Covid Update: Booking With Us - Balkan Escape

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Covid Update: Book with Confidence

If you’re planning a long-awaited holiday with us, we want to make sure that you can book with peace of mind. That’s why we want to make it as clear as possible exactly what you can expect from us if your plans are disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, including our refund guarantee if we have to cancel your trip.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to helping you plan your next adventure! 
 

Balance due dates
All bookings with a departure date before 31/10/21 will now have a balance due date of 4 weeks (28 days) before departure, instead of the standard 14 weeks. If at the time of your balance being due, your holiday is in doubt due to Covid, we will endevour to push back your due date further and will only ask for your balance if we know your holiday is definitely going ahead. 
 

Cancellations by us due to Covid-19
Your holiday won’t go ahead and you’ll be able to change your booking to another date for free or receive a full refund if:

  • The UK Government deem it to be Illegal to travel abroad
  • If the Government for the destination you’re travelling to decides to enforce quarantine on arrival and there isn’t the option to forgo this quarantine period by providing evidence of a  negative Covid-19 test
  • If you have a booking to any destination on the UK government red list that forms over 50% of the duration of your holiday.  

See below details of our Package Refund Guarantee
 

Fee-Free changes for selected new bookings (applies to new bookings made after 07/05/2021)

We promise you the flexibility to make changes to your holiday booking. We’re offering fee-free changes on all holidays, up until 14 days before departure if travelling before 31/10/21. You’ll be able to change your booking to another date fee-free*:

  • If you or someone in your party is not able to travel due to contracting Covid-19, or you are officially required to self-isolate at the time of your departure. 
  • The area you live in goes into local lockdown when you’re due to travel
  • Your destination is on amber or red list
  • Your green list destination is reclassified as green watchlist or amber     

       *Only if the new airfare or hotel rates are higher will you be asked to pay the difference.


Package Refund Guarantee

  • If you’ve booked a package holiday, you’re entitled to your money back within a guaranteed 14 days if we have to cancel it.  
  • You’ll also have other options, including the opportunity to change your package booking to another holiday fee-free*. 

       *Only if the new airfare or hotel rates are higher will you be asked to pay the difference.


Travel Insurance

There are many travel insurance providers who now offer specific Covid-19 insurance to cover you for circumstances such as having to cancel your trip because you or one of your travelling companions has the virus or is required to self-isolate. It is a condition of booking with us that you have suitable travel insurance. We can provide any supporting documentation you may need in order to make a claim. 
 

Travel Trust Association

Your money is protected by the Travel Trust Association and can only be used to pay for elements of your booking. You can find out more about how this works on our About Us page.
 

What happens if I want to cancel? 

Outside the above circumstances, if you choose to cancel your booking, then our normal terms and conditions will apply.

We always strive to be as helpful as we possibly can be so you may be able to move your booking to a later date, minus any non-refundable elements which we are unable to retrieve.
 

Terms and Conditions:
Here you can find our full terms and conditions. Please note that all information on this page supersedes any contrary information in our standard terms and conditions. 

 

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