Foreign Travel Advice

Visitors from the UK must provide a negative PCR test or a supervised rapid antigen test or loop-mediated isothermal amplification test . The compulsory wearing of masks will also be restricted to indoors and on public transport only. To take an Uber will cost from around £35-£40 depending on the journey time. According to Transport for London, a black cab for the journey between central London and Heathrow costs between £52 and £97 depending on the time taken, although traffic delays will bump up the cost if the journey takes over an hour.

All those travelling to Germany, regardless of vaccination status, will need to show proof of a negative PCR test and all will be required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. It will mean travellers aged between 12 and 17 from the UK may present a RT-PCR test or similar with a negative result as an alternative to presenting a valid Covid vaccination certificate, as currently required. The announcement marks an effective end to all Covid travel restrictions in the UK. Travellers leaving the UK may still be required to prove their vaccination status or provide evidence of a negative test according to the rules in place in their destination country. According to NHS figures, there are 1.5 million children aged 12 to 17 in England who have had two doses of Covid vaccine. France has relaxed its border requirements today to allow unvaccinated travellers from the UK to enter the country without the need for a ‘compelling reason’.

But it has agreed an interim charge of £30 per passenger from 1 January, which could see a short-term increase of £8 per ticket if carriers pass on the full increase in their ticket prices. Note that special visa rules apply to Pakistani nationals or those with dual British-Pakistani nationality. Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP used his Budget speech today to announce changes to the UK’s Air Passenger Duty regime from 2023. Booster jabs will show in the digital COVID Pass automatically from midday today for people in England and from 29 November for people in Wales.

Arrivals from the UK will still be expected to provide valid proof of vaccination or recovery. If you have recently recovered from Covid-19, you still need to take a pre-departure test. If this is positive, you will need to be examined by a medical practitioner. If they are confident that you do not currently have a Covid-19 infection, they should provide a medical certificate within 48 hours of departure. Unvaccinated travellers are only allowed entry if they are US citizens, US nationals, US lawful permanent residents or meet the criteria for an exception. Certificate of recovery from at least 11 days after first testing positive.

Travellers without an EU Covid pass or equivalent must complete the Health Control Form as evidence of their vaccinations or certificate of recovery. The Spanish Tourist Office in the UK has issued an apology to clarify yesterday’s statement which suggested Spain was now open to all regardless of vaccination status . It says it will contact affected customers and arrange an alternative provider for those needing travel on a return leg, or with urgent or essential needs.

These will be provided on arrival at the airport and a test must be taken on day zero or one and day five or six. Currently, all arrivals to Barbados must show proof of a negative pre-departure Covid PCR test or rapid antigen test, taken within one day prior to arrival, or a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken within three days prior to arrival. The Paddington Heathrow Express, which runs non-stop to the airport, costs £25 for an Anytime Single fare, although it’s cheaper if you book in advance.

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