At American Holidays, the wellbeing and safety of our customers is our highest priority and while the world changes daily we aim to keep all our customers up to date with accurate travel information.
We take advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), supplemented with information from World Health Organisation (WHO), the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), as well as local knowledge from our robust team of Ground Operators.
The DFA and FCDO offer information on travel to all countries throughout the world, including personal safety, local laws and customs, important entry requirements and visa information as well as updates on natural disasters, political situations, public health alerts and what to do if something does go wrong.
All clients travelling on a package holiday must have travel insurance. We recommend purchasing a policy at the time of booking if you do not have an existing policy. If purchasing a new policy, we recommend you read a sample policy to understand its various restrictions can cover, such as age, before you purchase.
Before you depart
• Check you have all your valid documentation; passports, entry visas and booking documentation.
• Have appropriate travel insurance in place before travelling.
• If your holiday with us is affected by travel restrictions we will contact you to offer advice, the latest information and options available to move, change or cancel your booking.
• If you are on holiday and government advice changes we will contact you with the latest information
• Read up local laws and customs of the country you are visiting and understand how they differ from home, especially if you plan on driving while on holiday.
• Research vaccinations or any other medical requirements for your destination, and if necessary, visit a travel health clinic before you travel.
• Respect local laws, customs, and traditions.
• Tell your family or friends about your travel plans so they know where you are going and when. Ensure they have your contact details, you have theirs and stay in touch. Save the contact details of the local Consulate to your phone/devices in case of emergencies.
For the latest official local government travel advice visit:
• DFA – https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/
• FCDO – https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
When travelling to the USA, Canada, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean you must hold a “Machine Readable Passports” (MRP), this includes children and infants.
For all other travel, it is strongly recommend that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your expected return date.
Please see our Passport FAQ for more details on expiration and visa requirements.