Understandably, we have been receiving a few messages from clients who have questions about the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak in Italy and across Europe on their travel plans. We do not have any more information about the way the epidemic spreads than you do and rely on a variety of news sources (New York Times, BBC, CNN), as well as authoritative institutes (WHO, CDC, Institut Pasteur) and travel advisories.
We have come across this interesting article addressing some questions you may have relating to the risk of air travel (and other forms of public transport):
At this moment in time our advice is the following:
Before making a decision about your travel plans, we recommend that you:
If you choose to proceed with your travel plans:
Here are links to the latest airline policies in light of the current coronavirus situation for some of the major American airlines:
Our cancellation policy:
At this moment in time and having heard from some suppliers regarding their cancellation conditions, we have updated our cancellation policy on specific tours which can be found here:
Do use this to make your decision. If there is change in the situation and we can be more flexible, rest assured that we will be. As it is, our cancellation/booking policy is very lenient compared to most of our competitors.
Of course, we understand that the situation differs from person to person and so we are unable to make general recommendations to suit absolutely everyone. However, we have full trust in the European health systems and we strongly believe that the authorities concerned will make the proper decisions.
In order to keep up to date with the latest developments, as and when we have more information or advice relating to the Coronavirus situation we will post these updates on this blogpost.
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