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12-03-2020, 23:08   #1
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Avoid non-essential travel !!!

The Dept of Foreign Affairs are advising against non essential travel to Spain, am I entitled to a full refund from Ryanair or best to go through the travel insurance?
Flying to Lanzarote this weekend but due to medical (not Covid 19 related) I cannot travel.
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12-03-2020, 23:11   #2
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Wondering the same with Aer Lingus. Had already cancelled about 2 hours ago but wondering are options now full refund as they cancel, my travel insurance kicks in or just the small tax refund
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Small Tax refund €16 approx how do you even get it back??
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Small Tax refund €16 approx how do you even get it back??
If you cancel it's automatically refunded. EI have form on their site
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The Dept of Foreign Affairs are advising against non essential travel to Spain, am I entitled to a full refund from Ryanair or best to go through the travel insurance?
Flying to Lanzarote this weekend but due to medical (not Covid 19 related) I cannot travel.
are they including the Canaries in that or is it just mainland Spain?
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are they including the Canaries in that or is it just mainland Spain?
RTE News suggests that Canaries and Balerics (sp) are included in the advice.
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The Dept of Foreign Affairs are advising against non essential travel to Spain, am I entitled to a full refund from Ryanair or best to go through the travel insurance?
Flying to Lanzarote this weekend but due to medical (not Covid 19 related) I cannot travel.
If you can get a letter from your GP to say that you are not fit to travel then it's business as usual and you claim the airfare back from your travel insurance.

There are four scheduled flights to Lanzarote tomorrow from Dublin, all are status 'on schedule'.

As the DFA has advised against all but essential travel to Spain, you may be able to claim from your insurance, you need to check the policy. My AIG policy would cover this situation .....

if after the time the Insured Person books their trip, the Department of Foreign Affairs advises against all but essential travel to their intended destination.


Here is an extract from the DFA travel advice page on Spain.....

Latest travel alert

Novel Coronavirus

For the moment, we recommend against non-essential travel to Spain (including the Balearic and Canary Islands).


https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-adv...untries/spain/

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus are now waiving change fees for flights booked before certain dates. If you wouldn't mind rescheduling your holiday, you could change your tickets to a date in the autumn or whatnot and only pay the fare difference (if any).
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UK may be included in U.S travel ban shortly.

Ireland.. maybe, who knows!

Trump may remove some low rate infection schengen countries from the ban list.
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Parents were due to fly to Alicante in the morning. Not officially cancelled by Ryanair yet but only can up to 4 hours. In 2 minds what to do - book random date in Sept or hope the flight gets cancelled by Ryanair in the mornin and get a refund through the travel agency. It's their policy that it needs to be officially cancelled before refund is issued.
Any thoughts ?
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Parents were due to fly to Alicante in the morning. Not officially cancelled by Ryanair yet but only can up to 4 hours. In 2 minds what to do - book random date in Sept or hope the flight gets cancelled by Ryanair in the mornin and get a refund through the travel agency. It's their policy that it needs to be officially cancelled before refund is issued.
Any thoughts ?
Log onto Ryanair.ie and "Manage booking" book it for another date..
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is it ok to still travel any where inside Ireland.
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is it ok to still travel any where inside Ireland.
Coventry had a statement read on late late to avoid unnecessary travel to Europe

I'm currently in South Kerry in self catering so very isolated
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Log onto Ryanair.ie and "Manage booking" book it for another date..
Trying it now but not getting to the next step. Possibly down to them being checked in already. Frustrating :/
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Coventry had a statement read on late late to avoid unnecessary travel to Europe

I'm currently in South Kerry in self catering so very isolated
no im on about Ireland,as im living in Ireland is it ok to travel to other parts of the republic?.
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