The last 12 months has simultaneously been the slowest year on record and fastest year record. 2020 is already a distant memory and many of us have had to forfeit our sunshine getaway plans due to cancellations, delays and the dreaded quarantine list (UK Government Red List).
However, your opportunity for some beautiful sunshine and a getaway from all of this is still available. A number of the UK’s travel corridor destinations are available at exceptional prices and are not on the quarantine list - meaning you can enjoy your holiday and not worry about potential disruption when you get back.
Hotspots that are available at the moment include the likes of mainland Portugal and Madeira is another gorgeous destination that is currently quarantine-free on return to the UK.
Please note: whilst we aim to keep this quarantine-free list up-to-date as much as possible, the government updates its quarantine list without notice. Please ensure you check the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) website for exact information on your destination's travel status. Also whilst the destinations shown here are ones that have no general requirement to quarantine on arrival from the UK, please do check the most up-to-date entry requirements and rules of your chosen destination available on the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office website.
The way to arrive at the majority of travel destinations is the same way that you would if it was any other normal time to go on holiday. Cheap flights to Europe are taking off from a number of airports every day and coach/taxi connections are still available no matter where your final journey takes you. The only difference is the Coronavirus restrictions which are in place all across the world right now - expect to be wearing a mask and taking other precautions throughout your journey.
The restrictions vary from country to country and are updated constantly as the situation progresses so it is best to check the guidelines from the government websites of where you are flying from and where you are flying to. The most common restrictions are mandatory face coverings, temperature checks and sometimes random testing.
Again, this is something that will vary from country to country and even resort to resort. The vast majority of destinations in the world have large parts of their tourist industry closed but do still have some attractions open that will be following health & safety guidelines. Open-air locations such as beaches and pool-areas tend to be open but following strict guidelines. Always be sure to check specifically with the destination and resort that you are travelling to.