Planning for your trip...
It's important to be prepared and to stay safe when travelling overseas on holiday, therefore we recommend you check the advice below before you book them and then monitor it before you travel, so that you are fully aware of the advice available to travellers.
Important Government Advice
For the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, go to the FCDO website .
Another useful website for travel advice is the government's Travel Aware campaign, with information for preparing for safe and healthy travel abroad.
Please note that the advice can change and you should continue to check it regularly until you travel.
If your passport was issued in a country other than the UK, please refer to local advice.
Skiing & Snowboarding
When enjoying winter sports you need to be aware of the FIS rules for conduct on the slopes, which can be viewed here.
Winter Sports Travel Insurance
We highly recommend taking out winter sports travel insurance, and it is a condition of booking with many tour operators. The best time to take out a policy is at the time of booking, because then you also benefit from the coverage included in the cancellations section of the policy, not just the benefits whilst you are on holiday.
You can get a quote from ski specialist MPI Brokers here.
Passports & Visas
All travellers, including infants and children, will require a valid passport to travel overseas. Entry requirements vary by country, from the validity duration your passport requires (often at least six months from your return date), to whether or not a visa is required. It is very important that you make sure you are fully aware of the specific entry requirements for any destination or transit countries for your trip.
If you have any endorsements on your passport, or a criminal record (no matter how minor), you should always check with the relevant embassy before you confirm a booking. Also, the issue or renewal of passports may take a few weeks, so ensure you leave plenty of time prior to travel.
It is your responsibility to make sure you have all the necessary travel documents prior to travel, and we cannot accept any liability if you are refused boarding or entry into a country due to having incorrect documentation.
Electronic Travel Authorisation & Visas
Most ETAs, ESTAs, and e-Visas can be applied for online at the relevant government websites – we’ve listed a few of the most popular destinations below, but please contact us if you need help related to your booking.
For more information about staying safe and healthy overseas, including details of any vaccinations require, please visit the Department of Health’s website for travel health and select the relevant country.
Due to Brexit, please ensure your passport is less than 10 years old, and that you have at least six months of validity left on your passport from your date of travel. Other changes may take place between now and your holiday, therefore please stay up-to-date by visiting www.gov.uk/visit-europe-brexit