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    • Latest travel news for customers travelling to the United States

      Please see below the latest entry requirements for customers travelling to the United States.  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 USA

      Pre-arrival requirements

      Proof of vaccination

      All arrivals from the UK aged 18 or over must show proof of full vaccination to enter the United States.  Please note, you’ll need to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before your arrival. 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.

      Children under 18 are exempt from the vaccination requirement.

      Proof of negative PCR test

      You will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 24 hours before you depart to the United States.

      You will be required to show your proof of vaccination and negative test results before you board your aircraft.  We also recommend that you check with your airline to see whether they have any additional requirements.

      Travelling with Children

      Although children under 18 are exempt from the vaccination requirement for travellers, children aged between 2 and 17 are still required to take a pre-departure test.

      In addition, children under 18 years old will need to complete a Covid-19 test 3-5 days after arrival in the US.  Please see the US Department of Health & Human Services to source a Covid-19 arrival test in the United States. Low-cost tests are available at health centres and select pharmacies nationwide.

      Wear a mask whilst on board your flight to and from USA 

      It is a US legal requirement for your to wear a mask throughout your whole journey to and from the USA.

      Non-vaccinated travellers aged 18yrs and over

      If you have not been fully vaccinated, you will be unable to enter the United States.  Please see the following article for your options if this applies to you: Do I need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel?

       

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    • Latest travel news for customers travelling to Cyprus

      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.

      Local restrictions in Cyprus

      If you have not been fully vaccinated, and you’re staying longer than seven days, you’ll have to take either a PCR or rapid antigen COVID-19 test on day eight of your stay and every 72 hours after. 

      To assist with this, most pharmacies offer the Antigen testing and there are numerous walk-in centres locally.  The cost of the test is capped at €10 and applies to anyone aged 12 years and over. 

       

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    • Latest travel news for customers travelling to Madeira

      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

      Provide proof of full vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test result

      If you're travelling to Madeira, you'll have to do one of the following - this excludes children aged 11 and under.

      • Provide proof of full vaccination on arrival: If you’re fully vaccinated at least 15 days before your arrival, you won’t need to provide a negative test result to travel to Madeira. Instead, you’ll need to provide proof of full vaccination. 
      • Provide proof of recovery from COVID-19: You can show your NHS Covid Pass, which contains your COVID-19 test status if you tested positive via an NHS COVID-19 PCR test in the 11-180 days before departure. You can show your EU Digital COVID Certificate if you’re an EU citizen.
      • Take a FREE COVID-19 PCR test on arrival and self-isolate until you get your result: Once you’ve taken the test at the airport in Madeira, you’ll have to isolate at your accommodation until you get your results – this can take about 12 hours.
      • Take a COVID-19 PCR test and upload a negative result before travel to arrive without self-isolating: If you’d prefer not to self-isolate on arrival, you can take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before your departure to Madeira. A PCR test result is the only type that’ll be accepted. You must upload your negative test result to your overseas passenger locator form before you go or you’ll be refused travel.

      Fill out overseas passenger locator form before you travel

      Before you travel to Madeira, you must complete the online form here. If you’re travelling with a child aged 12 or under, please include their details in your form.

      This is where you’ll also need to upload your test result, if you choose to take a COVID-19 PCR test before travel.

      There’s also an app where you can complete your overseas passenger locator form and upload your COVID-19 PCR test to. The Madeiran authorities recommend you download it for an easier travel experience.

      If you don’t complete this form, you will not be able to board your flight.

      Screening on arrival

      You will be subject to health screening on arrival. You will be asked to show:

      • your COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate; or
      • your RT-PCR COVID-19 negative test certificate if you have not uploaded it to your passenger questionnaire

      If you are unable to show one of these certificates, you will have to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and remain at your 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 and remain in isolation at your accommodation.

      Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status

      If you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days, or have had both doses of the vaccine at least 14 days prior to travel, you will be exempt from showing a RT-PCR test on entry to Madeira. 

      The authorities in Madeira will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. 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.

      If you have recovered from COVID-19, you will need to show a medical report as evidence of your recovery in the last 180 days before travel.

       

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

      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 a negative COVID-19 test result

      All arrivals from the UK must show one of the following to enter Mainland 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. You can find out how to obtain your evidence by visiting the Government website: Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad
      • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result: From 1 December, even if you are fully vaccinated,  you’ll also need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR, LAMP or TMA) test taken, at most, 72 hours before your scheduled departure time - or proof of a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen (RAT) test taken, at most, 48 hours before your scheduled departure time. Please note, the UK Government has advised that you cannot use the free NHS tests for international travel as the result certificates don’t contain all the required information.

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

      • Provide proof of recovery from COVID-19: You can show your NHS Covid Pass, which contains your COVID-19 test status if you tested positive via an NHS COVID-19 PCR test in the 11-180 days before departure.
      • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result: If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR, LAMP or TMA) test taken, at most, 72 hours before your scheduled departure time - or proof of a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen (RAT) test taken, at most, 48 hours before your scheduled departure time. Please note, the UK Government has advised that you cannot use the free NHS tests for international travel as the result certificates don’t contain all the required information.

      This excludes children aged 11 and under.

      Forms to complete before you travel

      Everyone, including children, must complete an online passenger locator card before you arrive in Portugal.

       

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    • Latest travel news for customers travelling to Spain including the Canary Islands & the Balearic Islands

      Please see below the latest entry requirements for customers travelling to Spain.  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 Spain

      Important - From 1 December 2021, The Spanish government requires all arrivals to Spain from the UK, including the Canary & Balearic Islands,  (excluding children under the age of 12 years old) to present on entry proof of being fully vaccinated (with both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a one-dose vaccine) at least 14 days prior to arrival.  The name of the vaccine and date of vaccination must be specified.

      Entry to Mainland Spain, including the Canary & Balearic Islands

      The Spanish government will require all arrivals to provide one of the following:

      • Proof of full vaccination: Provide proof of your vaccine status by using the NHS app or by calling 119 to request a paper copy.  If you are travelling with a printed paper copy downloaded from the NHS app, it must date from 1 November 2021 

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

      Complete a form

      All travellers must also complete a Health Control form no more than 48 hours prior to arriving into Spain.  Please make sure you include all children travelling, regardless of their age.  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

      Unvaccinated travellers, including children aged 12 and over

      From the 1 December, if you have not been fully vaccinated, you will not be able to travel to Spain and the Islands.  This includes children aged 12 years and over.  Children aged 11 years are exempt from the travel requirements.

      Options if you or any of you party are unvaccinated

      The current rules are constantly under review.  The requirement to be vaccinated does not give you the automatic right to a refund.   If you are unable to travel, you should contact your travel insurers to see how they can assist you.  

      You can also see the options available to you if you want to amend your booking: Do I need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel?

      If you are due to travel from 1 December up to and including 18 December 2021 and are unable to travel as you cannot meet the entry requirements, please contact your insurers in the first instance.  You can also contact our Customer Support team HERE

       

       

       

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