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Coronavirus our Programmes

The UK Government has issued an Exceptional travel advisory notice. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises British people against all non-essential travel worldwide.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions being implemented. The safety and wellbeing of our volunteers and staff are our priority and SwimTayka policy is to delay our programmes when either the UK government (FCO) set the advice level for our programmes to ‘Do Not Travel’, or where an operational restriction (such as the closure of the countries borders) would prevent SwimTayka from running any of our programmes as intended.

If you haven’t heard from us directly by email, then there have been no changes to your programme at this point in time. We will be in touch with you directly if your programme will be delayed.

Programmes starting before 31st August 2020

We don’t know if a future travel ban will be in a place closer to the date of our programs. Maybe the situation will get worse, and maybe it will improve. If you are thinking of cancelling your participation in the programme starting before 31st August 2020, please get in touch with us directly to discuss your options.

Given the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 we would like to provide you with the assurance that your programme participation is secure with SwimTayka to be used in the future should you wish to transfer to another programme. We are happy to transfer amounts you have already paid to use towards an alternative programme with a start date before 1st June 2022; if the programme you select is longer or more expensive, you will need to find the extra money for the difference in price, and if the programme is shorter your final target will be adjusted accordingly.

Please note that cancellation fees and refunds are governed by the SwimTayka’s Terms & Conditions and apply only to your SwimTayka programme – airlines and other travel providers may charge additional costs, so we recommend getting in touch directly with your travel insurance provider to enquire about your coverage.

Travel Advice? 

Most countries’ governments provide their own travel advice. We recommend travellers consult their local advisory for advice. See below for links to some of the larger ones: