According to updated guidance issued by the Department for Education (DfE), it is officially allowed for schools to start planning their next international school trip from the beginning of the autumn term.
It was confirmed on 12th July that England will move to Step 4 on 19th July offering new Schools COVID-19 operational guidance.
Even though schools will still have to follow relevant coronavirus guidelines and regulations at the time of their trip, there is a clear sign of recovery for educational tourism.
The paragraph on educational visits in the guidance issued by the Department for Education (DfE) states:
"From the start of the new school term you can go on international visits that have previously been deferred or postponed and organise new international visits for the future. You should be aware that the travel list (and broader international travel policy) is subject to change and green list countries may be moved into amber or red. The travel lists may change during a visit and you must comply with international travel legislation and should have contingency plans in place to account for these changes."
We want to offer you a flexible and fair booking policy, so please read our Booking Protection Promise. This explains the measures we are taking to help make the decision easier for clients to book (lower deposits, all deposits refundable for longer period, extended time to cancel with full refund etc). We will customise a solution that works for you and your school's budget.
Our goal is to make you feel confident and safe when planning your next school trip with us and we'd like to take the overwhelming feeling of uncertainty away. With flexible refundable deposits and thorough risk assessment on our end, you can enjoy the process of preparation and look forward to your next international visit.