Holidays are banned below the third nationwide lockdown, whereas dozens of countries have temporarily barred UK arrivals on account of fears over a brand new Covid pressure.
Moreover, the FDCO travel corridor list, which often dictates the place we are able to go without having to quarantine once we get house, has been quickly suspended. Issues are definitely trying bleak for travellers. However the place can we go once we are free as soon as extra?
There are at the moment greater than 50 territories on the hall listing, however many aren’t welcoming UK vacationers. Of these which can be, all now require travellers to current proof of a Covid-19 take a look at. In truth, there are solely 9 possible vacation choices until you’ll be able to quarantine if you get again to Britain. Under is a full information to the foundations for every of the journey hall nations.
Word that Britons who go to non-corridor nations can now cut their quarantine from 10 days to as little as 5 in the event that they take a look at adverse for Covid-19. From Monday, January 18, all arrivals to the UK might want to present evidence of a negative Covid test taken not more than 72 hours beforehand.
The Caribbean stays one of the best wager for a post-lockdown vacation, with eight locations welcoming British travellers (however loads of testing required).
1. Antigua and Barbuda
All passengers 12 years and older should present proof of a adverse take a look at taken not more than seven days earlier than arrival. Solely assessments administered by well being care professionals are legitimate. House assessments aren’t permitted. Vacationers with pre-booked lodge lodging from the Authorities of Antigua and Barbuda’s Accepted Checklist will usually be permitted to journey to their lodging after screening and be allowed to maneuver across the nation offering they adhere to native social distancing measures.
Travellers from the UK should arrive with a adverse PCR take a look at taken by an authorized or accredited laboratory inside 3 days of arrival. On arrival, you’ll be required to quarantine at government-approved amenities (a delegated holding lodge or accepted villa at your individual expense, or a authorities facility freed from cost), and undertake an additional take a look at 5 days after the primary accepted adverse take a look at. You will want to remain in your lodge room and could also be required to put on an digital monitoring bracelet till you obtain the outcomes of your second take a look at. If this second take a look at is adverse you’ll not be topic to quarantine.
Arrivals should present proof of a adverse take a look at taken not more than 5 days earlier than journey. Anybody arriving in Bermuda from the UK, or who has travelled by means of the UK throughout the 14 days previous to their arrival in Bermuda, should additionally quarantine for 4 days upon arrival. They might want to obtain one other adverse take a look at on or after the 4th day to go away quarantine.
Arrivals should have an authorized proof of a adverse results of a PCR take a look at taken inside 72 hours earlier than journey at an accredited testing centre within the UK. Vacationers arriving on vacation constitution flights may have a PCR take a look at on arrival and shall be transferred to their vacation resort. Vacationers staying in casas particulares shouldn’t go away the casa till they obtain a adverse PCR take a look at consequence (this often takes lower than 48 hours).
Arriving passengers should full an internet questionnaire 24 hours earlier than arrival, and have a PCR swab take a look at with a adverse consequence taken as much as 72 hours earlier than arrival. On arrival a Fast Diagnostic Take a look at shall be taken. If adverse vacationers should spend the primary 5 days of their government-approved lodge.
6. St Lucia
All travellers should present licensed proof of a adverse PCR take a look at taken seven days or much less earlier than journey to St Lucia. All worldwide guests should keep at an accepted lodge or resort during their keep.
7. St Vincent and the Grenadines
Arrivals should have a adverse results of a PCR take a look at executed not more than 72 beforehand. They could be retested on arrival, should stay in an accepted lodge, and shall be retested on days 4 and seven.
Open (with extreme restrictions)
British Virgin Islands
Arrival should present proof of a adverse take a look at not more than 5 days previous, quarantine in an accepted location for a interval of 14 days, take additional assessments on days 7 and 14, and put on a monitoring bracelet.
All travellers over the age of 11 should undertake a take a look at for Covid-19 inside 72 hours earlier than departure for St Martin & St Barthélemy. Nevertheless, the one flight choices accessible are through France, which isn’t on the journey hall listing.
St Kitts and Nevis
Travellers from the UK are required to quarantine for 14 days.
Anguilla’s ports, sea and air, are closed for all common inbound passenger actions.
The Cayman Islands Authorities has closed its airports to all scheduled worldwide passenger flights till additional discover.
Flights between the UK and Grenada have been quickly suspended.
Entry into Montserrat is restricted to residents.
Turks and Caicos
Anybody arriving to the Turks and Caicos Islands is required to acquire pre-travel authorisation through the Turks and Caicos Islands Assured Portal. This requires proof of a adverse COVID-19 take a look at from a good facility taken lower than 5 days previous to arrival within the Turks and Caicos Islands, proof of well being/journey insurance coverage with Covid cowl and a accomplished well being screening questionnaire. Nevertheless, at the moment the one flight choices are through the US, which isn’t open to non-residents.
The elimination of the Azores and Madeira means there are actually solely 11 locations in Europe on the UK’s journey hall listing. Solely 4 of those are open to non-essential travellers, and these 4 are all imposing extreme restrictions.
Open (with extreme restrictions)
Greek islands: Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes, Zakynthos
All arrivals into Greece want to supply proof of a adverse PCR take a look at not more than 72 hours previous. Anybody coming into from the UK will even be requested to bear a fast take a look at on arrival. Arrivals from the UK are at the moment required to self-isolate for 7 days within the occasion of a adverse take a look at consequence. Within the occasion of a optimistic take a look at consequence, travellers must isolate for at the very least 14 days. In both case, travellers might want to undertake an additional PCR take a look at on the finish of their interval of self-isolation.
All individuals arriving in to The Islands of Guernsey from anyplace on the planet should self-isolate for 21 days on arrival, until opting to take a take a look at following 13 days of self-isolation and obtain a adverse consequence thereafter.
All arrivals (besides these from Northern Eire) should present proof of a adverse PCR take a look at carried out within the earlier 72 hours. UK arrivals ought to self-isolate for 14 days.
All UK areas (England, Scotland, Northern Eire and Wales) are categorized with pink journey standing. Arrivals should take a take a look at on arrival, a second on day 5, and one other on day 10. Throughout this time they have to self-isolate. If all assessments are adverse that may go away their quarantine on day 10.
These resident within the UK aren’t capable of enter Denmark (together with the Faroe Islands) until they’ve a worthy goal (holidays don’t depend). See the FCDO entry necessities for extra info.
Entry to Finland is prohibited for non-resident overseas nationals coming into, with restricted exemptions. Should you’re eligible to enter Finland from the UK, you’ll need to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival.
Solely specified classes of persons are at the moment permitted to enter Gibraltar by air – these embody registered Gibraltarians, residents of Gibraltar, Spanish nationals and residents in transit to Spain, and people working in Gibraltar.
These resident within the UK aren’t capable of enter Denmark (together with Greenland) until they’ve a worthy goal (holidays don’t depend).
All non-essential journey just isn’t permitted, until you might be resident in Iceland or fall below their exempt class of traveller.
Isle of Man
Closed to non-residents.
UK nationals can not enter Norway until they meet sure exemptions.
The current lack of Namibia and the Seychelles means there are actually solely two nations on the journey hall listing in Africa and the Indian Ocean: the Maldives and Rwanda. Each are open to UK arrivals, however all routes to Rwanda at the moment require a cease in a non-corridor nation.
All guests should current a adverse PCR take a look at, issued not more than 96 hours previous to departure. All travellers should fill in a Traveller Well being Declaration kind 24 hours earlier than departure.
Open (with extreme restrictions)
All arrivals should current a adverse PCR take a look at consequence taken inside 120 hours of departure. Nevertheless, all routes to Rwanda require a cease in a non-corridor nation, such because the Netherlands, Ethiopia or Turkey, so you’ll nonetheless have to self-isolate in your return.
There are 10 locations in Oceania on the journey hall listing. Alas, all are closed to UK arrivals.
Australia is closed, apart from Australian residents and everlasting residents or these with an exemption.
Federated States of Micronesia has declared a “state of public well being emergency”. No passengers are allowed to disembark any air or sea vessel originating exterior of Federated States of Micronesia.
The Fiji border stays closed to British vacationers. Solely residents and Fijian residents are allowed to return to Fiji.
Kiribati will deny entry to any travellers who’ve been in or transited nations with confirmed native transmission inside 14 days instantly previous to coming into Kiribati. An inventory of nations coated by these restrictions is offered from the Kiribati Ministry of Well being and Medical Companies.
Solely travellers who can show that entry is for pressing household/work causes shall be allowed to enter, and they are going to be anticipated to fill in a journey certificates and supply proof.
Pitcairn Island has closed its borders. No vessels aside from the Islands provide vessel are permitted to land.
Samoa’s worldwide borders are at the moment closed below an ongoing State of Emergency, until accepted by the Samoan authorities on account of distinctive circumstances, e.g. repatriation.
All nations excluding Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan and neighbouring South Pacific island nations (none of that are open to UK arrivals) have been designated by Solomon Islands as ‘excessive danger’ for Covid-19. Potential travellers who’ve been in a ‘excessive danger’ nation should spend 28 days in a low danger nation earlier than being thought-about eligible to enter.
The Authorities of Timor-Leste has prolonged the short-term closure of its airports, ports and land borders.
Tongan borders are closed to entry by all overseas nationals, besides if authorisation is granted by the related Tongan Authorities authority.
The borders are closed and it isn’t doable to journey to Vanuatu, until you’re a Vanuatu citizen or returning everlasting resident.
The elimination of Qatar and the UAE means there are actually solely two nations within the Center East on the quarantine-free hall listing: Bahrain, which is open to UK arrivals, and Saudi Arabia, which isn’t.
Bahrain Worldwide Airport stays open, together with for transit and switch passengers, and visas on arrival have been reintroduced for 68 nationalities together with the UK. All arrivals into Bahrain shall be required to bear and pay for the improved arrivals testing process for COVID-19 and have to self-quarantine till take a look at outcomes have been obtained.
The Saudi authorities require anybody who’s travelling from a rustic the place the brand new pressure of Covid has unfold to spend at the very least 14 days exterior the affected nation earlier than coming into the Kingdom. This consists of travellers from the UK.
Simply two of the 15 locations in Asia on the journey hall listing are open to UK arrivals, and each of them nonetheless have a 14-day quarantine requirement. No holidays right here.
Open (with extreme restrictions)
All travellers to Cambodia shall be examined on arrival after which required to quarantine for 14 days at a facility designated by the Cambodian authorities. This can be at a lodge (at your individual expense) or at a authorities facility.
All travellers to Thailand, together with all British nationals, are required to finish 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Various State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
Bhutan’s borders are at the moment closed to overseas nationals.
Entry to Brunei is severely restricted. Anybody in search of to enter or exit Brunei should apply for a allow from the Prime Minister’s Workplace.
Travellers who’ve visited the UK for greater than two hours throughout the previous 21 days shall be denied entry to Hong Kong. This consists of these transiting the UK in the event that they disembark the plane.
Entry to Japan by overseas nationals from the vast majority of nations, together with the UK, is at the moment not permitted.
The federal government of the Laos has suspended the visa on arrival service in any respect worldwide entry factors, and no visas are being issued to folks travelling from a rustic with Covid-19, together with the UK.
All travellers who aren’t residents of Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan or mainland China shall be denied entry to Macao.
Entry to Malaysia for all British nationals is prohibited. Some exemptions could apply, together with: British nationals with everlasting resident standing, resident go, My Second House Programme (MM2H) go, expatriates of all classes, together with skilled go to passes in addition to dependents go, partner to Malaysian nationals (partner visa) and college students and short-term employment passes.
It’s at the moment not doable for British nationals to enter Mongolia on account of restrictions imposed by the Mongolian authorities besides in restricted circumstances.
Travellers who’ve been within the UK within the earlier 14 days earlier than journey, together with for transit, aren’t permitted to enter or transit Singapore.
Flights from the UK have been suspended, as have visas for UK arrivals. All arrivals, no matter nationality and size of keep, are additionally required to be examined for coronavirus and to bear quarantine for 14 days after arriving in South Korea.
Entry to Sri Lanka is at the moment prohibited for all non-nationals.
Overseas nationals aren’t permitted to enter Taiwan.
Vietnam has suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all overseas nationals.
The remainder of the world
Open (with extreme restrictions)
Any entrants into the Falkland Islands are anticipated to self-isolate for a interval of 14 days after arrival.
British Antarctic Territory
Yeah, proper. Are you approaching a analysis vessel?
British Indian Ocean Territory
Not open to abnormal travellers.
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
See “British Antarctic Territory”.
Solely Saints and their dependents, long-term entry allow holders and people in service to the Crown in proper of the Authorities of St Helena and their dependents are permitted to enter the island.
St Pierre and Miquelon
All travellers over the age of 11 should undertake a take a look at for Covid inside 72 hours earlier than departure for St Pierre & Miquelon. Nevertheless, there are at the moment no flights to this French abroad territory off the coast of Newfoundland.