For some of us, it has been a while since we last travelled, and whilst we might need a reminder of how much liquid we can carry, what we can bring back, or what the Covid regulations are, did you know that there are now new rules to contend with, following the UK leaving the EU?
To avoid being turned back at customs, it is very important is that you check the validity of your passport before travel.
If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.
Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:
Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.
Contact your travel provider or embassy of the country you are visiting if you think that your passport does not meet both these requirements. Renew your passport if you need to. Further information can be found on the government website here.
Our summer is looking busy, how about yours? Many of you have already made your plans, and after two challenging years, our availability chart now resembles the good old, pre-Covid days. However, we do still have some prime weeks available at our wonderful properties, and with the relaxation of travel restrictions, now is the time to book. Whether you are looking to plan a large gathering of family or friends, or a relaxing week with your nearest and dearest, get in touch and let us help you plan your summer escape. March 2022
After a short heatwave in the UK this July, the summer has been rather lacklustre since. If like us, you are still toying with the idea of a little late summer sunshine, we have some great availability in September, at properties where July and August availability is often hard to come by.
We love September; the weather is still warm, the beaches and markets are quieter, the prospect of an evening glass of rosé watching the sun go down, whilst listening to the crickets, is still possible, and all without the blankets, jumpers and down jackets necessary in the UK. Contact us for details of late availability.
Finally, a reprieve! After a challenging year, and several nail-biting months of wondering if bookings could go ahead, the opportunity to travel is being seized by many, and that dream of a holiday abroad is finally a reality. We have a few last minute opportunities for those keen to make a getaway, and given the temperatures, September also looks to be a great option for those not tied to school holidays. Contact us for more details of availability!
With best wishes from all at PPA – Pamela, Deborah , Sarah & Anne