Following the recent announcement by the UK Government that quarantine-free travel is to resume for fully vaccinated passengers returning from Amber List countries, our insurers Millstream Underwriting Ltd. have issued an update relating to all Ski Club Travel Insurance policies, including those issued as part of Platinum Membership.
The guidance issued by the UK Government relating to travel to England from Amber List countries is a welcome relief for the travel industry after a difficult few months.
However, the UK Government’s Green/Amber/Red List remains separate from Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice, with no clear correlation existing between the two. Our policies, including those provided as part of Platinum Membership, will continue to be dictated by the FCDO’s assessment of travel risks to a destination, and not the Traffic Light system, in line with Millstream’s standard practice and previous updates on the Coronavirus Situation.
A slew of recent changes to FCDO advice now means several popular Amber List destinations are no longer subject to FCDO advice warning against all or all but essential travel. You must, however, continue to abide by all necessary regulations and procedures when returning to the UK.
We encourage Members and persons insured under our policies to check FCDO advice carefully before booking and again prior to departure, as well as all necessary entry and exit requirements for their chosen destination(s) or connecting destination(s).
Please remember that changes to Government and FCDO advice are possible at short notice, and we strongly recommend that Members and Policy Holders discuss travel plans and options with their travel provider when making a booking.
No cover is provided under any section of any Ski Club Travel Insurance policy, including that issued as part of Platinum Membership, in relation to a destination to which the FCDO has advised against all or all but essential travel. This extends to cancellation cover when your trip is cancelled owing to FCDO advice relating to COVID-19, although our insurers will consider claims if this advice was not in place at the time of booking.
For more details on the UK Government’s Traffic Light system for travel to England, including details of which countries fall into which category, please see here.
For more details on Foreign, Development and Commonwealth Office (FCDO), including advice relating to each country, please see here.
For more details on Ski Club Travel Insurance Cover during this uncertain period, please see here.