Thursday, January 21

Announcement

Irish Airports open Covid-19 test centres
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Irish Airports open Covid-19 test centres

Let's get the two most common questions out of the way first Can I get tested for COVID-19 before I travel from Dublin Airport? Yes!Can I get tested for COVID-19 if I land in Dublin Airport? Yes! Now lets talk details and price Walk-in and drive drive-through Covid-19 test centres will be available at Dublin Airport starting this Thursday ๐ŸŽ‰ The walk-in centre will be close to the terminal two car park and is charging โ‚ฌ99 with roughly a 24 to 48 hours results time frame. The drive-through test centres will have prices ranging from โ‚ฌ129 to โ‚ฌ159... costs a little extra for the convenience ๐Ÿ˜ Both centres will be open to the public as well as those needing tests to travel and/or returning travellers. Booking online through individual companiesโ€™ websites will be required....
Online COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form for Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Online COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form for Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

The COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form is now an online form. If you are arriving into Ireland on or after Wednesday 26 August 2020, you can complete this form online in advance of arriving into Ireland. The information you provide may be used to contact you in the next 14 days to verify the details given on this form and to provide you with public health advice. This form may also be used for the purposes of contact tracing in relation to confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19. You are not required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form if you are an essential supply chain worker: Air and ship crew and hauliers Accredited diplomat If however, you are travelling onwards to Northern Ireland, you will need to fill out a portion of the form. To comply with Irish law, al...
What is the EU 261 Compensation Regulation?
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What is the EU 261 Compensation Regulation?

EU 261 confirms that long delays, cancellations, missed connections and flight re-bookings cause great inconvenience to travellers, and as such affected passengers should be compensated! Happy days! Who is eligible for EC Regulation 261/2004 compensation? Passengers who have a valid ticket and booking confirmation โœ…Passengers who: start their trip at an EU airport or land in an EU airport, provided that the airline is headquartered in the EU โœ… It doesnโ€™t matter if the passengers are: Using a low-cost airlineBooked on a package holidayOn a business trip orChildren (on a paid ticket) orFlying on free or reduced tickets under customer loyalty or promotional programmes. The EU Regulation does not apply to: Passengers travelling on a free or redu...
Travel Insurance Policy Update: COVID-19
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Travel Insurance Policy Update: COVID-19

Notwithstanding the CORONAVIRUS EXCLUSION clause on page 5 of the Policy booklet, we are delighted to confirm that Buddy policies now include the following protections for COVID-19.ย ๐Ÿฆ  Buddy now has you covered for: Up to โ‚ฌ10million (up from โ‚ฌ6.5m last year) emergency medical expenses cover for Covid-19Unlimited FREE extended trip duration cover (if, due to unexpected circumstances beyond your control)Where medically necessary - repatriation costs to bring you back to the Ireland where it is deemed to be in your best interests   Additional accommodation and repatriation expenses for you, and anyone member of the travel party who has to remain or travel with youTravel expenses, if medically necessary, for a friend or relative to travel from your home area to stay with y...
The EU Countries not Imposing a 14-day Quarantine!
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The EU Countries not Imposing a 14-day Quarantine!

After months of COVID lockdown, news of holiday destinations planning to accept travellers is beginning to seep in! Great news! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Weโ€™ve done a round-up of European destinations who have confirmed they are opening for business! ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria has announced it will reopen its land border with Italy on June 16th. On the same day, they will end the quarantine requirements for more than 20 European countries. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland is allowing entry of all travellers from EU and Schengen countries โ€“ and the UK, from June 15th. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany is also allowing entry of all travellers from EU and Schengen countries from June 15th. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France is welcoming all Europeans from June 15th ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy has been welcoming back Europeans since June 3rd ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain is opening to foreigners in July. ...
Top 3 Coronavirus Travel Insurance Questions
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Top 3 Coronavirus Travel Insurance Questions

As we continue to battle with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) we wish to express our most sincere gratitude to all frontline workers. We appreciate everything you have done and are doing. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™ 1. If I cancel my holiday due to Coronavirus, can I get a refund? The quick answer is yes. To ensure you are covered you need to ensure The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued a warning to "avoid non-essential travel" to an area (as it has done for the People's Republic of China, for instance) or a "do not travel" alert, then you should be eligible for refunds or re-booking with the airline, hotel, or tour operator. You can get exact travel warnings for each country from The Department of Foreign Affairs website and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website ...