Travel Update

We understand that travel may seem a little more complicated than usual right now. The team at NST monitor closely travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and government guidance in relation to educational visits, so can keep you informed about the latest travel advice.

Since the autumn term, the government has permitted schools to take UK day trips whilst advising against overnight educational visits. We are pleased to share that the Department for Education has recognised the enormous benefits of overnight school trips to pupils' education, and has committed to reviewing the advice in February 2021, with overnight school trips potentially resuming from Easter 2021 onwards.

With school trip preparation taking anything from 6-12 months, if you would like to discuss your future travel plans for 2021 and beyond, please do get in touch.

The government has advised that schools can still take UK day trips. Choosing a day trip allows your students to still benefit from learning outside the classroom as well as improving their mental health and building their confidence and resilience. 

We are pleased to advise that all our UK itineraries can be adapted to suit a day trip.

Take a look at our enhanced range of UK day trips here.

Book with Confidence Guarantee


We understand that your school might want more assurances than usual when committing to a school trip in 2021. With this in mind, we recognise that you and parents may need more flexibility and reassurance when making your future travel plans.

We have listened to our customers’ feedback and have introduced some new measures to be able to provide you and parents with peace of mind when booking your next trip. 


Financial Peace of Mind

To help ease the financial pressures on parents, we have adapted our payment terms to allow more time for making your group’s trip payments.

Furthermore, we recognise that you will require more flexibility for your 2021 travel plans.  We have multiple options to amend your booking should a COVID-19 restriction impact on your group’s trip prior to travel, and we will work closely with you to ensure the best possible outcome for your group.

To find out more about our Financial Peace of Mind commitment, please get in touch with us today.

Enhanced Health & Safety

The safety of our groups has always been our number one priority. As a member of the School Travel Forum, we have contributed to a COVID-Secure set of guidelines to provide reassurance to you and parents.

This work has been undertaken with a leading independent travel risk management company to understand the challenges for schools in taking part in learning outside the classroom experiences. All our transport, accommodation and visit providers, both in the UK and overseas, have committed to enhanced health and safety measures as outlined by local government guidance, to give peace of mind for future travel.