Friday was a momentous day for the travel industry as we heard the news we’d been waiting for, the ‘good to go’ for several incredible long-haul destinations along with the simplification of entry regulations to England. It’s amazing news for the travel industry and travellers alike, providing that much-needed boost of confidence and stability that we’ve been yearning for, but we know it’s all still pretty confusing, so read on as we break it down!
Please note that (for the time being) these changes apply to England only, for travel advice for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland please check the latest government guidance.
No More Traffic Lights
As of the 4th October 2021 there will be just one red list, and anywhere not on this list is considered green and clear for travel!
Several of our favourite destinations are being removed from the red list as of the 22nd September, with more expected to come – fantastic news! Check out our top itineraries for each below, we’re on hand to make travel easy so if you feel inspired but don’t know where to start … just get in touch and you’ll get 1:1 advice from one of our experts.
Maldives: The Perfect Honeymoon
Oman: Highlights of Oman
Egypt: Footsteps of The Pharaohs
Departing the UK
No change from the UK side here, you’ll need to check the entry requirements of your chosen destination. We are on hand to help with PCR tests and any destination-specific advice you may need.
4th October 2021
From the 4th October 2021, if you are fully vaccinated you will no longer need to take a pre-departure test to get back to England (from non-red list countries). You’ll just need to show proof of your vaccination status.
End of October
From the end of October you will be able to replace the day-two PCR test with a cheaper lateral flow test. The government wants to have this in place for when people return from half-term breaks. If you do test positive, you’ll need to isolate and take a free confirmatory PCR test. If you’re unvaccinated you’ll still need to pay for PCR tests.
If you’ve got any questions regarding the latest travel announcement and regulation change, just get in touch! That tropical break you’ve been wanderlusting over for the past 18 months could soon be a reality …
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