In these are challenging times we want to help you keep abreast of how the travel horizon is changing and how you can travel safely. To that end we are commencing a regular update to help keep you informed of developments.
LATEST NEWS: Further to our update yesterday on the immediate withdrawal of Spain's travel corridor, effective 00.00 on 26th July, the FCO have now extended their advise against all but essential travel to the Spanish Balearic and Canary Islands with immediate effect, as well. This means that all travel to Spain and its islands are now effectively off-limits to UK visitors as travel insurance policies will be invalidated.
There are still a number of countries from which travellers arriving into the UK without having to self-isolate for 2 weeks. As of today (28July) the following countries were added to the exempt list - Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Keep yourselves updated with the ever changing rules and relaxations by following this list of Coronavirus Travel Corridors. This list is specific to England only and will continued to be up-dated as countries open up. To view the complete list by country then please follow Scotland Travel Corridors and Wales Travel Corridors
With so much confusion right now, it is essential that you receive the correct and most up to date information with regards to each individual country’s entry requirements. Reopen Europe is a very useful tool and it is being updated daily.
Once you choose which country you need, please check the Health and Safety section, to get answers to the following questions:
- May I enter this country without being subject to a mandatory quarantine?
- Are there any risks areas under lockdown in this country?
- is physical distancing required?
- what are the health protocols for tourism services and tourists eg. wearing of masks?
Another very useful tool that offers guidance on staying safe and healthy abroad is with Travel Aware
As of 9th July, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its guidance for cruise ships, advising all British people to avoid travelling on them. The update in advice was “due to the ongoing pandemic and is based on medical advice from Public Health England”.
The government will continue to review its cruise ship travel advice based on the latest medical advice.