Your safety and security
The safety of our travellers is of utmost importance and we stay up-to-date with the latest travel alerts and advice. In today's current world climate, travel advice does change from time to time and we act accordingly. As a British-based company, we follow the advice as set out by the British Foreign Office.
We will only cancel tours when the FCO advises 'against all travel' to a country. This rarely happens though at other times we may have to make changes to our itineraries to avoid specific areas of a country where advice against all travel has been issued. Please see our terms and conditions for more information on tour changes and cancellations.
All travel involves some risk and travellers should familiarise themselves with the latest travel advice for the country they are visiting and make a personal assessment as to whether the level of safety is satisfactory to them, prior to booking.
Coronavirus (COVID-19)Travelling with us
The FCO advises 'against all travel' to Hubei Province, China and 'all but essential travel' to the rest of mainland China (not including Hong Kong and Macao) due to the ongoing spread of Coronavirus. All our holidays to China departing in the near future have been cancelled.
The FCO has NOT placed restrictions on travel to any other country as a preventative measure or response to the ongoing threat.
Should the FCO change their travel advice to 'all but essential travel' or 'do not travel' for any travel destination we offer, then our holidays to that destination will be cancelled. Travellers will then have the choice of travelling to the destination at a later date, travelling to another destination or refund.A reliable source of information about international travel and the Coronavirus is the World Health Organization (WHO): WHO novel coronaviruses advise
All guests travelling, (irrespective of the country you are travelling to) in the immediate future should:
• check the FCO, Health Section for the country you are visiting for updates on entry requirements. This may include refusal of entry for travellers who have visited an affected country in the last 14 days.
• check with their travel insurance provider and airline prior to travel for any possible changes
• expect delays at some airports with regards to imposed screening
• check the WHO website for current advise
The advice from the World Health Organization for the public is as follows:
1. Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
2. Maintain social distancing Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
4. Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
Travel Advice by Country
Certain destinations have seen more uncertainty than others in recent years and we have country-specific travel advice pages where appropriate. On these pages you will find more detailed information on the latest advisories and how these affect our tours.