COVID-19 Frequently asked questions
Q: What happens if I can’t travel due to Covid-19?
A: Travel restrictions are constantly changing, which leads to confusion around what happens if travel restrictions mean you can no longer complete your travel plans as originally intended. We are here to help and will ensure any changes that have to be made to your travel plans are as smooth as possible. In the current climate we plan as much flexibility into all our trips as possible, which means changing things is that little bit easier when needed. At the time of booking, we will clearly lay out any restrictions that mean you would not receive a refund in the event your trip cannot go ahead because of Covid-19.
Q: Do I need travel insurance, and can Huben travel help with that?:
A: More than ever before, travel insurance is a necessity, not an add-on. Huben can provide travel insurance that has COVID cover (if you choose the gold insurance).
Q: How much is my deposit?
A: We work with our suppliers to keep deposits as low as we can. Many of our trips come with a low deposit amount of just £50pp.
Q: Is it safe to travel yet?
A: Currently the UK is in a national lockdown, which means travel for leisure is not allowed. However, we hope with news of the vaccine this will soon end. We are constantly checking the FCDO website to make sure we have up to date information. We can however book trips for a little later in 2021 with some confidence they will go ahead unaffected.
Q: Where can I travel?
A: At the moment the UK is in a national lockdown so you can't travel anywhere on leisure at the moment. However restrictions are changing on a week by week basis. Contact us to talk about the latest destination that are open.
Q: Do I need to wear a mask in the airport?
A: Yes, face masks must be worn while inside the airport buildings and while on board the aircraft. The exception to this is when you are consuming food and drink.
Q: What happens if I get Covid while I’m away?
A: The health implications of Covid vary greatly from person to person. You should ensure your travel insurance policy includes Covid cover for medical treatment in the countries you plan to travel to.
Q: What do Huben do to make sure travelling is as safe as possible?
A: We follow any FCDO advice as to what destinations are currently safe for travellers. We also keep in touch with our suppliers, including hotel and activity providers, to learn how they are adapting to Covid-9, including what measures they are putting in place to ensure guest safety is the number one priority.
Q: Can I still book holidays for 2021?
A: Absolutely, we are still seeing interest quarantine-free 2021 holidays.
Q: Where can I travel in the UK at the moment?
A: England and Scotland are still open for domestic travel. There are some restrictions to activities and alcohol consumption in Scotland. Wales has recently tightened restrictions for a short period of time. We can check these on a case by case basis on your behalf, so call us for the most up-to-date travel advice.
Q: Is there testing at airports in the UK?
A: Yes. Heathrow, Manchester, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, East Midlands, Newcastle and Edinburgh all have testing facilities. Many offer the service for around the £100 mark and we can arrange an airport hotel for you before your holiday, ensuring enough time to get the result and get in the holiday mood. Hotels are also introducing the service and one of our favourites is Sofitel’s Test & Rest package at London Heathrow, where you can book an overnight stay and do a self-administered saliva-based PCR Covid-19 test, deliver it to reception and, overnight, the results will be sent directly to your mobile with a certificate. We can book this for you, so just chat to us about the discounted parking, too.
Q: Where can I travel right now?
A: The travel corridors and rules are changing constantly during the Covid-19 pandemic, so the best thing to do is give us a call and we’ll chat it through. Tell us the destination or region you’re interested in and we’ll do the research for you and suggested alternative destinations if needed.
Q: How do I book a PCR travel test?
A: Many companies are offering the chance to request a PCR test in the post or you can get a certificate within 24 hours by requested a medically-trained courier to visit your home. PCR travel tests are readily available now for travel and even big high-street names such as Boots have introduced an in-store Covid-19 testing service.
Q: What are the restrictions on travel?
A: This is a changing situation and it all depends on your nationality and the destination you want to travel to and from. Give us a call and we’ll do the research and make it as easy as possible for you.