The last 16 months with Covid-19 has been a difficult time, and many of us are looking forward to our walking holiday this summer. As of June 2021, the Covid vaccination program is going well in Ireland with over 50% of the adult population having had one dose of vaccine. While we will continue to monitor the latest developments, we are delighted to make your summer 2021 reservation and you can of course change the reservation to a later date should it not be possible to travel.
For international visitors, please note that as of June 2021, it is still not possible to travel to Ireland for a walking holiday and our holidays are not taking place until the travel restrictions are removed. A date of July 19th 2021 has been given for the removal for the start of international travel so we can only take international bookings after that date. You can keep up to date with the latest Irish Government advice and requirements at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/b4020-travelling-to-ireland-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ .
While we are at present taking booking, all bookings made would be dependent on Irish Government restrictions at the time. Havng said that, hotels have reopened (as of 2nd June) and bars and restaraunts are open but serving outdoors (as of 7th June). From 5th July, indoor dining in pubs and restaraunts is allowed. Please note that you will be asked to wear a mask in all public areas in Ireland and this includes in common areas in your guesthouses and on the transport that is provided.
Due to the ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19, we are offering greater flexibility with all bookings in 2021.
When you book a holiday with Wonderful Ireland in 2021
1. You are free to change the date of the holiday for any reason at any time up to two weeks before the start of the holiday. So if your holiday was to start on the 20th September 2021, you could change the date at any time up to the 4th September 2021.
2. There is no charge or fee for making a change of date.
3. The price of your holiday remains the same if you change it to any other date in 2021.
4. If necessary you can change the date of your holiday to 2022 at no extra charge
We just ask that you let us know your intention to change your holiday at least two weeks before the start date of the holiday.
As of June 2021, the situation in Ireland has greatly improved and travel between Ireland and other countries is possible from 19th July 2021. As a result within two weeks of your start date our normal terms and conditions apply. These conditions are as follows. If your holiday is changed 7 to 14 days before the start of the holiday, then a 50% refund is possible. If changed with 7 days before the start of the holiday then no refund is possible.
However, if a sudden new Irish Government restriction was applied within two weeks before the start date of your holiday that prevented your holiday from taking place, then you would be free to reschedule your holiday to another date at no extra charge in 2021 or 2022. If you prefer you can also request a refund (exclusive of the 20% booking deposit).
So if due to a sudden change the Government of Ireland imposed a new law (travel restriction) within 14 days before the start of your holiday that prevented you from travelling to or within Ireland, you can change your holiday date to another date in 2021 or 2022 at no extra charge, or request a refund (exclusive of the 20% booking deposit).
If you have any questions or need any further information about our bookings conditions, don’t hesiatte to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org