Important travel information
COVID-19 is still with us and in these challenging times the health & safety of our clients is of the utmost importance to us and as such we are guided by and continually monitoring the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice in order that we can best advise you on your travel options. For up to the minute information we recommend you visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website
Our Company policy
We understand you may have concerns about your forthcoming holiday or about a proposed new trip, if so please don’t hesitate to email or call us to discuss further and rest assured that as members of ATOL and ABTA we are bound by their rules of conduct for your protection.
You may wish to defer your booking in which case we will do our very best to make this possible, however it may result in amendment fees or cancellation charges.
Should your booking be affected by Covid-19 we will advise you at the earliest opportunity along with your alternative re-booking and refund options.
How Brexit will affect your holiday
Travelling to Europe from 1st January 2021 may well require extra preparation and to help you on your way the following information is designed to help you prepare for a smooth journey.
Passports & Visas
British citizens travelling to EU countries will need to make sure their passport is valid for at least six months from your date of travel & it must be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left to run). There may be a rush to renew passports so it is advisable to check your validity date in plenty of time. For more information please go to the government's passport checker.
The European Commission has confirmed that British citizens won’t need to apply for a visa if you’re travelling to Europe providing you are staying less than 90 days.
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows any EU citizen to access state medical care when they are travelling in another EU country. If you currently hold an EHIC this will still be valid until its expiry date. It is always advised that holidaymakers make sure they have appropriate travel insurance, whether they have an EHIC card or not, as there are limitations to EHIC. It is important you take out travel insurance and check that it covers your current circumstances, including any medical conditions. If you have an annual policy, make sure you check the Terms and Conditions and contact your insurance provider if you are not sure. Further advice on travel insurance can be found on ABTA's travel insurance information web page.
Driving in Europe
UK driving licence holders will not require an international driving permit to drive a hire car in Europe.
If you are driving your own car in Europe you may need a separate Green Card, and the Government website recommends contacting an insurance provider six weeks before travel to obtain this. You may also require a GB sticker.
For up to date Brexit travel advice please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passenger-travel-to-the-eu-by-air-rail-or-sea