Coronavirus – Information and Updates

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Coronavirus Given the disruption that Coronavirus (Covid-19) is currently causing worldwide, many of you will be concerned regarding your existing holiday, cruise and travel plans. Please scroll down below for links to our partners’ pages for their latest re-booking, cancellation and refund policies, some without penalty, subject to term and conditions, along with dates regarding when travel is suspended.

Our travel partners are monitoring the situation carefully, and we recommend you check their websites directly for the most up to date information and FAQs.

There have been many changes to planned travel schedules and cruises. If you are travelling independently we strongly recommend you check the advice issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Any decision whether to operate a trip, cancel or make any changes will always be made in the interest of their customers’ safety and security.

If you choose to cancel your holiday at a time when there is no FCO warning against travel to your chosen destination, you may be subject to the company’s normal cancellation policy.

As always, make sure you have appropriate travel insurance in place from the time of booking and check the scope of your cover.

For up to date advice on symptoms, how to protect yourself from the virus and what to do if you think you have caught the virus, click on this NHS site.

For up-to-date news on the virus and the UK government’s response, follow the BBC News.

For the latest Foreign Office Advice about travel overseas

Department of Health updates on the virus

ABTA Advice for customers

Keep updated with the News on Silver Travel Advisor.

Many cruise lines are offering ‘Book now, cancel later without penalty’ reassurance. Read more

Escorted touring and other travel companies are also now offering Peace of Mind holidays so that you can book with confidence. Read more

Below are links to our partners’ pages for their updates on the situation:

ABC Boat Hire

A-ROSA River Cruises

Alfa Travel




Artisan Travel

Avalon Waterways



Celebrity Cruises


Classic Collection


Cox & Kings


CV Villas

Cycling for Softies

Dementia Adventure

Driving Miss Daisy

Emerald Waterways

Enable Holidays


Forest Holidays

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

G Adventures

GIC The Villa Collection

Grand UK Holidays

Greatdays Group Travel

Great Rail Journeys

Hebridean Island Cruises

Hedonistic Hiking

HF Holidays

Holland America Line



Jules Verne

Just Go! Holidays

Just You

Kirker Holidays

Limitless Travel

Lucketts Group

Mercurio Bike Travel


Noble Caledonia

Omega Breaks

One Traveller

Original Cottages

Personal Touch Holidays

Princess Cruises


Ramblers Cruise & Walk Holidays

Ramblers Walking Holidays

Revitalise Respite Holidays

Riviera Travel

Saga Cruises

Saga Holidays

Sally’s Cottages

Sardatur Holidays


Scenic Escorted Tours

Seafarer Cruising & Sailing Holidays

Selective Asia

Serenity Holidays – Cape Verde Experience

Serenity Holidays – The Gambia Experience



Simpson Travel


Solos Holidays


Star Clippers


Swan Hellenic

Titan Travel


Tradewind Voyages

Travel Department

Travel Editions


Tropical Sky


Variety Cruises


Warner Leisure Hotels

Wendy Wu Tours

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