Guidance from the Department for Education

Last updated: Sep 21st, 2021

At Rayburn Tours, we’re continually monitoring the latest guidance and travel advice from the Department for Education (DfE) and Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FDCO), so that we can keep you informed.

On 19th July, the DfE gave the green light to international school travel. The news we’d all been waiting for!


Key dates from the Department for Education


12th April 2021 Domestic educational day visits resume.
17th May 2021 Domestic residential educational visits resume.
10th May 2021 New bookings for domestic residential educational visits permitted.
6th September 2021 International educational visits resume.
New bookings for future international educational visits permitted.


“An educational visit undoubtedly has ‘significant benefits for children’s educational development as well as their mental health and wellbeing” (DfE).



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Alternatively, click here for further advice from the DfE on educational visits.