Travel requirements to check before travelling
While the UK Government has removed all of the UK’s COVID-19 travel measures, you will need to check the Government’s latest advice for the country, or countries, you would like to visit at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
This advice is provided by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and includes important information such as:
- Any advice against travel to a particular country or region.
- Details of any entry requirements, including those relating to COVID-19 e.g. proof of vaccination and/or a negative test, as well as rules around passport validity and visas.
- Advice on health, including the latest measures to manage COVID-19 at your destination e.g. the requirement to wear a face covering, and links to TravelHealthPro for recommended travel vaccinations and general health advice.
- Guidance on safety and security, as well as information about local laws and customs, such as advice on what to wear when visiting a religious tourist attraction.
You’ll need to check this information regularly before your trip and it’s a good idea to sign up to country specific email alerts so you’re across any important updates.
You can also read guidance from the Government about travelling overseas during the pandemic at the Coronavirus travel guidance page and find more information about staying safe abroad at the FCDO’s Travel Aware page.
How to show proof of vaccination / get a test for travel
For more information about how to show proof of vaccination and which tests you need for your holiday, visit our blog: How do I show proof of vaccination or get a COVID-19 test for my holiday?
Please visit www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK.
CANADA Entry requirements
Starting October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements, including vaccination, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, and any testing and quarantine/isolation requirements will end for all travellers entering Canada whether by land, air or sea.
USA Entry requirements
If you have been fully vaccinated:
- You can travel from the UK to the US if it is more than two weeks since you completed a full course of vaccination. You must have received a Covid-19 vaccine recognised in the US (this includes all the vaccines currently being given on the NHS).
- Please click here for latest UK Govt Advice on travel to the USA
- Please click here for latest US Govt Advice on travel to the USA
If you have not been fully vaccinated, you cannot travel to the US, although exceptions are granted, for instance for children under 18 (the CDC has more details here).
Children under the age of 18 who are not fully vaccinated do not have to self-isolate when they enter the US, but they must take a test 3-5 days after arrival (they should self-isolate if any symptoms develop or if they test positive).
IF YOU CONTRACT COVID PRIOR TO TRAVEL
If you contract COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date and have a medical certificate to confirm your diagnosis, we can try and move your holiday to the same holiday (including accommodation and airline) at a later date in the season. Extra charges may apply.
This applies to you and a travel companion sharing the same room, plus any dependents. If you would prefer to cancel your holiday, in the first instance please contact your travel insurance provider as we can only refund items that our suppliers wll re-imburse us for.
IF YOU CONTRACT COVID ON HOLIDAY
If you receive a positive test result whilst on holiday, you will need to contact your travel insurer for assistance and advice on next steps in the first instance.
Cover will vary dependent on the provider and level of cover you have chosen. We will provide every assistance we can to get you home but are not liable for any costs incurred.
IT IS ESSENTIAL TO HAVE COVID TRAVEL INSURANCE
It is essential you have the correct travel insurance. For your travel insurance to be valid, the FCO must have removed their advice against 'all but essential travel'. You should check that your policy covers you for medical expenses, subsistence and repatriation in the event that you or a member of your party contract COVID-19 during your holiday. Whilst we do not sell or recommend specific travel insurance policies ourselves, several insurers, including Cover for You, AXA, Trailfinders, Staysure and Cedar Tree Insurance are now offering policies that specifically cover COVID-19. Please note, from 1 January 2021 EHIC cards will continue to be valid until their expiry date when they will be replaced by a new UK Global Health Insurance Card.
TRAVEL CHECK LIST
Have you got your necessary documents?
It is the clients’ responsibility to ensure that they fulfil all requirements needed to travel.
Holiday World Ltd. cannot accept any liability for bookings where clients have failed to complete the necessary requirements. The situation is constantly changing so the information provided is a guide and not definitive.