The world might feel a little uncertain right now, but you can still book with us in complete confidence. You have our promise that, if worldwide events take over, you can change your travel plans with the flexibility you need. If you are already preparing to travel with us, we want to assure you that we have your safety and well-being at heart.
We're experienced in dealing with situations like the one we are currently facing and we are following the latest expert advice coming from the government, the World Health Organisation and our expert suppliers. You are in safe hands.
With the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice around travelling constantly changing, you may be wondering how this might affect your plans.
Our commitment to support our clients remains constant. We are in contact with everyone who has a trip coming up. In many cases, fees to change, postpone or cancel your trip will be waived during this unprecedented time.
For more information, you may find the following links helpful;
To read more about coronavirus from the World Health Organisation (WHO), visit https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
To check the latest government travel advice, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
We understand the dilemma of fixing any travel plans when the world feels unpredictable. You can still book with us in complete confidence, whatever the uncertainty, because we promise you the flexibility to change your plans, if you need to.
Our flexibility promise
New bookings made for 2021/2022 will benefit from a low deposit, in many cases, as low as £50.00 per person*
When you book a new trip with us, you will be able to amend or cancel your trip free of charge up to six weeks before you travel.
*Some deposits may be higher if our suppliers are asking for a higher deposit at the time of booking.
The Canadian government has announced that the border will open to international tourists from September 7 2021*. However, it is important to note that changes have been made that will impact your trip;
To enter Canada, all passengers aged 12 or over MUST be fully vaccinated with a Canadian government approved vaccine (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson). In order to be considered fully vaccinated, you must have received your final dose at least 14 days before you travel to Canada.
All visitors must have a quarantine plan, where they would be able to isolate in the event of a positive test. It is recommended that this be your first hotel, which we will help to arrange for you. In the event of a positive test, the traveller would be responsible for payment of the quarantine accommodation.
Testing on arrival in Canada will no longer be mandatory but random tests may be carried out at any Canadian airport. If you are tested, you can continue onto your first accommodation and will be contacted if you test positive. At this point, your quarnatine plan would be enacted.
Children under the age of 12 who are not vaccinated are permitted to travel with vaccinated parents or guardians. Unvaccinated children aged 5-11 will be subject to testing on days 1 and 8 of their holiday. They will not be required to isolate unless they test positive, when the quarantine plan would be enacted.
You must have proof of a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours of your arrival to Canada.
You must upload your information to the ArriveCAN app or web portal within 72 hours of your arrival into Canada. You will be required to enter proof of your vaccination status (this can be obtained through the NHS app if you were vaccinated in the UK), PCR test results and your quarantine plan.
In order to return to the UK, vaccinated passengers will need to take an antigen test within 3 days of your return to the UK (many companies offer the chance to purchase these tests before you leave the UK and take them with you so you do not need to source this in Canada).
You will also need to take a PCR within 2 days of your return to the UK.
We recommend taking a look at the following COVID-19 test comparison site for the best options near to you; https://www.covid19-testing.org/travel-testing
For more information on returning to the UK, see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england#amber-list-rules (Canada is currently on the UK's Amber List)
For more information on Canada's entry requirements, see https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/canada/entry-requirements
*Subject to change.