Passport, Medical and Dietry Information
Passports, identity cards, visas and health requirements
The passport, visa and health requirements applicable at the time of printing relating to British citizens for the tours the company offers are shown below. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation are the responsibility of those travelling and not of Wyvern Schooltours Ltd. The company regrets it cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry correct documentation. If you or any member of your party is not a British citizen or holds a non-British passport you must check passport and visa requirements with the Embassy or Consulate of the country (i.e. to or through which you are intending to travel). British citizens travelling abroad must hold a valid personal passport or be included on a collective passport.
The party leader must ensure that all participants, including adults, carry individual passports or are included on a collective passport and that non-British nationals have appropriate visas. Each leader of a school group must make application for a Collective (or group) Passport for between 5 and 50 schoolchildren at least 4 months before travel. Information and the downloadable application form can be found at www.gov.uk/collective-group-passports/how-to-apply.
Completed Nationality Questionnaire and Parental Consent forms and photo cards are required in support of every Collective Passport application. Visas are not currently required for British nationals visiting France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, and Holland.
In youth centre accommodation guests may be requested to clear tables after meals, to make their own beds and to tidy bedrooms. Bedding is always provided but each party member should always bring towels, soap and all toiletries.
Important Medical Considerations
Medical problems & disabilities
If any member of your party or any close relative of one of your group has a medical condition or disability which might affect your tour, you must tell us before confirming your booking so that we can consult travel insurers and advise you. If we are unable to accommodate particular needs, we must reserve the right to refuse the booking. If full details are not given to us by the time of booking, we reserve the right to cancel when we become aware of such information.
We request special dietary requirements at least 16 weeks before departure. These are transmitted to accommodation providers, on
your behalf. Whilst every effort is made to accommodate vegetarians and other dietary requirements, the concepts of vegetarianism, some food allergies and other special needs may be less well understood abroad. Some providers cater better than others.
For anyone, concerned that meals may lack variety, we advise taking nutritious snacks such as dried fruit.
European health regulations and European health card (EHIC)
For all information regarding eligibility and to apply for an EHIC, please go to http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/EHIC/Pages/about-the-ehic.aspx