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Where can I travel to now? Your travel questions answered

With lockdown restrictions easing across the UK, many people are looking forward to being able to travel abroad again. So before you book your next trip, we have the answers to all your travel questions.

This page was last updated on 11th September 2020.

Where can I go on holiday now?

Will I need to quarantine when I arrive at my destination?

Will I need to quarantine when I return?

What is a Passenger Locator Form (PLF)?

What should I do if I believe I may have COVID-19 symptoms?

What if I am returning to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

 

Where can I go on holiday now?

On 4th July 2020 the UK government lifted restrictions on non-essential travel to certain countries. These countries have been assessed as not presenting an unacceptably high risk to British people travelling abroad.

These countries are:

Europe

  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece (not including Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos from 4.00 am Wednesday 09/09/20)
  • Hungary (until 4.00 am Saturday 12/09/20)
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal (until 4.00 am Saturday 12/09/20 - Madeira and the Azores are remaining on the list)
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Turkey

Americas 

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Martinique
  • South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • St Vincent and The Grenadines

Asia-Pacific

  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • French Polynesia (until 4.00 am Saturday 12/09/20)
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna

Africa

  • Reunion (until 4.00 am Saturday 12/09/20)

Antarctica

  • British Antarctic Territory

Please be aware that no travel is risk-free. Please ensure you’ve read the Stansted Airport Coronavirus travel guidelines and the travel advice for your destination, and be aware that disruption and changes are still possible.

 

Will I need to quarantine when I arrive at my destination?

While the countries listed above are deemed to not be an unnecessarily high risk for British travellers, each country will have different rules about travelling. Please refer to the UK Government travel advice for information on what will be required when you arrive at specific countries.

 

Will I need to quarantine when I return?

“Travel corridors” are being introduced from 10th July 2020. If you are returning to England from one of the “travel corridor” countries and you have not visited or stopped in any other country or territory in the preceding 14 days, you will not be required to self-isolate when you return.

UK Travel Corridor List:

  • Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Cayman Islands
  • the Channel Islands
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • French Polynesia
  • Gibraltar
  • Germany
  • Greece (not including Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos from 4am Wednesday 09/09/20)
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • the Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Macao (Macau)
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal 
  • Reunion
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • South Korea
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • St Barthélemy
  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • Vatican City State
  • Vietnam

(This list may be added to over the coming days following further discussions between the UK and international partners.)

However, if you travel to any countries outside of the travel corridor, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on your return to England. If you have travelled back via a country on the travel corridors list, the time spent here counts towards your 14 days of self-isolation.

 

What is a Passenger Locator Form (PLF)?

Due to COVID-19, certain countries now require any passengers to fill in a form known as the Passenger Locator Form, with their travel and contact details. This form needs to be completed before arrival, with some countries needing it to be completed further in advance. Please check the UK Government travel advice for the country you are travelling to to see if you need to fill in the form and for more information.

Before your arrival back into the UK, you will need to complete a passenger locator form. This can be completed 48 hours before your arrival back in the UK. You will need to show a copy of your form when you arrive at the UK border, either by printing it or showing it on a device. This information will be used by the government to contact you if someone you travelled with develops COVID-19 symptoms.

 

What should I do if I believe I may have COVID-19 symptoms?

If you believe you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not travel. If you develop symptoms while travelling, please inform airport or cabin staff.

 

What if I am returning to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

These rules only apply to arrivals in England. Information for travel into Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be published by the Devolved Administrations.

 

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