Covid and travel discussion

shemnel

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Anyone been to Jordan?

It's a destination I've wanted to go to for years and although I'm not mad eager to do an escorted tour at my age (coming up 35 in a couple of months) I think it seems a good way to see the main sights for this particular country.
I also wanna do it whilst I'm still relatively young and fit and able bodied, as the general itineraries look quite intense.

Spotted a good deal for end of Feb next year without a solo supplement, probs gonna book it as land only through the tour op via work and then I'll sort my flights out independently later this year. Finishes at the Movenpick hotel and resort at the Dead Sea so will likely tag on an extra night or 2 there to chill out.

If anyone has any experience or pointers I'd be interested to hear them.

yes, I went in 2011 about 2 months after the Syrian War started. I though I was going to be cancelled but the Syria stuff was very small scale then but the reason i mention it is because it meant that tourism was roughly 90% down that spring/summer

Amman is nice, good vibe and amazing food. Sadly all of the ancient Roman stuff up near the Syrian border i went to will be strictly off limits now and i suspect generally touring about will be more difficult due to the many many refugee camps now in the countryside, so take this into mind

Dead Sea great, also down to the Saudi border for snorkelling. And of course Petra, which remains one of the greatest places on Earth, if you're into that sort of thing. Again, i dont know what it's like to visit now, but it's very good indeed. Altogether i had a brilliant 2 weeks there.
 

feedthegoat27

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yes, I went in 2011 about 2 months after the Syrian War started. I though I was going to be cancelled but the Syria stuff was very small scale then but the reason i mention it is because it meant that tourism was roughly 90% down that spring/summer

Amman is nice, good vibe and amazing food. Sadly all of the ancient Roman stuff up near the Syrian border i went to will be strictly off limits now and i suspect generally touring about will be more difficult due to the many many refugee camps now in the countryside, so take this into mind

Dead Sea great, also down to the Saudi border for snorkelling. And of course Petra, which remains one of the greatest places on Earth, if you're into that sort of thing. Again, i dont know what it's like to visit now, but it's very good indeed. Altogether i had a brilliant 2 weeks there.

Appreciate the reply, sounds like you had an amazing trip (at quite a unique time too with the conflict bubbling under).

The tour I've provisionally booked onto starts in Amman for a couple of nights, does Petra, Wadi Rum and finishes with a couple of nights at the Dead Sea (I'm probs gonna stay on a day or 2 longer at the end).

Something I've wanted to do for years and never got round to booking it so I was very pleased when I saw the deal departing end of Feb 2023 as knew I could do it then, great to have it finally pencilled in.
 

bobom

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Hi!

Can someone answer a question about claiming travel insurance? We're trying to claim the cost of flights back because my wife got Covid and the whole family had to self-isolate.

We had travel insurance with the post office. The form asks for confirmation from a "Medical Practitioner", but of course we just have the confirmation of the test and the gov SMS/Emails to self isolate.

The guidance is really unclear. Does anyone know what we need to submit to claim? It'd be a bit of nonsense to have to ask our GP to confirm an infection, given she wasn't personally involved...

Any advice?
 

feedthegoat27

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Hi!

Can someone answer a question about claiming travel insurance? We're trying to claim the cost of flights back because my wife got Covid and the whole family had to self-isolate.

We had travel insurance with the post office. The form asks for confirmation from a "Medical Practitioner", but of course we just have the confirmation of the test and the gov SMS/Emails to self isolate.

The guidance is really unclear. Does anyone know what we need to submit to claim? It'd be a bit of nonsense to have to ask our GP to confirm an infection, given she wasn't personally involved...

Any advice?

Was it lateral flow or PCR that she tested positive on?

It should be a relatively straightforward claim but you know what insurance can be like and their policy wording could be ambiguous.
Certainly the website claims it covers cancellation within 14 days of departure due to a positive test....
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bobom

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Was it lateral flow or PCR that she tested positive on?

It should be a relatively straightforward claim but you know what insurance can be like and their policy wording could be ambiguous.
Certainly the website claims it covers cancellation within 14 days of departure due to a positive test....
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Yes, a PCR test, and we can get chickens of that. The confusion is because the claim form clearly predates covid - so if you say there was a medical reason for cancelling they ask you for confirmation from a "medical practitioner".
 

Stephen Ireland's pants

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Hi!

Can someone answer a question about claiming travel insurance? We're trying to claim the cost of flights back because my wife got Covid and the whole family had to self-isolate.

We had travel insurance with the post office. The form asks for confirmation from a "Medical Practitioner", but of course we just have the confirmation of the test and the gov SMS/Emails to self isolate.

The guidance is really unclear. Does anyone know what we need to submit to claim? It'd be a bit of nonsense to have to ask our GP to confirm an infection, given she wasn't personally involved...

Any advice?
The post office will try their very best not to pay out . Previously having given up on a claim myself. They even asked me to contact the administrator at flybe for confirmation they had gone bust. It was all over the news at the time .
 

bobom

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The post office will try their very best not to pay out . Previously having given up on a claim myself. They even asked me to contact the administrator at flybe for confirmation they had gone bust. It was all over the news at the time .
Thanks... I suspected as much...
 

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