Coronavirus travel advice for schools planning trips abroad

9 Mar 2022, 08:49

St Olaves Paris 2022 arc de triomphe
St Olaves Paris 2022 arc de triomphe

Greetings from St Olave's Grammar School! Pictured here in Paris in February 2022.

No more missing out! Now is a great time time to book your next school trip

The most popular European school trip destinations continue to ease their travel restrictions making it even easier to take a school trip —and schools are already taking advantage of it. Our first school trip abroad since the pandemic departed in Autumn 2021 and since then we've enabled a growing number of school groups to restart their foreign trips. You can read their stories in our blog!


What are the rules for school trips abroad?

See our school travel guides for the most popular school trip destinations. Click on the links below to see the current paperwork, vaccination and testing requirements for school groups travelling abroad:

Do children need to be vaccinated to go on school trips?

Many popular school trip destinations require school children to be vaccinated. Read about the latest updates on what vaccinations mean for school trips.

What are the COVID-19 rules for school groups returning home from abroad?

There are no longer any rules for British passport holders returning to the UK. Read the latest updates on the rules for travellers returning to the UK from abroad.

Peace of Mind Promise

Our Peace of Mind Promise provides new bookings with additional financial protection in the event the DfE or Foreign Office advises against travel to your chosen destination, quarantine restrictions are imposed at your chosen travel destination. We've extended this offer of additional flexibility for all new bookings for trips departing up to 31 July 2023.

COVID-19 insurance included in your trip

Cancellation cover for COVID-19 is included in every new booking. This insurance is only available on trips organised by eligible School Travel Forum Members which means that you will not be able to get this level of protection when booking your own trip. Find out more about our insurance.

Still have questions?

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you might still have. We're here to help!

More information from the COVID-19 Travel Hub  

Why choose Voyager School Travel for your school trip?

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Our unique programmes deliver curriculum-aligned learning outcomes in authentic, fun & supportive environments. Read more →

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Teachers’ lives are hard enough without the extra work involved in running a school trip, so we’ll be there for you before, during and after the trip. Read more →

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With a large overseas team looking after the majority of our school trips, you can be sure of consistent and personal service. Read more →

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Your booking is protected through ABTA or ATOL. As an assured member of the School Travel Forum we adhere to the highest standards. Read more →

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Our language programmes use our own highly trained native-speakers to create a truly immersive experience which is shown to improve learning and confidence. Read more →

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We have specialised in educational trips for over 10 years and organise school trips for over 25,000 students a year. Read more →

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