Coronavirus Holiday Update


Coronavirus Holiday Update - 05th January 2022

From 17th May 2021, the UK Government removed the law prohibiting international travel meaning you are now free to book and travel overseas. Whilst there are various restrictions and guidelines in place, many of your favourite holiday destinations are now accessible to visit. Click here for the full Government Travel guidelines.

The Foreign and Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) has removed the advice against all but essential travel and is now allowing travel to selected destinations.

*Latest - Current Advice*
On Wednesday 5th January 2022, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that from 4am on 7th January eligible fully vaccinated people travelling to England won't have to take a pre-departure test or self isolate on arrival. From 9th January, a Lateral flow test will replace PCR's for day 2 testing.

Date Most Recent FCDO Government Announcements
Wed, 05 Jan 2022 From 4am on Fri 7th January 2022, eligible fully vaccinated people travelling to England won't have to take a pre-departure test or self isolate on arrival.
From Sun 9th January, a Lateral flow test will replace PCR's for day 2 testing.
Tue, 14 Dec 2021 From 4am on Wed 15 Dec 2021, all countries on the Red List will be removed
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 With an immediate effect, the Red List destinations will be updated to... Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 With an immediate effect, the Red List destinations will be updated to... Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 From 4am Tue 30 November 2021, all international arrivals must take a PCR test on or before day 2 and self isolate until they have received a negative test result.
Thu, 25 Nov 2021 From midday Friday 26 November, the following destinations will be added to the travel Red List... Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Thu, 28 Oct 2021 From 4am on Mon 01 November 2021, all remaining 7 countries that featured on the Red List were removed. No countries featured on the Red List
Thu, 07 Oct 2021 From 4am on Mon 11 October 2021, 47 countries removed from the Red List leaving only 7 destinations of which the Dominican Republic being the only red list country featured on this website
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 From 4am on Mon 04 October 2021, the previous "Traffic Light" system ended & replaced with a "Red List". In addition, from a later date in October, fully vaccinated arrivals to England won't be required to take a pre-departure PCR test and only be required to have a lateral flow test on day 2 after arriving. However, non-vaccinated arrivals will still be required to take a pre-departure PCR test.

So now, not only can you book your holiday, you can now travel on holiday. Search now for your next holiday for discounted holidays and deposits as low as £39pp plus 0% payment schemes*
 

More good news regarding insurance cover for Covid-19. Travel insurance firms Staysure, Holiday Extras, Just Travel Cover and Saga have all announced that Covid-19 can be covered within their overseas holiday policies, whilst Rock Insurance have also agreed to offer cover even if the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office have advised against all but essential travel.

*On selected holidays


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