You may, like all of us have watched the government’s latest announcement regarding overseas travel. This included the long-awaited list of ‘Green’, ‘Amber’ and ‘Red’ countries.
We know that many of you maybe on tenterhooks waiting for news of your upcoming holiday destination this year or just waiting to book your holiday. We are working hard to digest the contents of the announcement and any new ones that filter through over the coming weeks and months, so that we can offer proper advice on the next steps as soon as we know more.
Please be rest assured that we’ll be in touch very soon, and in the meantime, we wish you well and are here to try and answer any questions you may have.
Here is the latest ‘Green list’ countries and territories available on the government’s new traffic light system from 17th May
- Falkland Islands
- Faroe Islands
- Israel and Jerusalem
- New Zealand
- Portugal, including the Azores and Madeira
- South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
- Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
We’ll keep you informed about any further updates.
For more information on the government’s latest information for a cautious return to international travel from 17th May 2021 go to:
Below are the measures that will apply to different countries, based on their risk profile:
The Global Travel Task Force report mentions the affordability of coronavirus tests: ‘UK government recognises that the cost of these tests can be high. We will work with the travel industry and private testing providers ahead of international travel reopening to see how we can further reduce the cost of travel for the British public while ensuring travel is as safe as possible. This could include cheaper tests being used when holidaymakers return home, as well as whether the government would be able to provide pre-departure tests.’
The travel industry is asking the Government to implement a robust and affordable testing regime that will significantly reduce quarantine times and should regulate the maximum price that private providers can charge customers and/or allow and supply rapid lateral flow tests, as they are currently successfully used in schools and workplaces.
The Full Report
The Global Travel Task Force full report for the safe return to international travel is available via this link, click here and read the set of recommendations based on:
- progressing a risk-based reopening of international travel
- ensuring readiness for international travel restart
- building consumer clarity and confidence
- supporting a transition to future travel
- restarting international cruises