Winter 2022/23 FAQs
Your travel questions answered
After a cautious but joyous return to the slopes last season, we hope that winter 2022/23 will be relatively normal.
But we know that many of our customers have questions about travel, so we’ve tried to answer as many as possible below.
What are the entry requirements for destinations for 2022/23?
Below are the current entry requirements to the destinations on our programme as we understand them. These are subject to change at any time, we highly recommend visiting the UK Government's Foreign Travel Advice hub for the most up to date advice on travelling from and to the UK.
|Country||Are Borders Open to the UK?||Is vaccination required to enter?||Is testing required to enter?||Is a locator form required to enter?||Travel Advice|
|Canada||Yes||No||No||No||Canada Travel Advice|
|Norway||Yes||No||No||No||Norway Travel Advice|
|Sweden||Yes||No||No||No||Sweden Travel Advice|
|Switzerland||Yes||No||No||No||Switzerland Travel Advice|
|USA||Yes||Yes||No, if fully vaccinated||No, if fully vaccinated||USA Travel Advice|
|Japan||Yes||No||No, if fully vaccinated||Yes||Japan Travel Advice|
Where can I find information on what testing is required for my destination?
You can find each country’s requirements on the Government’s foreign travel advice pages. It is your responsibility to check the testing and entry requirements for the country or countries you are visiting, and also the requirements for returning to the UK.
What about the rules for returning to the UK?
There are currently no rules for returning to the UK from abroad, regardless of vaccination status. Please check the advice on the UK Government website for the latest guidance.
What happens if I am unable to travel due to restrictions in the UK?
If the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel from the UK to your holiday destination, we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your options, including changing your destination or postponing to a different date. If we are unable to provide a solution you’re happy with, we will provide a full refund.
What happens if I have to self-isolate on return to the UK?
If your holiday can go ahead as planned but restrictions in the UK that would apply on your return make it impossible for you to travel, for example a requirement to quarantine, we will try to provide alternative options, including changing your destination or postponing to a different date. If we are unable to provide a solution you’re happy with, you will have to cancel your holiday. Our booking conditions will apply and you will lose your deposit and have to pay a cancellation charge. You may be able to make a claim on your travel insurance policy and we will provide any documents needed for that.
What happens if I am unable to travel due to restrictions in my destination?
If restrictions at your destination mean that your holiday there will be significantly affected, we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your options, including changing your destination or postponing to a different date. If we are unable to provide a solution you’re happy with, we will provide a full refund.
What happens if I have COVID-19 or have been asked to self-isolate and I'm due to travel?
If you have symptoms or have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have been advised to self-isolate and you're due to travel within 14 days, please speak to us as soon as possible to discuss your options. If we are unable to provide a solution you’re happy with, you will have to cancel your holiday. Our booking conditions will apply and you will lose your deposit and have to pay a cancellation charge. You may be able to make a claim on your travel insurance policy and we will provide any documents needed for that.
What will a ski holiday look like in 2022/23?
We expect things to feel a lot more normal on the slopes this winter! Some safety measures may still be in place, but the majority of resorts dropped their requirements for social distancing, facemasks and proof of vaccination towards the end of last season and we don't expect these to return for 22/23.
Most of the resorts we sell already lend themselves to physical distancing, especially those that are ‘off the beaten track’. We like to steer clear of the crowds of the mainstream European resorts, seeking quiet slopes and untouched powder, and our range of accommodation includes everything from self-catered condos and cosy cabins to spacious luxury hotels - ideal for staying safe.
If I’m concerned about travelling to a destination, can I change my holiday?
If you are concerned about travelling to a destination and there is no FCDO advice against travel, please speak to us as soon as possible to discuss your options.
What can I do if I’m concerned about my safety while on holiday?
During our UK office hours you can reach our team on +44 (0)1273 224060 and we will assist you however we can. We also have a dedicated emergency phone line for 24/7 out of hours support. If the FCDO releases a travel warning about your destination while you are on holiday, we will be in contact as soon as we can to discuss your options, which may include curtailing your holiday if necessary.
Is my money safe if I book with Ski Safari?
Any money you pay to us is protected by our ATOL (No.4488) if you are booking a package that includes flights, or through ABTA (Y3035) if you book a package without flights. This means that if we were to fail as a business 100% of your money would be protected. Read more about our financial protection.
What steps are you taking to ensure safe travel?
We are in constant communication with our airline, resort and accommodation partners to ensure that they are acting upon the latest guidance from their respective governments. We will not sell a holiday that we deem unsafe and we will do our best to keep you up to date with the current safety measures for your holiday before you travel, although we expect these to change regularly.
If we believe that safety measures will affect your holiday (e.g. services or facilities not open) then we will also make this clear to you before you travel.
The information given on this page is the position as we currently understand it for British citizens, residing in the UK, visiting the countries shown. However, the rules and requirements for travel are changing rapidly and without notice. Hence we make no guarantee that the information given is accurate and up to date. You must make your own enquiries to satisfy yourself that you and your party can meet the entry requirements to match your intended travel arrangements.
Still need help? Call us on 01273 224060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for open and honest advice from our team.