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The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and Birdquest tours

March 22, 2020

To all our Birdquest clients and friends:

The new coronavirus endemic is having a profound effect on many aspects of our lives, and not just on international travel.

At the present time we do not envisage being able to operate any tour before mid-May at the earliest, and as the situation is constantly evolving, it may be longer than that, perhaps much longer.

Our office has been in touch with all those booked on tours scheduled to depart up to mid-May, and if need be will be in touch with those booked on tours scheduled to depart thereafter (naturally, we will be in touch on a rolling basis: if your tour departure is far off we will not be contacting you until much nearer the time of departure).

We envisage the possibility that it may become impossible, owing to government restrictions on movement, to answer our phones throughout our standard office hours, so we would recommend communicating by email. We apologise for this, but as you will understand it may not be possible for us to answer emails as quickly as we usually do.

We are taking the necessary steps so that Birdquest will stay open during the crisis and, as this company is in a strong financial position, I can reassure all of you that we will certainly be here long after this pandemic storm has passed. I say this simply because of all the current talk about tour operators and airlines potentially going out of business because of the crisis. There are, it is true, a lot of weak businesses out there. We are not among them.

Please all keep safe and follow your local health authority’s recommendations.

Mark Beaman

Managing Director

Birdquest Ltd