We’re excited that you’re gearing up for your well-earned holiday, and we wanted to take the opportunity to advise you on some changes to arrivals in certain countries off the back of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
There’s also been a change to arrivals into the UK after you’ve been away, so it’s important to familiarise yourself with the relevant infomation relating to the country you’re arriving into.
Please remember that this information is subject to change and correct at the time of publishing. You can also keep up to date with the latest Foreign and Commonwealth & Development Office travel advice here.
Before re-entry into the UK, you’ll need to fill in this form on UK Government website: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk. This applies to all guests except children under 18 that arrive and leave with you, will be going back to the same UK address as you, and whose details you add to your form.
For rules around your return, please see here: https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control
- Entry to Antigua and Barbuda is restricted.
- All passengers arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival.
- Visitors are subject to a Coronavirus test on arrival. The local authorities may instruct you to enter government-provided quarantine.
- Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival must pay a fee of US$ 100 or local equivalent in cash.
- If you arrive in Barbados without being tested for COVID-19, you will be subjected to a mandatory test on arrival. You will need to isolate until the test results are provided. This can take a maximum of 48 hours.
- Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will be placed in isolation until they have recovered.
- Full details can be found at https://www.visitbarbados.org/covid-19-travel-guidelines-2020. You are advised to comply with the instructions and monitor the guidance on a regular basis as they may change at short notice.
- Travellers are required to complete the online Immigration and Customs Form which will be available 72 hours prior to your arrival in Barbados. Fill out form here: https://travelform.gov.bb/home
- Grenada’s airport re-opened 1 July to charter flights only, and will reopen to regional commercial flights from 15 July and commercial flights from UK, Europe and Canada from 1 August.
- Grenada government announced new entry requirements and health protocols on 10 July. This includes required tests before travel and tests and quarantine on arrival depending on country of embarkation and travel history
- Full details are available on the Government Information Service Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GISgrenada/
- Currently the borders of St Kitts and Nevis are closed to all arriving passengers. Access is not available either through the sea port or the airport either to nationals, residents or non-nationals.
- You must complete a Pre-Arrival registration form prior to arrival to Saint Lucia which can be found on the St Lucia COVID-19 page: https://www.stlucia.org/en_UK/covid-19/
- Visitors must fill out details including proof of negative PCR testing and indicate which COVID-19 Certified hotel they will be staying in.
- Pre-testing prior to travel is now mandatory. Visitors must provide a negative test result taken seven days or less before travel to Saint Lucia, effective from July 9.
- All arriving passengers will be screened, including temperature checks, at the airport. Passengers arriving with proof of a negative PCR (Polymerized Chain Reaction) test may be exempt from on-island testing and advance through immigration, baggage claim, customs and arrivals for transportation to their COVID-19 certified hotel, pre-approved home quarantine facility or Government Operated Quarantine Facility.
- From 4 July, Croatia is exempt from the FCDO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
- It is mandatory for passengers to wear face masks on public transport and taxis. From 13 July 2020 it is also a requirement to wear a face mask in shops and other commercial premises.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been some changes to arrivals into Croatia. Before you go away, you’ll need to:
complete an application form, which you can find here.
- British nationals cannot enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil or China within the previous 14 days
- If you are eligible to enter the USA you must be prepared to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival
- From 4 July, France is exempt from the FCDO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
- Travellers arriving in France from the UK, are no longer required to self-isolate, to demonstrate their travel is essential or to hold an international travel certificate. There is no quarantine requirement for arrivals from the UK
- Border checks may also be in place at points on France’s land borders with Italy, Spain, Belgium and Germany.
- If you travel to Greece, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form at least 48 hours before travel: https://travel.gov.gr/#/ . Once you have completed the form, you will receive a QR code (which you can display either on your mobile phone, or on a printed piece of paper). You will need to show this code to the Greek authorities on your arrival in Greece.
- Any passengers flying with us on EnterAir will need to complete the form here
- When you arrive in Greece, the Greek authorities will scan the QR code generated when you completed the PLF form, and may direct you for health screening (including testing for coronavirus). The Greek authorities’ instructions will differ according to whether you arrive by land, sea or air. Check out the requirements that will apply to you on the PLF form page.
- You must wear a face mask at all times when on an aeroplane or ferry travelling to or from Greece; and whilst at airports.
- You may be required to take a test for coronavirus (COVID-19) and undergo a period of self-isolation
- From 4 July, Italy is exempt from the FCDO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
- Travellers arriving in Italy directly from the UK are now usually exempt from the requirement to self-isolate.
You will only need to self-isolate if:
- You travelled outside the UK in the 14 days prior to your arrival in Italy or;
- You will be arriving in Italy from a country for which there are still self-isolation requirements
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been some changes to arrivals into Italy. You’ll need to:
Complete a form before you arrive into the the following regions within the country;
- Sardinia: you need to fill in an online form on the region's website 48 hours before arriving (the form is NOT available in printed form aboard planes or ships). The form can be found here: https://sus.regione.sardegna.it/sus/covid19/regimbarco/init;jsessionid=B9FC0024A9A3CC1852E2D007C4C04DA4.sus1?lang=en
- Sicily: you need to register on the Sicilia si cura web site which can be found here: https://siciliasicura.costruiresalute.it/register . For information and help you can also call the toll-free number: Tel. 0039800.458787.
- Puglia: you need to fill in a self-report that you can download on the region's website: https://limesurvey.istsvc.regione.puglia.it/index.php/119341?lang=it
- Calabria: you need to fill an online form on the region's website on Covid emergency, which can be found here: https://www.rcovid19.it/censimento-spostamenti-2/
- The Foreign & Commonwealth & Development Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco
- If you’re eligible to enter, you will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days, sign a statement on oath, and download the tracking app ‘Wiqaytna’
- The Foreign & Commonwealth & Development Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel.https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/portugal
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been some changes to arrivals into Portugal. You’ll need to:
Complete a form before you arrive into the country, which you can download here.
- The Foreign & Commonwealth & Development Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been some changes to entry requirements for arrivals into mainland Spain. Before you go away, you’ll need to:
Complete an online form, which you can find here.
Alternatively, download the SpTH app to your mobile device and complete the form.
From 1 August 2020, if you have a mobile device, it’ll be mandatory to download the SpTH app if you’re visiting Spain.
- From 4 July, Turkey is exempt from the FCDO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
- You must wear a face mask at all times whilst in an airport, and for the duration of all flights, to and from Turkey.
- All arrivals into Turkey will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks. Any passengers showing symptoms including high fever, coughing or respiratory difficulties will be will be required to undergo a PCR test
- In the event that a test returns a positive result, you will be provided with medical treatment at a facility determined by the Ministry of Health or, if preferred, at a private medical facility in Turkey at your own expense.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been some changes to arrivals into Turkey. You’ll need to:
Complete a form before you arrive into the country, which you can download here.