Travel updates

UK health authorities are providing detailed advice on from England Travellers are advised to read the FCDO travel advice for the country they are travelling to The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) TravelHealthPro website provides specific country-by-country travel health advice. The NHS website has useful information about how to take preventative measures against Coronavirus ABTA has updated advice and FAQs for travellers. ABTA also has a leaflet that offers handy tips and information for anyone preparing to travel overseas. You can either download their mobile version or print your own at home.

We are paying constant attention to the guidance from the FCDO, ABTA and Public Health England in the UK, as well as to the guidance from local health authorities, to ensure our destinations are open to travellers from the UK. Any additional entry testing and vaccination requirements differ by country and are being reviewed and updated frequently.

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required vaccinations and/or additional tests in line with the entry requirements for your holiday destination. It is imperative that you check the latest requirements at the time of booking and are able to meet them. For more information, please see our Entry Requirements table, or visit the FCDO website for your destination.

If things change and we have to cancel your holiday because of Coronavirus, you can move your holiday to another available date or destination of equivalent value, or pay the difference to upgrade your trip. If for any reason you are not able to move your holiday, we’ll give you a refund.
Equally, if we have to make a significant change to your holiday, we’ll give you the option of accepting the change or receiving a refund. You can find out more about what would be considered a significant change in our booking terms & conditions.

Please remember it is a condition of our booking terms that you have valid travel insurance. We would strongly recommend that you take travel insurance out at the time of booking that offers additional Coronavirus cover.

Our insurance partner Campbell Irvine offer travel insurance with additional comprehensive Covid-19 cover and will be happy to give you a quote. To contact them, please visit

Esprit is an Unregulated Introducer of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

We are confident that our future holidays will be going ahead as planned. If we are able to operate your holiday and you choose to cancel your booking, we will not be able to offer a refund on your holiday or added extras and our usual cancellation terms apply. 

Equally, if we make the decision to suspend your holiday to a given destination and you cancelled before we took that action, we will not offer a refund retrospectively. You should therefore ensure that you have adequate travel insurance and seek to recover cancellation charges from your insurer where possible.

If you have underlying health concerns, we would recommend that you speak to your GP and travel insurer, who may offer a degree of cover for cancellation on these grounds, subject to the terms of your policy, and you may need a note from your GP to support your claim.

We understand that you might be feeling apprehensive about travelling and would like some added flexibility. As part of our In Safe Hands promise, you can choose to move your holiday to a later date, up to the point that your full balance is due, with no admin fee from us. You will need to cover any extra cost if your new date is more expensive.

If our suppliers charge a fee for the change we may need to pass this on. (Supplier charges may include admin fees charged to us, as well as any costs which need to be paid by us at the time of booking to secure elements of your holiday - such as scheduled or low-cost airline flight costs, committed excursion costs and accommodation fees.) mention full balances.

Full balances will be due 10 weeks before departure (this may be earlier for bookings made with a travel agent) and after this point our usual booking terms & conditions apply.

If at any point during your holiday you should test positive or feel unwell with Covid -19 symptoms, in the first instance you should stay in your room, seek medical assistance if required and let your accommodation management and Esprit Representative know.

If you test positive with an antigen LFD test, you might be asked to take a further PCR test to confirm the result. If this is positive, in most instances you will be required to self-isolate in designated accommodation and in accordance with local government guidelines (which can vary from country to country). The period of self-isolation may extend beyond the planned return date of your holiday and all additional costs incurred will need to be covered by yourself or your travel insurance company. At the earliest opportunity, you should contact your travel insurer for assistance and advice on next steps.

Our Esprit in-country teams have been fully trained in Covid-19 safety measures, including preparations for handling positive Covid-19 cases in resort, and will be there to help and support throughout – on the ground or by phone.
Insurance cover will vary depending on the provider and level of cover you have chosen. Our insurance partner Campbell Irvine offers travel insurance with additional comprehensive Covid-19 cover and will be happy to give you a quote. 

To contact them, please visit