two eligible suppliers from which the tests are purchased directly from either ‘Confirmed Testing’ or ‘CityDoc’. Simply visit the provider’s website to check which service you prefer and order the number of home PCR test kits that you need. When you place your order, enter discount code easyJet2020 at checkout.
‘Confirm Testing’ – Provide home test kits that are delivered to you by post and have to be returned to the laboratory via the Royal Mail Priority Post Boxes. The cost per home test kit is £75. Click here to visit their website.
‘CityDoc’ – Provide home test kits that are delivered to and collected from your home by a courier. The cost per home test kit is £100. Click here to visit their website.
Please ask the team for further details or help with the testing process.
Will I need a Covid-19 test to travel?
Some destinations are requesting negative Covid-19 test certificates.
In addition some medical spas are also initially requesting test certificates including SHA and Villa Eden.
We will advise you prior to booking if a test is required for the destination or spa you are visiting.
Where test certificates are required we can recommend if you live or work in London DocTap's COVID-19 Fitness to Travel PCR Swab Test + Certificate for £139. This is a self collection test near Oxford Street and drop off sample to lab 3 minutes walk away. They guarantee a 2 day turnaround.
Nomad provide an express PCR self test kit with results returned within 48 hours of your swab sample being collected and includes a travel certificate for £195 (with self arranged courier).
How about the Airlines
Airlines such as Easyjet and British Airways have established their safety procedures.
There are many good deals available for 2021 if you book from now.
Most airlines have introduced flexible booking conditions and allow for changes in destination and dates at no extra cost. Please ask us for details when you are enquiring about your Wellbeing Escape.
Will my travel insurance cover me against Covid claims?
Many travel insurance companies are now providing comprehensive cover for Covid related claims when the FCDO say its safe to travel to the destination.
Coverage is provided by Staysure for the following scenarios:
- cancellation if you contract Covid within 14 days of travelling
- medical expenses
- cancellation or repatriation if denied boarding with a positive Covid-19 test
- cancellation if household member or holiday companions are diagnosed with Covid within 14 days of travel
- daily benefit if you are ordered to self-isolate in your holiday accommodation if you have COVID-19
If you choose to travel to a destination against FCDO advice you will not be insured against Covid claims in relation to trip cancellations, curtailment of holiday or lockdown however with Battleface you will be covered for medical expenses caused by or resulting from Covid* Cover only valid for under 59's.
Alternatively for more mature travellers travelling against FCDO advice you can opt for Staysure's European FCDO travel advice extension which will still provide general cover apart from Covid related claims.