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Our 6 Top Tips: Travel with Confidence during the Coronavirus Pandemic

27th August, 2020

 

We’ve noticed a strong theme in recent conversations with our clients.  Many of you are unsure about travelling during COVID-19. With this in mind, we’ve put together some tips and information to help you stay safe, be well-prepared, and travel with confidence.

1. BOOK THROUGH A TOUR OPERATOR

To save yourself the worry of keeping up to date with rapidly changing circumstances, we suggest you book with a tour operator like Fleewinter.

A dedicated country consultant will be keeping a close eye on their destination, ready to advise you as quickly as possible should the situation change. It would be remiss of us to say that the travel situation will not fluctuate. We are living in extremely transient times and each day brings new information – so let a specialist help, allowing you to relax.

2. WHAT IS “COVID COMPLIANT?”

The new buzz-phrase in travel, but what does it actually mean?

A ‘Covid Compliant’ hotel has implemented all health and safety and social distancing advice issued by their government, and can give a clear outline of changes made.

We only recommend hotels we know personally. Their staff are our friends as much as our colleagues – we trust that they will not only provide an excellent service, but do everything possible to support safe travelling during COVID-19.

3. PRIVATE TRAVEL

Our team of experts can help arrange private cars, boats, tours and much more.

Whether you would like to spend a week aboard a luxury yacht, relax at a villa taking advantage of private beach access, or perhaps delight in some great food and wine, we are available with genuine, accurate advice.

Visit a land of lakes, or learn about Croatian history, away from the crowds.

4. VAMOOS- IT’S FREE!

If you’ve travelled with us before, you’ll know about Vamoos. The travel app to streamline your travel experience, Vamoos keeps all documents, maps and guides in one place (removing the need to print and handle hard copies), we can add new documents where needed and – of course – it allows your consultant to keep you immediately up to date, sending push notifications if something changes.

A new feature of Vamoos this year is the ability to message your consultant 24/7. We hope this will bring you peace of mind and a rightful sense of security about travelling during COVID-19.

5. SECURE THE RIGHT INSURANCE

Travel Insurance has been a hot topic.

Several companies are now offering a ‘Covid-19 Protection’ clause, which covers cancellation as well as medical care – so you can book with confidence. It is also possible to organise insurance even if there is FCO advice against non-essential travel.

Make sure you speak to your provider and ask about the policies they can offer, and the extent of cover available. We are here to help too.

6. DON’T FRET ABOUT THE HEADLINES

It can be alarming when guidance or rules suddenly change. However, do note that on the same day the quarantine announcement about Belgium, the Bahamas and Andorra was made, returning quarantine rules for Malaysia and Brunei were relaxed.

The situation is constantly shifting so use our team – they are in careful contact with their destinations, working closely with locals to bring you the most timely details.

Advice and guidance for travelling to the rest of the world is refreshed every day, and we do recommend keeping and eye on the FCO website which is always the most recent information.

Our whole team of experts are all still here for you, keeping you informed. Browse the Fleewinter website or just call us on 0207 112 0019 to speak to any of our specialists about their destinations. You can plan now, and be ready to travel later – confidently!

Best wishes and happy planning!

The Team @ Fleewinter

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