COVID-19 - lockdown lift - update from Fiona
So we are out of lockdown now, and into our tiers! Here in Devon, in the relatively isolated location in which we live and work, we can abide by the next set of rules without too much difficulty.
With a whole cohort of vaccines on the horizon, rapid testing kits being rolled out, travel advisories being lifted and the widening of travel corridors I am very optimistic that travel can be kickstarted in the spring of 2021. See this link for more details of which countries you can return from without the need to self- isolate: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors
In the meantime, rest assured we are here for you. You, our wonderful loyal clients, can use the coming weeks and Christmas holidays to plan for the time when your life can move towards its 'new normal'. Be assured that when you do call with an enquiry, a plan or even the merest seed of an idea, we will be looking at your trip from every angle to ensure necessary safety protocols and local regulations are followed to the letter and you can enjoy your future holiday safe in the knowledge we have read the small print.
Our COVID-19 FLEXIBLE BOOKING POLICY (see below) has already given many of you the confidence to make bookings for 2021 and beyond. Rest assured that we are making every effort to ensure that we build in maximum flexibility to every element of your holiday so that in the event of further restrictions, we will be poised to rebook or refund your holiday arrangements as the situation allows.
So the message from me now in a sentence:
Now is the time to plan and book for 2021 and beyond and take advantage of many of the discounts, offers and reduced deposit requirements that are currently available.
THE FAR FRONTIERS TRAVEL COVID-19 FLEXIBLE BOOKING POLICY
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic Far Frontiers Travel will aim to make the booking process as flexible and confidence inspiring as possible and where special conditions apply will adopt the flexible booking policies of all our overseas suppliers.
In addition, we offer our own layer of flexibility where your travel plans may be affected by any future COVID-19 outbreak and I will personally work with you to achieve the best outcome:
a) Should the UK Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) change its guidance to advise against all but essential travel to the destination you are booked to visit, you have the option to postpone your holiday, rebook to a different destination or receive a refund.
b) Should your booking be impacted by COVID-19 in any other way, you have the option to change the destination of your existing trip or if this is not possible to postpone your trip to the next possible departure date. This will be done without us imposing additional charges. However, if applicable, you would be required to cover any difference in cost for the new trip.