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Travel information

At A&K, we believe your holiday begins long before you depart. A little preparation before you travel can go a long way, so we've carefully chosen the following websites and useful resources for you, all saved in one place to help make things as easy as possible.

FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE TRAVEL ADVICE

Before making a booking, we advise you to check advice issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on your preferred destination by accessing their website or by calling the Foreign Office Travel Advice Unit on 0845 850 2829. Advice can change so always check regularly for the latest updates. Please also ensure you make yourself familiar with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice on staying safe and healthy on your trip.

ATOL

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate please visit the ATOL website.

VISA CENTRAL

Visas are a vital part of your travel planning and in order to ensure that you receive the highest possible standard of service, we have teamed up with Visa Central, who are most well established in the world of visas. The reason we have chosen to recommend Visa Central to our clients is that they have a high service ethic, competitive rates and an on-line order tracking service. Find out more about Visa Central or to go straight to your downloadable visa form.

LOUNGE PASS

Start your holiday in style and enjoy the experience of VIP travel - book an airport lounge with Lounge Pass from as little as £13.50. With 130 VIP airport lounges worldwide, for both the outward and homeward ends of your journey, you can add an extra touch of luxury to your next trip. Lounge Pass was created in 2003 to provide a straightforward online booking service for airport lounges for the travel industry and travelers alike. Visit the Lounge Pass website to find out more.

EXTRA LEG ROOM

Our preferred airline partner is British Airways. The extras you can experience when flying BA World Traveller Plus include: increased leg room, 31" seat pitch with footrest and lumbar support, personal video screen with over 200 options on demand, three course meals designed by leading chefs and amenity kits with blankets, cushions, eyeshades, toothbrush and toothpaste. Call one of our travel experts on 0845 618 2200 for more information.

BREXIT

We are committed to supporting and assisting you throughout every aspect of a holiday that you book with A&K. In the lead up to the UK’s departure from the EU, and given the uncertainty of the outcome currently, we have put together some valuable information about travelling to the EU after the end of March (or a date that is future agreed as part of the Brexit process).

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Your safety and enjoyment when travelling overseas are paramount. To this end we have arranged an extensive travel insurance with specialist Insurance Brokers Campbell Irvine. To arrange cover or to obtain a quotation, you can apply for travel insurance online or call on 020 7938 1734.

Please note cover is only available to individuals who permanently reside in the UK or mainland Europe, unless specifically agreed by the Insurers.

TRAVEL HEALTH

We advise you to visit your health professional at least 4 to 6 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures. Country specific information and advice is published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre on the TravelHealthPro website and by NHS (Scotland) on the fitfortravel website.

LEGEND CHAUFFEURS

Legend Cars has been operating for the last 10 years with an exemplary record in customer service. Their aim is to offer a service that is above and beyond-offering customer quality transportation &with a personal service. Book with your A&K consultant on 01242 547 760.

APH AIRPORT PARKING

In order for your holiday to start smoothly, we have researched all available airport parking and feel that the best recommendation we can make to our clients is to use APH. By using APH you will benefit from dealing with a company which offers competitive pricing and an excellent service. APH can offer Meet & Greet parking, on-airport and off-airport parking. In order to secure your discounted rate, please visit our APH partner website.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

At Abercrombie & Kent, your wellbeing is always our primary concern. Clients can be assured that – together with our destination management companies around the world – we are closely monitoring the coronavirus* situation and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) current guidance on foreign travel. 

Some destinations have announced increased screening and/or travel restrictions for those who have recently been to China. If you have recently visited or transited through China, check FCO travel advice pages or speak to your travel specialist for further guidance. 

Also, clients should be aware that health screening procedures have been put in place on arrival in many countries. The FCO advises that if you are travelling, you should comply with these measures. 

We strongly recommend that all clients monitor the FCO travel advice page. Sign up to receive email alerts for the country you’re visiting here.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your travel arrangements, please contact your A&K travel specialist, who will be happy to assist.

Updated: 12 February 2020.

*A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. Novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China. (Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public?)