Essential Travel Information & Policies

From October 2021, the government will adopt a 'Red list' and a 'Clear for Travel' / Green list.

Based on the latest chages to the government lists, We do not operate any holidays to Red List destinations.

To make it easier to find the information you are looking for, we have broken down this page into the key area's and policies that you'll need to be aware of. 

If you require any further assistance, please don't hesistate to contact us:

Call: 0800 640 4142

Email: Bookingadmin@advantageholidays.com

It’s important to note that the  traffic light system applies to the return journey of a holiday booked.

Customers on each booking, should also meet  the entry requirements for   the arrival destination, which could also change between booking date and travel.

Due to Covid-19, this may include steps such as customers completing and submitting documentation in advance to show at the airport, proof of a negative Covid-19 test and/or complying with any applicable vaccination rules.

Customers must meet all requirements in order for their holiday to go ahead as planned.

From the October 2021 the government will simplify it's rules for travel and from this date, any country which is not on the Red list will be 'Clear to Travel' and therefore classified as "Green". 

The countries which we offer, that will be 'Clear to Travel' are:

Andorra, Austria, The Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia*, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (Including Islands), Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira*, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USA, Spain (Including Balearic & Canary Islands) Poland and Portugal.

Fully vaccinated passengers from the UK, Scotland and Northern Ireland only:

Self Isolation on returning home: Not Required

COVID-19 testing: Pre-departure test (depending on destination requirements) and lateral flow test to be taken on day-2 after returning home

Passenger locator form: Required  (See government website  here)

Travel Insurance: Essential

 

Fully vaccinated passengers from Wales only:

Self Isolation on returning home: Not Required

COVID-19 testing: Pre-departure test (depending on destination requirements) and PCR test on day 2 after returning home

Passenger locator form: Required  (See government website  here)

Travel Insurance: Essential

 

Un-vaccinated (or not fully vaccinated) passengers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland:

Self Isolation on returning home: Your must self-isolate for 10 days upon your return home

COVID-19 testing: Pre-departure test (depending on destination requirements), In-resort test prior to return and PCR test on day 2 and day 8 after returning home

Passenger locator form: Required  (See government website  here)

Travel Insurance: Essential

Red list countires:

The full Red list can be found on the Government website here

We will not operate any holidays to Red list countries and therfore we can provide the below options to customers:

1) Customers can change dates with no fee from us

2) Obtain a Future Travel Voucher

3) Obtain a cash refund

Forward bookings:
All future departures with Advantage Holidays are deamed as expected to travel unless they are on the red list and due to travel within 21 days of today's date.

The below applies to all forward bookings:

Normal cancellation policies apply
Customers looking to change their date of travel can do so with £0 amendment fee's from Advantage Holidays, with only supplier costs incurred as part of the change being passed back (airline or ground arrangement).

Other Important Information

Below you will find other key policies and information.

Advantage has secured an agreement for Advantage Members with Randox Toxicology, giving a discount on the PCR tests. Full details can be found here

All customers who plan to travel internationally are required to book a PCR test package   before travelling  on holiday, from one of the government’s   approved list  of providers.

We know now more than ever, customers' travel plans can change based on a number of factors and we recognise the need to provide flexibility when you book with us. 

What is the Flexi-Policy?

 - Pay your balance just 42 days prior to departure if your holiday is on the clear to travel, Green or Amber List
 - No admin fees to pay should you wish to change your holiday
 - When you book, benefit from a low,  £89pp deposit
 

Here's what you need to know in more detail:
 - The new balance collection dates will apply to all departures on or after 17th May 2021.
 - No admin fees to pay means that only the cost of changing the holiday with our respective suppliers will be passed back to customers.
 - Our  new low deposit has enabled us to reduce our balance due dates, something which we know will  give  customers more time to make decisions about their travel plans.

All long-haul deposits and balance collections will remain as previosuly outlined:
 - £150pp deposit long-haul, balance collected at 70 days prior to departure
 - £150pp deposit for European cruise + the cruise lines deposit, balance collected at 98 days prior to departure
 -  £250pp deposit for Trans-Atlantic & Rest of the World + cruise lines own deposit, balance collected at 98 days prior to departure

It is essential that all customers take out travel insurance with adequate cover for their personal requirements and holiday booking, at the earliest opportunity.

All passengers who have already taken out insurance policies should contact their provider to check their levels of cover.