Friday, September 25

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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
Announcement, Travel

Travel Insurance Policy Update: COVID-19

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 youUp to โ‚ฌ900 hospital benefit payment With it looking increasingly likely that ...
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 ...