Frequently Asked Questions

We've put together a list of useful information which will help answer common questions often asked by our customers before travelling to Goa.

If you have any other questions that are not covered in this section, please do not hesitate to contact our reservations team on 01489 866986 or email your question to us »

Updated 24 October 2021

COVID-19

From 4th October the UK government simplified its traffic light system into two tiers for international travel - red destinations and the rest of the world. For more information on what this means, please click here: Government rules for entering England. Please ensure you comply with the exit and entry requirements for both the UK and Goa.

Please continue to check the latest FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) advice for travel to Goa and be mindful that the information given is only for travel at the present time so do check it regularly Foreign travel advice for India

It has never been more important to book with a reputable Tour Operator. Our ATOL and ABTA bonding means that any package holiday booked with us is fully protected. For more information, please see our FAQs below:

How is my money financially protected?

The package holidays (flight inclusive) or flight only arrangements we sell are protected by ATOL under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number [1866]. ATOL is the UK's financial protection scheme and protects you when you book a holiday with us, a UK ATOL holder. It will provide support so that you are not at a financial loss or without assistance abroad if we cease trading. Our accommodation-only holidays are covered by ABTA bonding.  

The latest on our holidays to Goa 

Flights are due to operate from 12 December 2021, however as we use third-party flights this might change at any time in which case we will contact you with a range of options. 

What reasons might there be for my holiday not going ahead?

  • If government advice changes and it becomes illegal to travel abroad for holidays.
  • If the FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) advises against non-essential travel to your destination.
  • If you are required to quarantine on arrival at your destination and there isn't the option to forgo this quarantine period by providing evidence of a negative Covid-19 test, or that you are fully vaccinated.
  • If the destination you are travelling to is on the red list, which requires you to quarantine in a hotel on your return to the UK. 

We would like to reassure you that if your holiday is cancelled for one of the reasons shown above, you will be offered to change your holiday to another destination (where possible) or date with no amendment fee (difference in price applies) or receive a full refund. In this event, one of our agents will be in touch to advise you of your options

What do I need to know if I am travelling to a destination not on the red list?

If you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and a resident of England you are required to take one antigen lateral flow test on or before day 2 after your arrival home. This must be a private test, not one acquired through the NHS and should be booked before you travel, as you will need the reference number for completion of your passenger locator form. You are no longer required to self-isolate at home for 10 days. The same rules apply for those under the age of 18 travelling with a fully vaccinated adult.

If you are not fully vaccinated and a resident of England, you are required to take an antigen test or a PCR test before you return home, and two PCR tests (one on or before day 2 and one on day 8). You will also be required to self-isolate for 10 days. If you are a resident of Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, please check updated government advice as rules may differ.

Please continue to check the entry requirements for the destination you are travelling to as these may change.

There are many companies offering antigen and PCR testing in the UK now, however pricing can vary widely. RANDOX offer good value testing which fulfils all government requirements, visit https://www.randoxhealth.com/ and use discount code AITO43 at checkout. In Goa our local representatives will offer advice regarding booking a pre-departure test if required.

What if I need assistance whilst on holiday?

Our local representatives will be on hand to guide you every step of the way, from the moment you arrive until you leave. From advice on the local guidelines to specialist knowledge in your destination, we’ve got it covered.