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The Covid-19 Pandemic

For nearly 26 years Gem Travel has been committed to providing a dedicated, personal and comprehensive corporate travel service.

Following the government advice we have put measures in place to safeguard our team and therefore we have initiated both remote working capabilities along with the partial reopening of the premises. Please be assured it is business as normal and therefore please continue to contact your business travel consultants via email at reservations@gemtravel.co.uk or calling 01293 886901

I would also like to say a huge thank you to our clients, for your support, kind words of encouragement and understanding through this unprecedented situation.

This is the form you need to fill in in order to re-enter the UK:
https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk

Traveller Support

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause uncertainty to industries in the United Kingdom and beyond. The travel industry has been particularly badly affected. As the industry attempts to start the road to recovery, we are committed to ensuring we provide a safe business travel management service and that our clients have access to up to date information and guidance to enable them to have the confidence to consider restarting travel.

Client and Corporate Support

  • Travel Policy review
  • Traveller safety, confidence and duty of care (for all aspects of travel)
  • Traveller profile updates
  • Out of Hours update
  • The importance of Frequent Flyer programmes and hotel group affiliates

What we are doing

We are monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic and how the travel industry is dealing with it very closely. Members of our management team are in regular dialogue with industry bodies and are working to ensure that travellers’ best interests are at the forefront of decision-making. We will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Where you can get more information?

The links below provide a selection of travel advice covering UK airports, major airlines, UK rail and country border restrictions - please get in touch for any topic or airline not featured.

IATA covid travel restriction map
IATA - International Travel Document News

Heathrow Airport
https://www.heathrow.com/at-the-airport/fly-safe

Covid testing at Heathrow Airport
Pre-departure Covid testing launched at Heathrow | Business Travel News Europe

Gatwick Airport
https://www.gatwickairport.com/at-the-airport/passenger-services/coronavirus/

This link takes you to the Statista website that the UK government is using to track coronavirus cases worldwide and decide quarantine and travel restrictions:
https://www.statista.com/statistics/1139048/coronavirus-case-rates-in-the-past-7-days-in-europe-by-country/

This is the open for business link which provides updates via a world map:
https://openupforbusiness.com/

This is from Amadeus our GDS which is more of a question and answer format:
https://www.travel-19.com/

The very reliable UK.GOV site:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

The Association of British Travel Agents has produced “Advice on travelling”:
https://www.abta.com/tips-and-advice/planning-and-booking-a-holiday/restarting-travel-guide-for-customers

KLM
https://www.klm.com/travel/gb_en/prepare_for_travel/up_to_date/flight_update/index.htm

Lufthansa
https://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/travelling-and-corona#hygiene

United 
https://hub.united.com/united-making-your-travel-journey-safer-2646028848.html

Etihad
https://www.etihad.com/en-gb/travel-updates/all-destinations-travel-guides

Qatar
https://www.qatarairways.com/en/travel-alerts/COVID-19-update.html

Virgin Atlantic
https://flywith.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/news/coronavirus.html

British Airways 
https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/incident/coronavirus/latest-information?

Singapore Airlines
https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/sg/media-centre/newsalert-listing/

Easy Jet
https://www.easyjet.com/en/fly-with-confidence

Emirates
https://www.emirates.com/uk/english/help/travel-updates/#352

Air France
https://www.airfrance.co.uk/GB/en/common/page_flottante/information/faq-coronavirus.htm

Cathay Pacific
https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_GB/covid-19/information-and-updates.html

Air Canada
https://www.aircanada.com/uk/en/aco/home/book/travel-news-and-updates/2020/travelguidelines

UK Rail
https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/safer-travel-pledge.aspx

Austrian Airlines
https://www.austrian.com/gb/en/travel-coronatimes

Swiss Air
https://www.swiss.com/ch/EN/various/travel-safely

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