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    • Latest travel news for customers travelling to Croatia

      We're delighted that Croatia is welcoming UK visitors for their well-earned holidays.

      Please see below the latest entry requirements for customers travelling to Croatia.  You should also make sure you check the latest news before you travel, as advice can change at the last minute.  You will find the latest news here:  FCDO Travel Advice for Croatia

      Entry Requirements

      You will need to do the following:

      Provide a negative COVID-19 test result

      All arrivals from the UK must do the following to enter Croatia:

      • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result:  You’ll have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. This can be either a COVID-19 antigen test taken within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time or a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of your scheduled arrival time.

      This excludes children aged 11 and under.

      Testing requirements also apply to vaccinated travellers arriving in Croatia on or after 26 July 2021.  Being vaccinated does NOT exempt you from providing a negative test result. 

      Additional Documents

      You will need to complete an online entry form before you travel to Croatia.

      You will also need to be able to demonstrate proof you have paid for your accommodation so you should have a copy of your booking confirmation with you you.  

      Returning back to the UK

      Croatia is on the Green list for entry back into the UK.  You must therefore also ensure you arrange the appropriate tests and forms for when you return home.  You can find out more about what you need to do in our articles here:

      Where can I get a private Covid 19 Test?

      What does it mean if my holiday is on the Government's "Green List"?

      If the traffic light category changes whilst you are away, then you will need to comply with the requirements for the category in place for when you return home.  For example, if the category changes from green to amber, you will need to comply with the amber regulations.

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    • Latest travel news for customers travelling to Cyprus

      We're delighted that Cyprus is welcoming UK visitors for their well-earned holidays.

      Please see below the latest entry requirements for customers travelling to Cyprus.  You should also make sure you check the latest news before you travel, as advice can change at the last minute.  You will find the latest news here: FCDO Travel Advice for Cyprus

      Entry into Cyprus

      Fill out overseas passenger locator form before you travel

      You must complete an online overseas passenger locator form, known as a Cyprus Flight Pass, before you depart and have a copy ready to show at boarding and at border control.

      You'll need to upload proof of your vaccination status or test results to your Cyprus Flight Pass before you travel

      If you don’t complete this before you travel, you won’t be able to board your flight.

      Provide proof of full vaccination or take a COVID-19 test before you depart and on arrival

      Everyone, except children under 12, will have to either:

      • Provide proof of full vaccination: If you’re fully vaccinated - at least 14 days before your arrival, you’ll need to provide proof to enter Cyprus. An NHS COVID Pass shows your COVID-19 vaccination details and will be accepted. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

      You can find out how to obtain your evidence by visiting the Government website:

      Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad

      • Take a COVID-19 test before you depart and on arrival: If you haven’t been fully vaccinated, you’ll have to show evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. This should be taken within 72 hours before your scheduled arrival time into Cyprus and the result must be uploaded to your Cyprus Flight Pass within 24 hours of your departure. You’ll also have to pay to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at the airport in Cyprus and self-isolate until you get the result. Test results should be available within three hours.  Please note, the UK Government has advised that you can’t use the free NHS tests for international travel as the result certificates don’t contain all the required information.

      Returning back to the UK

      Cyprus is on the Amber list for entry back into the UK.  You must therefore also ensure you arrange the appropriate tests and forms for when you return home.  You can find out more about what you need to do in our articles here:

      Where can I get a private Covid 19 Test?

      What does it mean if my holiday is on the Government's "Amber List"?

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    • Latest travel news for customers travelling to France & Corsica

      We're delighted that France & Corsica are welcoming UK visitors for their well-earned holidays.

      Please see below the latest entry requirements for customers travelling to France.  You should also make sure you check the latest news before you travel, as advice can change at the last minute.  You will find the latest news here: FCDO Travel Advice for France

      Entry to France, including Corsica

      France will only allow fully vaccinated travellers for leisure purposes. 

      Travellers who are fully vaccinated do not need an essential reason to travel to France and do not need to self-isolate on arrival. Fully vaccinated travellers will need to present the following documents:

      • Complete a Form - a completed ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. This can be found on the French government’s website
      • Vaccine Status - show proof of vaccination status

      Children under the age of 18 years old, who are travelling with fully vaccinated adults, will be exempt from requirements to self-isolate and provide an essential reason for travel, regardless of whether the minor has been vaccinated or not.

      If you live in England, France will accept the NHS COVID Pass or your NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. If you live in Scotland or Wales, France will accept your respective NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

      You can find out how to obtain your evidence by visiting the Government website:

      Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad

      Returning back to the UK

      France is on the Amber list for entry back into the UK.  NOTE: Regardless of your vaccination status,  all arrivals returning from France on or after 19 July must:

      • self-isolate at home for 10 days – unless you opt in to the so-called "Test to Release Scheme".
      • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8

      Children aged 4 and under do not need to take the day 2 or day 8 test.

      You must therefore also ensure you arrange the appropriate tests and forms for when you return home.  You can find out more about what you need to do in our articles here:

      Where can I get a private Covid 19 Test?

      What does it mean if my holiday is on the Government's "Amber List"?

       

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    • Latest travel news for customers travelling to Greece

      We're delighted that we are able to offer holidays to Greece!

      Please see below the latest entry requirements for customers travelling to Greece.  You should also make sure you check the latest news before you travel, as advice can change at the last minute.  You will find the latest news here:  FCDO Travel Advice for Greece

      Testing before you travel

      Arrivals from the UK must provide either:

      • proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece;
      • proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 48 hour period before the scheduled flight;
      • or proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations completed at least 14 days before travel

      Travellers with proof of either are exempted from the need to self-isolate on arrival to Greece.

      Failure to provide proof of either may result in your carrier not allowing you to travel and will likely result in the Greek authorities refusing you permission to enter Greece.

      These requirements are compulsory for all travellers above the age of 12.

      Passenger Locator Form

      You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before your arrival in Greece. Failure to do so in advance may result in your airline not allowing you to travel, a 500 Euro fine on arrival or the Greek authorities not allowing you to enter or re-enter the country.

      Every traveller, including children, must have their details included on a PLF. If you’re travelling with others outside of your household, you should all complete your own form. If you’re travelling together as a household, the Greek authorities ask for you to complete one form with all adults and children included. You can add additional members of your household at the top of the form before you submit.

      Some airlines may require individual PLFs for every traveller over the age of 18 within the same household. Check directly with your airline what you will need to show to be allowed boarding. Remember that you will need to complete PLFs at least 24 hours before your flight.

      Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email with a QR code. When you receive your code, make sure you either print it, or can show it on your mobile phone.

      Your airline will ask you to prove that you have completed the PLF form. You should print or show (e.g. on your phone) your email with the QR code you have received. Failure to do so could result in you being refused boarding to the flight.

      On arrival in Greece, you will need to show your QR code to the Greek authorities. Make sure you have either a printed copy of the code, or can show it on your phone. Failure to provide your PLF form/ QR code will result in a fine or you may be refused entry to Greece.

      Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status

      If you live in England, Greece will accept the NHS app or your NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. If you live in Scotland or Wales, Greece will accept your respective NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

      Returning back to the UK

      Greece is on the Amber list for entry back into the UK.  You must therefore also ensure you arrange the appropriate tests and forms for when you return home.  You can find out more about what you need to do in our articles here:

      Where can I get a private Covid 19 Test?

      What does it mean if my holiday is on the Government's "Amber List"?

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    • Latest travel news for customers travelling to Madeira

      We're delighted that Madeira is welcoming UK visitors for their well-earned holidays.

      Please see below the latest entry requirements for customers travelling to Madeira.  You should also make sure you check the latest news before you travel, as advice can change at the last minute.  You will find the latest news here:  FCDO Travel Advice for Portugal

      Entry to Madeira

      With the exception of children up to the age of 12, all travellers to Madeira must:

      Screening on arrival

      If you have not uploaded your RT-PCR COVID-19 test certificate, you will be asked to show it on arrival.

      If your airline has allowed you to travel without a RT-PCR test, you will have to take a test on arrival and remain in government provided accommodation until the results are known. This will take about 12 hours.

      If your test is positive or inconclusive, you will have to repeat the test until the result is negative.

      Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status

      If you have had both doses of the vaccine at least 15 days prior to travel, you will be exempt from showing a RT-PCR test on entry.

      If you live in England, Madeira will accept your NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. If you live in Scotland or Wales, Madeira will accept your respective NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

      You can find out how to obtain your evidence by visiting the Government website:

      Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad

      Returning back to the UK

      Madeira is on the Green list for entry back into the UK.  You must therefore also ensure you arrange the appropriate tests and forms for when you return home.  You can find out more about what you need to do in our articles here:

      Where can I get a private Covid 19 Test?

      What does it mean if my holiday is on the Government's "Green List"?

      If the traffic light category changes whilst you are away, then you will need to comply with the requirements for the category in place for when you return home.  For example, if the category changes from green to amber, you will need to comply with the amber regulations.

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    • Latest travel news for customers travelling to Portugal (Mainland)

      We're delighted that Portugal are welcoming UK visitors for their well-earned holidays.

      Please see below the latest entry requirements for customers travelling to Portugal.  You should also make sure you check the latest news before you travel, as advice can change at the last minute.  You will find the latest news here:  FCDO Travel Advice for Portugal

      Provide proof of full vaccination or quarantine on arrival

      All arrivals from the UK must do one of the following to enter Portugal:

      • Proof of full vaccination: If you’re fully vaccinated at least 14 days before your arrival, you’ll need to provide proof to enter Portugal. An NHS COVID Pass shows your COVID-19 vaccination details and will be accepted. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status. 
      • Quarantine on arrival: If you’re not fully vaccinated, on arrival in Portugal you’ll have to quarantine for 14 days in the place you’re staying.

      This excludes children aged 18 and under if they’re travelling with a fully vaccinated adult.

      You can find out how to obtain your evidence by visiting the Government website: Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad

      Will we contact customers in travel date order to understand their eligibility to travel, or discuss their options if they are not yet fully vaccinated.

      Testing Requirements

      You and all your party, except children under 12, must take a COVID-19 test and provide a negative result. This can either be a:

      • Negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken, at most, 72 hours before your departure.
      • Negative COVID-19 LAMP test result, taken, at most, 72 hours before your departure.
      • Negative COVID-19 TMA test result, taken, at most, 72 hours before your departure.
      • Negative COVID-19 antigen test result, taken, at most, 48 hours before your departure.

      Please note, the UK Government has advised that you can’t use the free NHS tests for international travel as the result certificates don’t contain all the required information.

      You must show your test certificate before you board your flight to Portugal. Your airline is likely to deny boarding if you cannot show this at check-in. Check with your airline before you travel.

      Screening on arrival

      You will be subject to health screening on arrival. If your temperature is 38ºC or over or you show signs of being unwell, you may be required to take a further COVID-19 test and remain at the airport until you receive your test result.

      Forms to complete before you travel

      You need to complete an online passenger locator card before you arrive in Portugal.

      Returning back to the UK

      Mainland Portugal is on the Amber list for entry back into the UK.  You must therefore also ensure you arrange the appropriate tests and forms for when you return home.  You can find out more about what you need to do in our articles here:

      Where can I get a private Covid 19 Test?

      What does it mean if my holiday is on the Government's "Amber List"?

       

      Read more
    • Latest news for customers travelling to Malta & Gozo

      We're delighted that Malta & Gozo are welcoming UK visitors for their well-earned holidays.

      Please see below the latest entry requirements for customers travelling to Malta & Gozo.  You should also make sure you check the latest news before you travel, as advice can change at the last minute.  You will find the latest news here:  FCDO Travel Advice for Malta

      Pre-arrival requirements

      From 00:01 on 30 June 2021 arrivals from the UK need to present proof of full vaccination.  If you live in England, Malta will accept the NHS COVID Pass (both the Digital App and letter versions) as proof of your vaccination status. If you live in Scotland or Wales, Malta will accept your respective NHS letter. See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status’

      Children aged 5-11 can travel if they are accompanying their vaccinated parents/legal guardian and must show evidence of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, dated within 72 hours before arrival. Children under 5 do not need a test. Children aged 12-18 will only be able to travel if they have proof of full vaccination

      Will we contact customers in travel date order to understand their eligibility to travel, or discuss their options if they are not yet fully vaccinated.

      Everyone must complete a Public Health Travel Declaration Form and Passenger Locator Form. You must show both forms to airline officials on departure and health officials stationed at the Terminal Temperature Screening Points when you arrive in Malta.

      Returning back to the UK

      The Malta & Gozo are on the Green list for entry back into the UK.  You must therefore also ensure you arrange the appropriate tests and forms for when you return home.  You can find out more about what you need to do in our articles here:

      Where can I get a private Covid 19 Test?

      What does it mean if my holiday is on the Government's "Green List"?

      If the traffic light category changes whilst you are away, then you will need to comply with the requirements for the category in place for when you return home.  For example, if the category changes from green to amber, you will need to comply with the amber regulations.

       

       

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    • Latest travel news for customers travelling to the Balearic Islands

      We're delighted that Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza are welcoming UK visitors for their well-earned holidays.

      There have been some recent developments on the entry requirements to travel to the Balearics, so please make sure you are able to comply with these before you travel.

      This advice can change at very short notice so you should always check the FCDO travel advice before you travel.  FCDO Travel Advice for Spain

      Entry to Spain, including the Balearic Islands

      From 2nd July, the Spanish government will require all arrivals to Spain (including to the Balearic Islands) to provide one of the following:

      • Proof of full vaccination: If you’re fully vaccinated at least 14 days before your arrival, you’ll need to provide proof to enter the Balearic Islands. An NHS COVID Pass shows your COVID-19 vaccination details and will be accepted. 

      You can find out how to obtain your evidence by visiting the Government website:

      Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad

      Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

      • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result: If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 NAAT test (PCR, LAMP, TMA or NEAR) taken within 48 hours before your arrival into the Balearic Islands. Please note, rapid antigen test results will not be accepted.

      The above requirements do not apply for children aged 11yrs and under.

      All travellers must complete a form

      All travellers must also complete a Health Control form before they travel.  Once you complete the form, you will receive a QR code which you will need to present both at the time you board the plane and when you arrive at your destination.  You can find the form HERE

      Returning back to the UK

      With effect from Monday 19 July, the Balearics will be moved to the Amber list for entry back into the UK.  You must therefore also ensure you arrange the appropriate tests and forms for when you return home.  You can find out more about what you need to do in our articles here:

      Where can I get a private Covid 19 Test?

      What does it mean if my holiday is on the Government's "Amber List"?

      If the traffic light category changes whilst you are away, then you will need to comply with the requirements for the category in place for when you return home.  For example, if the category changes from green to amber, you will need to comply with the amber regulations.

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    • Latest travel news for customers travelling to Mainland Spain and the Canary Islands

      We're delighted that Spain & the Canary Islands are welcoming UK visitors for their well-earned holidays.

      There have been some recent developments on the entry requirements, so please make sure you are able to comply with these before you travel.

      This advice can change at very short notice so you should always check the FCDO travel advice before you travel.  FCDO Travel Advice for Spain

      Entry to Mainland Spain, including the Canary Islands

      From 2nd July, the Spanish government will require all arrivals to Spain (including the Canary Islands) to provide one of the following:

      • Proof of full vaccination: If you’re fully vaccinated at least 14 days before your arrival, you’ll need to provide proof to enter Spain and the Canary Islands. An NHS COVID Pass shows your COVID-19 vaccination details and will be accepted. 

      You can find out how to obtain your evidence by visiting the Government website:

      Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad

      Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

      • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result: If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 NAAT test (PCR, LAMP, TMA or NEAR) taken within 48 hours before your arrival into Spain and the Canary Islands. Please note, rapid antigen test results will not be accepted.

      The above requirements do not apply for children aged 11yrs and under.

      If you are travelling to Mallorca, Menorca or Ibiza, please see our article:

      Latest travel new for customers travelling to the Balearic Islands

      All travellers, whether you have been vaccinated or not

      All travellers must also complete a Health Control form before they travel.  Once you complete the form, you will receive a QR code which you will need to present both at the time you board the plane and when you arrive at your destination.  You can find the form HERE

      Returning back to the UK

      Mainland Spain and the Canaries are on the Amber list for entry back into the UK.  You must therefore also ensure you arrange the appropriate tests and forms for when you return home.  You can find out more about what you need to do in our articles here:

      Where can I get a private Covid 19 Test?

      What does it mean if my holiday is on the Government's "Amber List"?

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    • How do I find the local government guidelines for my holiday destination?

      Each country will have different government guidelines in relation to Covid-19 and these will be different from the regulations in place in the UK. The best place to get up-to-date information on what to expect on holiday and what regulations are in place in your holiday destination is the FCDO website.

      Take a look at the current Foreign Travel Advice here: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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