Coronavirus Concerns?

A common-sense guide on how to handle your travel plans.

“I implore you all. Temper fear with reason, panic with patience and uncertainty with education.” - Dr Sharkawy, University of Toronto Infectious Diseases.

As the number of cases of Covid-19 increases around the world, so too does fear and uncertainty of the unknown. When is this going to end, and how will it impact me?

For most people it’s uncertainty that’s having the biggest impact on everyday lives, not the actual virus.

At LayAway Travel we understand you’re probably feeling incredibly uncertain about your travel plans. Should you book a holiday? Should you cancel your holiday? Is it safe to travel?   

While we’d love to have definitive answers to all of your questions and to be able tell you that it’s ok to travel, that’s not our job. Instead we’d like to guide and give you the best information we possibly can based on facts, which we also acknowledge are constantly changing.

Our Customer Care Team is here to help you and we’re fielding daily calls from travellers confused about what to do. This is what we’re recommending:

1. See your GP to discuss your personal health risks

2. Stay up to date with Smartraveller.gov.au and WHO

3. If your travel date is not within the next 3 months, we suggest waiting, and we’ll keep you up to date as the situation evolves.

4. If you’re concerned about your current booking please see our FAQ's, we’re to help you get the best outcome


From our Managing Director, through to our Customer Care Team we’re staying up to date on this evolving situation. We’re in constant contact with ALL of our suppliers, hotels and airlines. We know many of you have been looking forward to your holiday and we want to help you stay on track!

If you currently have a booking and are not concerned about travelling, please follow travel warnings and guidelines. Australian’s are being advised to ‘exercise normal safety precautions,’ this means taking sensible measures to minimise your risk of exposure to coronavirus.  

In Dr Sharkawy’s words, “Let’s meet this challenge together in the best spirit of compassion for others, patience, and above all, an unfailing effort to seek truth, facts and knowledge as opposed to conjecture, speculation and catastrophising … facts not fear. Clean hands. Open hearts. Our children will thank us for it.”

For More Information Go To
Smart Traveller http://bit.ly/3aJyMX5
World Health Organisation https://www.who.int/
or to read more from Dr Sharkawy http://bit.ly/33acxXH