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Having chosen not to renew our annual travel insurance back in May I'm now considering our future options. If I buy annual travel insurance now to take a trip to an 'exempt' country ( France / Greece etc ) then once Spain comes off the FCO non exempt list we decide to got to The Canaries ( for a winter trip) will we be covered as we purchased the insurance whilst the Canaries were not on the exempt list. Really a case of trying to work out whether to take out annual insurance, as we normally would for several trips in the year or single trip at the moment. Obviously there is a cost implication. We're retired so the quarantine back in UK doesn't affect our plans only which countries are on the FCO Exempt list.
Not money saving I know, we managed to get very cheap first class flights on British Airways London to Nairobi for about £1750 return, booked in October last year for travel on 22nd August this year. A special treat of safari and beach for a 50th birthday. Kenya is not currently on the exempt list (and I do not expect that to change) so we will look to rebook/get a credit voucher. My question is what are my rights on getting the same cabin level? If I look now for the flight we are due to go on first class return is double what we paid at £3500 return, business class is about £2500 so also in excess of any credit. I know flight prices change but is there anything I can force BA to do to honour first class cabin travel irrespective of the price?
We have no disinclination to travel, it is thenthe fact thatothat Kenya is not on the safe list allowed by the government.
We were due to travel on the 2nd August to Portugal but did not as the FCO advised against all non essential travel. On the beach say that as we decided not to travel they wont refund our money and our premium insurance s not back tracking and saying we are not covered. Any ideas where to try next to get our money back????? I have also logged a complain through ABTA.
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