It’s been a long time coming, with all Covid testing now removed when returning to the UK, fully vaccinated travellers can feel more confident about booking that much-needed holiday.
Where to go? How to go? Should we go? We’re certain that this has become a well-practiced mantra for many of you. For those of you that have been clinging to the possibility of escaping, we’ll cut through the noise and help you on your way; providing all the flexibility and financial protection you need.
With a single red list and 'rest of world' (ROW), we're here to guide you on the places and protocols for your next escape. It’s worth noting that many countries still have their own entry requirements including proof of a negative Covid test and proof of vaccinations for adults and children and some may still remain closed to UK tourists. Our experts have a wealth of knowledge to guide and advise you on each destination ensuring nothing is overlooked.
Fully vaccinated travellers arriving back into the UK no longer have to take a COVID-19 test to return home or an antigen test within 2 days and no isolation is required. The fully vaccinated rules also apply to children aged 17 and under (see our FAQ's for more specific detail on children). For unvaccinated travellers an antigen must be taken 0-2 days before travelling to the UK (unvaccinated children under 18 years do not have to take the return test home), a PCR test is required on return home within 2 days but no isolation or further tests are required unless a positive result is received.
We will make it all as easy as possible for you, managing the logistics on your behalf, providing peace of mind and complete flexibility. You can find out more about our flexibility, financial protection and the freedom to easily change your plans at short notice in our Travel Made to Order service. You can also find answers to some of your concerns or key questions here in our Frequently Asked Questions. Meanwhile, Which? has once again recognised our booking policy as one of the most flexible available, relieving any pre-departure worries.
Travel in a rapidly changing world needs the human touch. The guidance and reassurances you need often aren’t available online, they come from people.
Sometimes things happen; weather events, flight disruptions, and perhaps potential changes to the red list. We’ll be here for any eventualities, to make last minute amendments if required or to ensure you get the first possible seats home should you need to. We can also have you met at the plane door and whisked through immigration and security; avoiding crowds and any potential delays at the airport, so you can make the most of every second of your long-awaited trip.
With so many holidays re-booked from last year and the opportunity to now travel abroad, for some, space will be hard to come by. In these instances, the connections and relationships we have around the world should not be underestimated; securing premium rooms where others can’t, arranging exclusive use of a private hideaway, obtaining tables for hard to get dinner reservations or arranging access to unique and inspiring people.
More time to decide, we’ll hold flight seats and rooms without deposit if you need a little more time to decide.
You can cancel with 100% refund, no questions asked.
Freedom to change your mind, we facilitate amendments right up to departure and even whilst in resort and we never charge fees.
We’re not one for temporary service pledges, earning trust and confidence takes time which is why we have always offered complete flexibility and tailoring of our terms and conditions; from amending or postponing holidays at no charge to fulfilling cancellations and 100% refunds should the holiday you booked not be able to go ahead. When you book with Carrier, you'll benefit from Travel Made to Order, where everything is bespoke including your booking conditions.
More time to decide
If you want something to look forward to but need a little more time to decide, we can reserve those highly sought-after business class seats and secret suites, without deposit or commitment until you are ready with all the flexibility to amend or cancel if you choose not to travel.
Cancel and refund, no questions asked
As restrictions can be imposed at any time, if we cannot provide the holiday you booked (right up to the day of departure) for any of the following reasons, you can cancel with a full refund which you will receive promptly:
- Your destination is placed on the UK's red list
- The FCDO advises against travel to your destination
- Your destination's borders are closed to all travellers
- Your destination is not accepting any arrivals from the UK
- Your destination has significant mandatory quarantine restrictions for all arrivals
Freedom to change your mind, always
We facilitate amendments right up to departure and even whilst in resort and we never charge fees. We’re securing unprecedented flexibility with our suppliers to ensure you have the freedom and peace of mind you need to amend or postpone a trip. We negotiate individual requirements with our partners and will absolutely make you aware at the time of booking the options we have secured for you.
Entry requirements vary by destination and some may still require PCR tests. We have all the right contacts and are equipped with the latest information for each destination. We can advise you at the time of booking and will also keep you updated prior to departure so that you are fully informed and can travel with peace of mind. If you need any support sourcing or booking a test prior to departure, we are happy to help.
Tailored travel insurance
Wherever you’re travelling to, getting the right travel insurance at time of booking is one of the most important things to do. There are some specialist companies, such as Campbell Irvine who provide bespoke cover, that offer policies tailored to individual needs and include extensive COVID-19 cover; including cancellation prior to travel should you be required to medically quarantine, curtailment of your trip and medical expenses whilst abroad. To find out more click here.
Our in-the-know Concierge Team have been providing exclusive assistance to our clients for years, for all requests, big or small. But right now, they are going to be even more crucial to ensure your trip runs smoothly and is as stress-free as possible. We’ve adapted and improved our Pre-travel Concierge Service to expertly guide you on the latest rules around international travel, quarantine and vaccination / test certificates; whilst keeping you well informed of the safety measures in place during your journey and at the destination. This is a complimentary service that will save you time and alleviate any anxiety you may be feeling as your holiday approaches:
From crafting your holiday to your return home, we’ve got you covered.
ABTA & ATOL bonded
Carrier is a member of ABTA, abiding by the ABTA Code of Conduct you can be confident and trust you are booking with a reputable travel company. You’ll also be reassured to know that package holidays sold by Carrier are financially protected by ABTA’s financial protection scheme as well as ATOL which covers all flight-based packages. This security means if a company failed and your holiday could no longer go ahead you would be entitled to a refund if you were yet to travel, and hotel costs and flights home if you were abroad.
It’s worth remembering if you book your own flights directly with airlines they are not protected under the ATOL scheme.
Part of a larger family
Carrier, along with our sister company Kuoni, are part of a large international food and travel retailing group, REWE and their travel division, DER Touristik. Being part of a leading pan-European travel company and a larger group gives us the financial support and leverage to achieve even more with regard to quality and terms.
As airports and airlines start to share the steps they are taking to make fliers feel comfortable again, Carrier already facilitate more private pathways to get clients to where they need to be. From private jets, security fast-track, private check-in to your own departure lounge and the option to board first or last, we work closely with exclusive airport service providers around the globe to enhance your safety and minimise your journey time.
Eliminate air travel stress by having a security-cleared, personal agent coordinate your movements and whisk you through the airport...
In-flight services may not offer the usual experience but premium travel is likely to become more valuable than ever. The added privacy and roomier spaces of flying business or first class can provide the reassurance to those clients wishing to keep a safe distance from others. Alongside dedicated check-in and lounges, faster security processes and home-to-hotel luggage delivery options all provide for an easier and more enjoyable experience away from the crowds.
A service that very few people in the world are aware of... you can now have a ‘private jet experience’ even with a commercial flight, with your own lounge and check-in, security fast-track and more. You can bypass the commercial terminal routes and crowds – and with discretion guaranteed, this is the only way to ensure complete privacy and luxury.
If you don’t want to plan around a flight, we can plan a flight around you. Travelling by private jet offers more flexibility with a boutique service, getting you where you need to be in absolute comfort, complete privacy and considerable style. You can fly from smaller, local airports; you are not required to enter main terminals of airports or arrive hours before your flight. These are escapes that take you from door to door.