Travel Safely – COVID19
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.
Providing your journey and contact details before arriving into the UK is now a requirement for entry. It is a free service and must be completed on-line. But did you know that you cannot submit form until 48 hours before arrival and you must complete even if you have already completed a form for another country. Get access to the Public Health Form here
To complete you’ll need:
- your passport details
- the name of the airline, train or ferry company you’re travelling with
- the name of the company organising your tour group - if you’re travelling as part of a tour group
- your booking reference
- the name of the airport, port or station you’ll be arriving into
- the date you’ll be arriving
- your flight, train, bus or ferry number
- the address you’ll be staying at for your first 14 days in the UK
- details of someone who can be contacted if you get ill while you’re in the UK
If you’re travelling by Eurostar or Eurotunnel:
- put ‘Eurostar’ or ‘Eurotunnel’ when the form asks ‘What is the flight number, train service or ship name that you will arrive on?’
- provide your scheduled time of departure
FCO Update on travel to Travel Corridors -
for full information please follow through to FCO Coronavirus Updates
15 October 2020
Italy has been removed from the travel corridors list in the latest blow to the travel industry. Vatican City state and San Marino have also been removed. The implementation date is Sunday October 18 and is UK wide. Crete, meanwhile, has been added to the list.
Lesvos, Santorini, Serifos and Zakynthos will be added to the England travel corridor list at 4am Saturday 10 October 2020
Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, Poland and Turkey will be removed from the England travel corridors list at 4am, Saturday 3 October 2020.
Curaçao, Denmark, Iceland and Slovakia will be removed from the England travel corridors list at 4am, Saturday 26 September 2020.
Singapore and Thailand to be added to the England travel corridor list at 4am Saturday 19 September 2020. Guadeloupe and Slovenia to be removed from the list at 4am Saturday 19 September.
French Polynesia, Hungary, Portugal and Réunion removed from the travel corridors list at 4am Saturday 12 September 2020. Sweden added to the list at 4am Saturday 12 September. However, those arriving from the Portuguese islands of the Azores and Madeira will not be required to self isolate.
Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos to be removed from the travel corridor list at 4am Wednesday 9 September 2020.For further advice please see FCO travel advice
Czech Republic, Jamaica and Switzerland removed from the travel corridor list at 4am Saturday 29 August 2020. Cuba added to the list at 4am Saturday 29 August.
For more historical information and further advice please see FCO travel advice
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 at 28th August the FCO guidance for cruise ships (from 9th July), advising all British people to avoid travelling on them remains in place. This advice does not include ferries or private boats .
The government will continue to review its cruise ship travel advice based on the latest medical advice.