Travel Disruption Advice

Update on trips running on or before the 31st August

Thursday, 14th May, 2020             

We hope you and your family are staying healthy throughout these trying times. 

Ensuring customer safety and enjoyment has been our primary focus since our first overland journey rolled out of London in 1974. As a result, we have taken the decision to suspend all travel departing on or before 31st August 2020.

Our expert team is personally contacting all affected customers to discuss options. Please be patient with us and allow us to call you in the first instance. We are calling customers in departure date order, so rest assured we will get to you as soon as we can.

If you have booked via a travel agent, please contact them to discuss your options.

Thousands of our wonderful customers have already chosen to rebook their holiday for 2021. In doing so they have not only given themselves an incredible adventure to look forward to, but they have also given hope to our long-standing local partners who rely on tourism for their income.

Thank you for your understanding and your patient support.

If your trip departs on, or after 1st September 2020:

The vast majority of tours are currently planned to run as scheduled, however we will be in contact with you directly should there be any changes to your specific departure. 

We continue to monitor local conditions, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and all relevant governmental advice and will review all trips, and update passengers a minimum of 30 days prior to departure.

What if I want to cancel my trip? 

We’re proud to offer one of the most flexible travel policies in the industry, and our new flexible booking conditions offer transferable deposits and no change fees to move to another holiday (subject to conditions). 

Read more about Booking with Confidence here

Contact Us 

If your trip has been impacted by COVID19 you will be contacted by our team to discuss your next steps, you do not need to call us. We really appreciate your support while we make these arrangements. 

If you need assistance in a genuine emergency please call our out of hours Duty Office on +44 (0)844 326 7041. 

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and National Travel Health Network and Centre have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. 

For the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information check and follow @FCDOtravel and

Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting

The advice can change so check regularly for updates. 


The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) also provides the following advice: 

 Before you depart 

  • Take out appropriate travel insurance before travelling and make sure it covers you for all the activities you want to do. 

  • If you are travelling within Europe, ensure you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) that hasn’t expired and understand what it covers -you still need full travel insurance though! For your free EHIC card visit

  • Learn about the laws, customs and entry requirements of the country you’re visiting and understand how they differ from home, check

  • Check your passport is valid, fill out the emergency details, look after it while travelling and keep it in a safe place. Make sure you have all necessary visas. 

  • Make copies of important travel documents, take a picture or make copies and store them securely using a secure data storage site. 

  • Research vaccinations or any other medical requirements for your destination, and if necessary visit a travel health clinic before you travel. For medical advice visit 

  • Tell your friends or family about your travel plans and where you’re going and leave emergency contact details. 

  • Take enough money with you and have access to emergency funds. 

  • Ensure you take the contact details of the local British Consulate in case of emergencies 

  • Understand what consular staff can and can’t do to help British nationals travelling overseas, check

  • Act responsibly, and be responsible for yourself when abroad.