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COVID-19 Updates

Travel advice

LAST UPDATE – 07/12/2020 December and January ski trips are cancelled.

 

” Hi all,
the resounding consensus is to hold off and look to later dates. Most people haven’t got flights yet and it is much as we suspected.

 

As mentioned in the last email we can hold onto your money for a future trip or return it. Thanks for your response, stay safe and let’s hope for some possibilities later in the winter. We hope we can make it happen.

 

Thanks.
The AlpineItaly team, Ale, Dave & Fay ”

 

 

LAST UPDATE – 04/11/2020 All November courses in Cervinia are cancelled.

 

” Hi all,
As you can no doubt guess we have had to surrender our Cervinia plans to the worsening situation and tightening restrictions that we have at present throughout Europe.


We and you [!] tried our very best to make it happen despite all the successive obstacles that were put in our way but there comes a time where despite our obstinacy, it seems futile to carry on.


We think it best to draw a line under this one and get ready for possibilities further down the line.
We will, of course, return all deposits and further payments if they were made. We can, as promised, refund at 100% [minus CC charges].


Looking forward we are small enough to move quite quickly on things so should the situation improve over the course of the winter we will be in a position to put trips together to some of our favourite destinations quite quickly.
We would love to see you and would appreciate your support should this happen.


For now, please stay safe everyone and let’s collectively beat this damn virus!
We will set about issuing refunds as of Monday but please be patient with us as it will take us a little while to turn them all around.


Thanks.
The AlpineItaly team,
Ale, Dave & Fay ”

 

 

LAST UPDATE – October 18th 2020.

 

We will offer you a full 100% refund* in the following Covid 19–related circumstances:


1)The destination country shuts it borders or the resort itself shuts making it impossible to execute to trip.


2) The resort is closed prior to your holiday for reasons related to Covid 19 meaning we cannot run the week as planned.


3) There is a need to quarantine upon arrival in the destination rendering it pointless to come.
*Please note we would be able to refund the totality minus CC fees if your balance has been paid by CC

 

Travel Insurance: We would strongly recommend that you check the cover that your travel insurance policy provides especially in light of provision for COVID-19 restrictions. There are a number of insurers that do offer cover to travel despite the current situation.

 

This link may point you in the right direction: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/10/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-your-travel-insurance/

 

 

 

 

LAST UPDATE – October 13th 2020.

 

We would strongly advise that you arrange a valid covid test in your home country prior to departure. At the time of writing relying on relying on receiving a test in the destination airport is not guaranteed and if this is not possible you may be requested to quarantine until you have a test performed and the results available.

 

 

 

 

LAST UPDATE – September 29th 2020.

 

This following diagram explains the current travel situation as of September 29th 2020. It shows the relevant travel information to take into account when you are travelling out to your destination and also when you head back to your country of departure.

 

 

 

Travel corridors and transit rules from UK govt:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#transit-stops

 

Geneva airport covid information:

https://www.gva.ch/en/Site/Passagers/Questions-Reponses-FAQ/COVID-19#5b628b72-03fd-4973-aa0c-58dab084a107

 

Italian govt covid travel rules: 


Please check this page regularly and we will update it with information as and when there are further developments so that you can make informed decisions. We are always available to help or discuss and we are trying our very best to keep the possibility of skiing open to everyone interested.


Obviously, if the decision to travel or not is not decided by government guidelines or a resort closure then it will be up to each individual to weigh up whether they will come and it will depend on each individual’s personal circumstances and choices [whether they can work from home upon return to UK, whether they are happy to get a covid test if necessary etc].


We will try and do everything we can to make it a great week but we are fully aware of the difficulty of the circumstances and we will liase with you in a sensible and flexible manner whatever you choose to do.

 

 

LAST UPDATE – September 10th 2020.

 

More over we will offer the following Covid 19 guarantees: We will offer you a full 100% refund* in the following Covid 19–related circumstances:


1)The FCO advises against all but essential travel to the destination of your selected trip.


2) The resort is closed prior to your holiday for reasons related to Covid 19 meaning we cannot run the week as planned.


3) There is a need to quarantine upon arrival in the destination rendering it pointless to come.
*Please note we would be able to refund the totality minus CC fees if your balance has been paid by CC

 

BOOKING REFUND: During this particular time we want to give you more flexibility when you book a trip with us. AlpineItaly will guarantee 100% deposit refund up to the day the balance is due, this is 60 days before the trip starts. No questions asked.

Q – What happens if I book a trip, pay the DEPOSIT and then my holiday doesn’t run due to COVID-19 travel restrictions?

 

A – We will give you 100% deposit back up to the day the balance is due, this is 60 days before the trip is due to start. If you have paid by credit card through our website there will be a very small admin fee retained by the online service provider.

 

 

Q – What should I do about booking flights in this current time?

 

A – At the moment we would advise to delay booking flights until nearer the date of departure, unless you find a very cheap flight where it may be worth taking the risk. There are also some flights with a free flexi change which some operators are offering at the moment. Feel free to contact us if you want to discuss.

 

 

Q – What will the skiing look like, do we have to wear masks? Will we all eat together?

 

A – We are closely following the advice of the UK Government and FCO regarding international travel and working within the recommendations and regulations of our destination countries to minimise the risk of Coronavirus.

 

Each resort will have certain implementations in place, much like they do back home. We will adhere to the local regulations. Summer skiing is currently happening in Europe and lifts are running. Typical procedures are wearing a mask on the enclosed lifts and keeping social distance in queueing areas. Restaurants are now operating in Europe. You arrive in your mask but can take it off to enjoy your meal.

 

 

Travel Insurance: We would strongly recommend that you check the cover that your travel insurance policy provides especially in light of provision for COVID-19 restrictions.

 

 

Q – I’m due to go on holiday in the next few days but I’ve been contacted by NHS Test & Trace and advised to self-isolate for the next 14 days. Can I still go on holiday?

 

A – Unfortunately, you will not be allowed to travel if you have been advised to self-isolate within the last 14 days, and at the airport, or on arrival at your destination, you may be asked to declare that you have not been contacted by NHS Test & Trace. In this instance please contact us as quickly as possible and we will do our very best to help you. You should also contact your travel insurance provider.