Where to travel from the UK?

Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Be more cautious in the UK because of terrorism. There is also a risk of isolated violence by dissident groups in Northern Ireland, focusing mainly on police and military objectives. Please read the country information page for additional information on travel to the UK.

CDC's latest guidance on international travel for vaccinated people can be found here. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have today updated their Covid-19 safety measures for air travel. As a result, masks will no longer be needed on flights or at airports starting Monday, May 16.First announced Tuesday for travelers to England, the change has been adopted by Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Holiday plans are thwarted for thousands of travelers on the eve of Easter due to hundreds of flight cancellations caused by COVID related illnesses among airline and airport staff.

This new rule, introduced due to concerns about the spread of the Omicron variant, applies to all travelers 12 years of age or older, regardless of their vaccination status. The temporary ban on commercial and private jets traveling from the six countries will also come into effect at noon on Friday until 4am on Sunday to reduce the risk of importing the new variant under investigation while the hotel quarantine is brought to the required capacity. The costs of staying in a quarantine “hotel” can be found below, along with details of other requirements for travelers from various destinations. Starting at 4am on January 7th, you don't have to quarantine on arrival in England if you qualify as fully vaccinated to travel to England.

PCR tests can cost between 60 and 70 pounds per person, which significantly increases the family's travel expenses. It has also been suggested that the government will relax in the coming days regulations affecting those traveling to the UK so that, for example, they are not required to quarantine in a government-approved facility for 10 days when returning from a Red List country. You don't need to get tested for COVID-19 to travel or isolate yourself upon arrival in England if you qualify as fully vaccinated. President Joe Biden has confirmed his country's approach to restrictions on international travel to the United States beginning November 8.You don't need to complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel, undergo any COVID-19 tests or quarantine when you arrive in England.

French officials took to Twitter this morning to announce changes to the rules for those wishing to travel to France. Travellers returning from a country that is not on the red list and are not fully vaccinated must be tested for Covid-19 before departure in the three days prior to their trip to England. The government will maintain its temporary testing measures for international travel, meaning that all travellers must submit a negative test before traveling to the UK, complete a passenger locator form and take a PCR test on or before day 2 after arrival. While all international travel requirements for entry into Northern Ireland have been removed, this may not be the case for many international destinations.

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