Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel updates

  • Published: 30 Jun 2020
  • Author: David Warne

As the list of countries that we can travel to changes almost daily, we strongly advise that you check with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) prior to booking and again before travelling.

Travel is permitted between the UK and a number of international destinations. For other destinations, from 15th December 2020, travellers arriving into the UK will be able to reduce the mandatory quarantine period by paying for a Covid test 5 days after returning to the UK.

It is important to note, however, that while the UK government is allowing travel to these places, the destination country may still have mandatory quarantine or other restrictions in place. Please check before you travel.

If a destination does not appear on the list, then the FCO advice against non-essential travel remains. It is important to note that FCDO advice is issued in relation to imminent travel (which typically means holidays departing in the next two weeks) and it is too early to say that your holiday can't go ahead as planned if you are booked to travel further ahead.

If you are travelling due to travel to a country that does not appear on the 'safe travel' list, we are prioritising clients with holidays departing imminently. In these instances, we will continue to contact clients in departure-date order and ask for your patience.

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With so many different regulations in place surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, we know you may well have questions about the destination you’ll be travelling to. While we’ll do our very best to answer these, we also know that the situation continues to evolve at a rapid pace. As such, we recommend you check the FCDO website both at the time of booking and prior to travel. For further information, we've also put together a list of our top-selling airlines where you’ll find handy links to websites detailing their Covid-19 policies and what you can expect on board:

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