Holiday booked pre covid
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If a holiday was booked pre covid restrictions and has been moved every year, and the country we are booked has strict travel rules (have to be fully vaccinated) are we able to cancel and receive full refund inc deposit if a member of the family is unvaccinated and we are therefore unable to travel there? What are the rules as this was booked before covid and no restrictions were in place?
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If your booking is refundable, you can get a refund. If not, you would be looking at travel insurance, if it covers this scenario.
If it is choice not to vaccinate then unlikely to cover.
If there is a medical exemption for vaccination some countries will allow entry? subject to requirements.
Will the travel company let you change to a country they could enter?
Can the rest of the party still go rather than lose all the money?
does the country say you can’t travel or that you have to quarantine.
i.e. Is it that you CANT go or are you choosing not to quarantine?
we don’t have full details but it sounds like the travel agent can provide the package and it’s choice to be unvaccinated.
ive been looking at a similar issue recently (Philippines) and it’s the travellers issues not the travel agents.
Since long before COVID (as long as holidays were a thing) it's been on the traveller to be vaccinated for travel to their chosen country - this is no different.
You won't be getting a refund, the best you can do is either get the person vaccinated or not take them.
Is this a child that doesn't fall into the vaccination group in the UK yet, a medical exception or a loony who thinks the vaccine is a hoax etc?
some countries take unvaccinated people into quarantine, so it needs to be confirmed.
When you've moved the holiday, you've likely created a new contract, making this a new booking in law.
If the country doesn't welcome unvaccinated arrivals then the choice will be to either vaccinate or lose your funds. It's the travellers responsibility to ensure they meet entry requirements and even under the PTRs, it's the travellers responsibility to take reasonable steps to ensure they can go on the trip. Vaccination likely would be classed as a reasonable step unless this is medically non-advised.
I can spell, my iPad can't.
mine (insure and go) did and I got that in a transcript.
However I agree deciding to not have jab is not insured.