A new 24-hour travel safety desk will give Covid-19 destination updates to travel advisors working for Protravel International, Tzell Travel Group and Colletts Travel.

The service will be available to their clients for a fee, enabling frequent travellers, corporate travel managers and business travellers to directly call or email health and safety representatives for pre-trip and on-travel guidance.

Clients who subscribe for an undisclosed sum can call or contact a hotline for real-time information on conditions in a destination.

The service includes a dedicated portal with interactive Covid-19 travel entry requirements map and situational reports, a request for information email and hotline number.

The new desk will be staffed by safety and security experts at Florida-based risk advisory specialist ExLog Global and is an extension of a partnership already in place with sister company Altour.

Jason Oshiokpekhai, managing director of the three agencies under the Travel Leaders/Internova Travel Group umbrella, said: “The healthy, safety and well-being of travellers is the highest priority, especially during this ongoing pandemic.

“Duty of care and wellbeing abroad is a major concern now for both leisure and business travellers.

“Our clients rely on us to provide them with expert advice. The current global challenges mean that our travel advisors need instant access to the most up to date information on rapidly changing destination policies and requirements.

“Having access to a comprehensive information portal means that our advisors can stay informed and be confident that the information they share is always the most up-to-date available.

“This is particularly relevant in the current climate given the growing logistical complexities of arranging multiple country travel with various passport holders.”

He added: “Our advisors provide complex and bespoke travel services to discerning clientele across a broad spectrum of industries including entertainment, corporate travel as well as luxury leisure.

“ExLog Global reinforces our capabilities by providing all our travel advisors with a dedicated desk and online portal to access real-time, updated traveller entry requirements, destination health updates, security information and much more.”