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Update – Friday October 1, 2021

It is with great pleasure that for the last two months, we have now been successfully welcoming back our North American clients to enjoy their vacations in Britain. Mandatory quarantine after arrival in the UK was dropped for fully vaccinated US citizens on August 2nd, 2021 and for Canadian arrivals since August 29th, 2021. Thank you to all of our valued guests who have visited in this period and enjoyed some late British Summer sunshine!

Britain now has almost 80% of the adult population fully vaccinated and comprehensive booster and young-person vaccination programs are now also underway. Due to the ongoing success of the vaccination rollout, Britain continues to contain Covid and as of next week there will be further changes to simplify travel protocols for entry to the UK. As of no Monday October 4th 2021 fully vaccinated visitors from the USA and Canada no longer need to take a Covid test prior to their departure to Britain. Additional modifications will also come in to force in late October to further simplify arrival processes. We look forward to continuing to welcome back our North American guests throughout the Fall / Autumn.

We also welcome the recent news that Australia will be re-opening their borders to enable vaccinated citizens to travel again from November. We very much look forward to working with new and existing clients in Australia planning to schedule their next visit to the UK.

These continued positive global movements to re-open travel mean that now is a good a time to take a last-minute trip to Britain or re-schedule any deferred vacations. The 2022 season is already looking busy with advance and rescheduled bookings alike and we would now encourage our clients with credit notes to get in touch to re-schedule your travel for next year. Whilst we’ll happily prioritize our re-booking and repeat guests, we also remain ready to service new clients too.

We’re very happy to be back doing what we love; planning and delivering memorable vacation experiences of England, Scotland and Wales and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Darryl Walters, Managing Director, adeo Travel

 

Update – Monday August 2, 2021

Britain has administered vaccinations to almost 90% of all adults with over 70% of the adult population now fully vaccinated. Despite a recent peak of the Delta variant, infection rates are now falling in all parts of Britain. As of Monday July 19, 2021 almost all Covid restrictions were dropped in England with final limits due to be released in Wales and Scotland within the next week. All commercial, leisure, hospitality and travel services remain fully open across the UK.

Regarding international travel, the UK government continue to operate a traffic light system but with some significant adjustments which came in to force today (Monday August 2nd 2021). The quarantine requirement has now been dropped for all fully vaccinated travelers from both the USA and the European Union (regardless whether individual nations are on the green or amber lists). There continues to be no quarantine requirement for arrivals from “green-list” countries regardless of an individual’s vaccination status. All visitors are still required to present a negative Covid test prior to arrival and on day two after their arrival in the UK.

As we continue to welcome back our international guests, we maintain our flexible approach to existing bookings, credit notes and new customers alike and on the ground here in Britain, we continue to work with our responsible and trusted suppliers who can display the “We’re Good to Go” and/or “Safe Travels” standards.

We are pleased to be safely welcoming back our clients to explore England, Scotland and Wales!

Darryl Walters, Managing Director, adeo Travel

Update – Thursday July 15, 2021

Britain has continued its rapid vaccination rollout throughout the Spring and at this time over 85% of all British adults have received a first dose and more than two thirds of the adult population are now fully vaccinated. Given this ongoing success the UK government have announced that they will now proceed to the final step of re-opening with almost all remaining domestic Covid restrictions to be removed as of Monday July 19, 2021.

All indoor hospitality including hotels, guests houses, pubs, restaurants, cafes, night-clubs, tourist attractions, museums, galleries, gyms and sporting facilities continue to be fully open. There remains no restrictions on domestic leisure travel. Social distancing, group-sizing and mask mandates will also now be dropped in England from Monday.

The traffic light system currently remains in place for inbound international travellers to the UK; visitors from “green-list” countries need negative test result but can travel without any quarantine requirement. Fully vaccinated British citizens can also return from “amber-list” countries without any quarantine requirement. Arrivals from red-list countries must undergo mandatory hotel quarantine. Several European countries & regions, Australia and New Zealand are currently on green status and Canada and the USA are currently on amber status. It is expected that the green-list will be expanded and that the quarantine-less travel for fully-vaccinated visitors will be extended to overseas nationals from amber in the coming weeks. The next review of the status of the traffic light system is scheduled for August 4th 2021.

Based on these ongoing positive developments, we are pleased to continue welcoming back our domestic and international guests in greater numbers. We understand that the situation still varies globally and we continue to operate our flexible approach to existing bookings, credit notes and new customers alike.

On the ground here in Britain, we continue to operate in line with latest guidelines working with our trusted who can display the “We’re Good to Go” and/or “Safe Travels” standards.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back to explore England, Scotland and Wales.

Darryl Walters, Managing Director, adeo Travel

Update – Monday May 17, 2021

The UK continues to run its world leading vaccination programme which has now seen more than two-thirds of the adult population having received a first dose vaccine with over 35% of adults now fully vaccinated. Infection rates across Britain now stand at their lowest since the start of the pandemic and the UK covid alert level has been downgraded once again.

The positive progress means that the UK has now moved to the next stage of the government’s cautious road map return to normality. Indoor hospitality, pubs, restaurants, cafes, tourist attractions, museums and galleries have now re-opened along with all holiday and leisure facilities including hotels, B&Bs, gyms and spa facilities. Domestic leisure travel remains completely unrestricted and we have re-opened international travel based on a “traffic-light” system with travellers from green-status destinations able to visit the UK without any quarantine requirements. This list will be expanded in line with developing rates of vaccination in other nations.

Based on these ongoing positive developments, we are pleased to welcome back our domestic and international guests. We understand that the situation still varies globally and we continue to operate our flexible approach to existing bookings, credit notes and new customers alike.

On the ground here in Britain, we continue to operate cautiously and in line with latest guidelines working with our trusted who can display the “We’re Good to Go” and/or “Safe Travels” standards.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back to explore England, Scotland and Wales.

Darryl Walters, Managing Director, adeo Travel

Helpful links:

adeo Travel Peace of Mind Guarantee – Explore Britain Safely

Know before you go – Travelling to the UK in 2020

Book in Confidence – Protecting your Vacation Investment

Update – Monday April 12, 2021

The UK vaccination drive has continued to run at extraordinary pace and latest figures show over 60% of our adult population have now received a first dose with over 12% now fully vaccinated. We remain on course to have offered a vaccination to the entire adult population by July. In line with the vaccination rollout all measures of covid infection have continued to fall consistently since January and we are now at lowest rates since last Summer.

The ongoing positive progress means that we continue to move through the UK governments steady but irreversible road map back to normality. All schools, sporting facilities, domestic leisure travel, non-essential retail, outdoor hospitality and outdoor tourist attractions are now permitted to open. We remain on course to re-open indoor hospitality and international travel from mid-May. Our government “Global Travel Task Force” continue to work on a new framework for the resumption of international travel and it is expected that the US and Australia will immediately achieve “green” status under the new traffic light scheme.

Based on these positive developments, we are confident of a return to more normal levels of international travel this Summer and very much look forward to welcoming you to Britain. However, we will maintain a flexible and covid-safe approach to all of our tours and operations; all outstanding credit notes have been extended for the duration of 2021/22 and for all new bookings we have extended our flexible booking terms for trips confirmed before the end of April.

Throughout the season we will continue to work with our trusted suppliers up and down the country who will continue to adhere to the very latest hygiene and safety recommendations and requirements and who can display the “We’re Good to Go” and/or “Safe Travels” standards.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful country.

Darryl Walters, Managing Director, adeo Travel

Helpful links:

adeo Travel Peace of Mind Guarantee – Explore Britain Safely

Know before you go – Travelling to the UK in 2020

Book in Confidence – Protecting your Vacation Investment

 

Update – Thursday February 25, 2021

Over the last two months, the UK has established one of the fastest and most comprehensive national vaccination programs in the world. To date the rollout has seen more than 18million people (over a third of the adult population) already having received their first dose. It is estimated that the entire adult population will have been offered a vaccination by July. Since early January there has been a dramatic and sustained fall in Covid infection rates and our national Covid alert situation has been downgraded as of today.

As a result of these positive developments, earlier this week the UK government announced Britain’s cautious but irreversible path back to normal life and the steady and safe removal of Covid restrictions. Within this comprehensive plan the UK will see a gradual re-opening of hospitality services from April onwards with international travel for leisure purposes set to resume in May of this year. Any remaining restrictions and conditions on hospitality, travel, tourism, visitor attractions, retail and all other services will be phased out through May and June with everything to be operating as normal by mid-June. There are even a number of large-scale music, sporting and cultural events that have in recent days confirmed that they will go ahead as scheduled this Summer.

Here at adeo Travel we welcome this news and are very much looking forward to a more normal year of welcoming back our international guests to explore England, Scotland and Wales. Whilst the outlook is positive, we will continue to offer our valued clients peace-of-mind with a flexible and covid-safe approach to all of our tours and operations; we are now in the process of contacting any clients whose travel is scheduled for April and early May whose travel may still be disrupted by travel restrictions. All bookings for travel beyond mid-May will remain in place and can be taken as confirmed. For existing guests who have been unable to travel in 2020 and have not yet rescheduled their trip, we have already automatically extended all credit notes for the duration of 2021/22. For all new bookings and enquiries we have extended our updated flexible booking terms and conditions for all new bookings made by the end of March. Throughout the season we will continue to work with our trusted suppliers up and down the country who will continue to adhere to the very latest hygiene and safety recommendations and requirements and who can display the “We’re Good to Go” and/or “Safe Travels” standards.

At adeo Travel we have been busy through the Winter months developing our tours and itineraries and very much look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful country.

Darryl Walters, Managing Director, adeo Travel

Update – Wednesday December 23, 2020

Wishing all of our clients, friends and colleagues around the world a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful new year of good health!

All of our credit notes and gift vouchers for 2020 have been automatically extended to cover the whole of 2021. With the roll-out of the Covid vaccinations now fully underway here in the UK, we foresee a more normal year of travel in 2021 when we can get back to exploring our favourite destinations and welcoming travelers back to England, Scotland and Wales at more normal levels!

Please see our social media pages for our festive opening hours and we very much look forward to speaking with you regarding your travel plans for the new year!

Darryl Walters, Managing Director, adeo Travel

Update – Friday November 20, 2020

Whilst our Summer saw rates of Covid-19 fall to extremely low levels, a Winter uplift has resulted in parts of the UK re-entering a time-limited period of local travel restrictions. Britain remains open to international visitors however the UK government continues to ask arrivals to quarantine for a period of 14 days after arrival in Britain from countries of high-incidence as prescribed by a list available on the UK government website.

There are, however, some very positive developments taking place regarding safe international travel to the UK which include expansion of our travel corridor policy, pre-travel clear-test passports, post arrival test and release option and a current four-week trial being carried out between Newark NJ and Heathrow Airport which includes on-airport rapid testing provided by the airline. There has also, of course, been widely reported advances on a whole range of potential vaccines which are to be verified and rolled out in the coming weeks and months. The future therefore looks somewhat brighter and we are confident we will be able to continue to safely welcome back our international visitors in greater numbers in 2021.

We do however recognise that there remains uncertainty and that other nations are taking different courses of action regarding permitting outbound travel. We are therefore automatically extending all of our existing credit notes for the entirety of 2021. This has been processed on our system and there is no need contact us directly to extend however if you would prefer that we re-issue your particular credit note we’ll be happy to do so.

Here at adeo Travel we have been keeping ourselves busy at this time doing what we know and love, preparing and developing our exciting British products – we can now offer even more characterful hotels, exciting new itineraries and lots of unique experiences provided by locals. Our contracting and scheduling for next year is now mostly complete and we welcome any and all enquiries regarding travel in 2021. We will be happy to re-schedule any deferred trips and confirm new dates of travel for your Britain adventure. All bookings rescheduled before Christmas will be subject to our new “Peace of Mind” guarantee.

Whether it is to discuss your travel plans or simply to “check-in” for a chat with your friends in the UK, our team are here ready and waiting to speak with you. We wish all our global friends, customers and colleagues good health at this time and as always, we look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful country!

Darryl Walters, Managing Director, adeo Travel

Update – Tuesday August 18, 2020

The UK continues to successfully contain cases of Covid-19 and we have now experienced an extended period of low and manageable levels of infection enabling us to safely re-open our economy. Having re-opened in early July and continuing to take additional safety and hygiene measures, the service and hospitality industries are now fully resumed right across England, Scotland and Wales. Domestic travel remains completely unrestricted for leisure purposes and Britain currently welcomes international visitors without restriction from a prescribed list of over seventy low-risk nations worldwide – this list is under constant review and will be expanded over time. Here at adeo Travel, in recent weeks we are pleased to have safely welcomed back our first groups of international and domestic travellers.

We understand however that many of our overseas guests find themselves in different and varying situations relating to Covid-19 and local travel restrictions. We are therefore continuing to offer flexible travel solutions to those whose travel is affected. All our clients scheduled to travel until the end of 2021 have now been contacted by our team, if you have a trip scheduled with us in this period but have not been directly contacted please let us know and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your travel plans.

For clients looking to re-book deferred scheduled tours for later this year or next, please keep an eye on our website which is now being updated with new departure dates. Likewise, those looking to reschedule customised driving or rail tours, please feel free to contact us with your new dates and we will be happy to begin making your new travel arrangements.

As always, we wish all our global friends, customers and colleagues good health at this time. Britain is open and we look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful country!

Darryl Walters, Managing Director, adeo Travel.

Update – Wednesday July 14, 2020

In recent weeks and months the UK has experienced a sustained containment and decline in cases of Covid 19 which has enabled a carefully managed re-opening of non-essential services and business. With additional health, safety and hygiene measures in place, the hospitality and tourism sector has now resumed operations in all regions; this includes retail, hotels, bars, restaurants and tourist attractions in England, Scotland and Wales. Domestic travel is now unrestricted across the UK and international arrivals from over 60 different countries worldwide are now permitted without restriction or quarantine – this list is under constant governmental review and will be progressively expanded. We are therefore very much looking forward to safely welcoming back our international guests in the coming weeks.

We understand however that many of our guests may still face disrupted travel plans in the short term and we continue to offer flexible solutions to those affected. We have already contacted all of our guests booked for July and August and are in the process of contacting guests scheduled to travel in September. If you are scheduled to travel in this period and have not yet been contacted, we’ll be in touch shortly. We politely ask that anyone who is scheduled to travel from October 2020 onwards remains patient until we are in a position to contact you with further updates and information wherever relevant.

Some of our customer service team continue to work from home, so we thank you again for your patience if it takes longer than usual to contact us. We remain thankful to our valued guests for their understanding throughout this period and onward as we return to normal working practices.

As always, we wish all our global friends, customers and colleagues good health at this time. Britain is open and we look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful country!

Darryl Walters, Managing Director, adeo Travel.

Update – Wednesday June 17, 2020

Here in the UK we continue to experience a sustained reduction in cases of Coronavirus and along with it a continued easing of our social restrictions. With additional health, safety and hygiene measures in place, non-essential services and retail have now re-opened and hospitality businesses such as hotels, bars, restaurants and tourist attractions are set to re-open by July. Our current international arrival restrictions are under constant governmental review and are also expected to be eased in the coming weeks. We are therefore very much looking forward to welcoming back overseas visitors to the UK in the near future.

We understand however that many of our guests may still face disrupted travel plans in the coming weeks and we continue to work with them to find solutions where travel is likely to be impacted. At this time, we have contacted all of our guests who are scheduled to travel in June, July and August of this year. If you are scheduled to travel in this period and have not yet been contacted, please get in touch by telephone or email as usual and we’ll be happy to assist.

We politely ask that anyone who is scheduled to travel from September 2020 onwards remains patient until we are in a position to contact you with further updates and information wherever relevant.

Our customer service team currently continue to work primarily from home, so we thank you again for your patience if it takes longer than usual to contact us. We remain thankful to our valued guests for their understanding as we work to provide our usual level of service at this challenging time.

As always, we wish all our global customers and colleagues good health at this time. Britain is waiting and we look forward to welcoming you here as soon as possible.

Darryl Walters, Managing Director, adeo Travel.

Update – Monday May 11, 2020

As of today, here in the UK we are beginning the phased relaxation of social restrictions. As we move to a position of relaxed travel restrictions we are continuing to work with and accommodate our guests’ whose imminent travel to the UK is still likely to be impacted. At this time, we have contacted all our guests who are scheduled to travel in May, June and July of this year. If you are scheduled to travel in this period and have not yet been contacted, please contact us by telephone or email as usual and we’ll be happy to assist…

Update – Tuesday Apr 14, 2020

Our aim at adeo Travel is to welcome our clients to Britain and share with you our beautiful country, providing enriching cultural experiences and creating memories – it is with great sadness that this has not been possible for the time-being due to the unprecedented global situation.

Whilst travel restrictions remain in place our priority continues to be to accommodate our clients whose imminent travel to the UK will be impacted. We have now contacted and are working with all of our guests who were scheduled to travel in April, May and June of this year. If you are travelling within this period and have not yet been contacted, please get in touch by telephone or email as usual and we’ll be happy to assist…

Update – Wednesday Mar 25, 2020

We hope that all our friends, colleagues and clients past and present are staying well and healthy following the rapid global developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. In the last weeks our small team have worked tirelessly in assisting the safe return of travelling clients and in the deferral of clients imminently scheduled to travel. I would like to thank the vast majority of our guests who have shown both understanding and compassion as we have worked with you through extremely challenging and worrying times for everyone.

As of today (Wednesday Mar 25, 2020) the UK is in a situation of semi lock-down; we continue to work through this period with a skeleton staff and members of the team home-working wherever possible. We are determined to uphold our service levels but we thank you for your patience if we take longer than usual to respond at this time…

Update – Tuesday Mar 17, 2020

We are continuing to monitor the fast-moving and unprecedented international situation relating to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may impact travel to the UK. Following developments in the last 24hrs and the introduction of advice to avoid all but essential travel within the UK we are currently working with all clients scheduled to travel up until the end of April 2020 to assist with alternative arrangements…

Update – Monday Mar 16, 2020

We are continuing to monitor the fast-moving and unprecedented international situation relating to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may impact travel to the UK. Following the developments over the weekend and the introduction of travel restrictions between selected destinations and the UK we will be reviewing amendment policies accordingly for all imminent bookings – if you are due to travel within the upcoming four-week rolling period as laid out in our previous updates, our team will be contacting you shortly to run through your options…

Update: Thursday Mar 12, 2020

We continue to monitor the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation regarding travel to the UK and are taking in to account latest reliable information from the UK government, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and advice from our travel industry membership body here in the UK, the Travel Trust Association (TTA)…

Update: Tuesday Mar 10, 2020

We recognise the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation could be unsettling and that you may have some concerns about international travel. We are closely monitoring the impact of Coronavirus for customers travelling and due to travel with us here in the UK and continue to follow the advice of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)…