Please see below information on what you need to do to comply with the entry requirements for the country you’re travelling to, and for your return to the UK.
What You Need to Do to Travel
1. Check entry requirements for your holiday destination
Whether you need to fill out a form or get tested before your holiday – plus, more importantly, the point in time at which you need to do this – all depends on the destination you’re travelling to. To help, we’ve put together a handy table:
Check your holiday destination latest entry requirements here >>
You’ll find a full list of all of the latest country-specific information on testing and entry requirements on the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office website.
If you do require testing before you travel, we can help you with that.
Find out how we can help you with Covid-19 testing >>
2. Check requirements for re-entering the UK
You no longer need to:
- Take any COVID-19 tests – before your travel to the UK or after you arrive in the UK
- Fill in a UK passenger locator form before you travel
This will apply whether you are vaccinated or not.
3. Purchase your test package
Check which test package you will require and if you need to source extra Covid-19 tests.
Purchase your Covid-19 tests >>
4. Sign-up for FCDO alerts
We strongly advise that you sign up to receive FCDO email alerts so you can automatically receive any important travel advice updates and travel requirements for the destinations you want to know about.
You should regularly check in the run up to your holiday the FCDO website, our entry requirements checklist and also our entry requirements checklist for returning to the UK. We recommend that you make a note to check these websites at least two weeks before your travel date to allow time for changes if necessary.
Sign up to receive FCDO alerts >>
5. Check your passport validity
If you’re travelling to the EU, your passport must have at least six months left on it and must be less than 10 years old.
It is worth noting that it can take up to 10 weeks to renew your passport, so it’s best to check the expiration date as early as possible to avoid a delay to your holiday.
If your passport needs renewing, you can do this here >>
6. Complete any pre-departure tests and forms and make sure you are prepared for your return home
The COVID-19 forms and tests you need to complete will vary depending on the destination you’re travelling to and the UK country you’re a resident in. Make sure you check the entry requirements for your destination, as well as requirements for re-entering the UK before you travel. And, make a note of the days on which you need to complete your COVID-19 lateral flow test and forms – this is very important.
Find out how we are helping with Covid-19 testing >>
- Check which Covid-19 tests and forms you need to complete before you leave the UK
- Keep the UK passenger locator form link safe, as you’ll need to complete this within the 48 hours before you return to the UK.
- If you are arriving into England before 4am 11 Feb or are not fully vaccinated, make sure your Day 2 (and Day 8 if applicable) tests are booked before you travel (to be used once you’re home).
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if I’m on holiday and I’m then required to self-isolate?
You will be required to comply with local regulations that will be advised by staff in the resort.
What happens if I have to quarantine or self-isolate when I return home or if I have a booking to a red list country?
We won’t be operating to any destinations on the red list, which requires you to quarantine in a hotel on your return. If you’ve got a holiday booked to a destination on the red list, you’ll be able to change your booking to another date or request a full refund.
Bookings that depart after 20th
December 2021 on confirmed trips, with open travel corridors, are subject to our normal terms & conditions. Any trips that depart prior to the 20th
December 2021 will remain under review pending the latest Government travel regulations.
My destination requires me to prove I’ve been twice vaccinated – how can I do this?
If you live in England and have been fully vaccinated, you will be able to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status through the NHS app to be able to enter some countries.
If you do not reside in England you will need to follow your own country’s travel advice.
Visit the FCDO website for guidance on how to do this >>
Do I need to be vaccinated to be able to travel?
You may have read about vaccine certificates and the possibility that some airlines, hotels or countries may require proof that you’ve been vaccinated before you travel. If this is introduced after you’ve made your booking and you’re not able to travel due to this requirement, you will be able to change your booking for free. We can confirm that you do not need to be vaccinated to travel – unless you’re travelling to a destination that requires you to be vaccinated as an entry requirement.
Some countries however, do not require you to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test as part of their entry requirements if you have been fully vaccinated. You can find current entry requirements including vaccinating and testing on the FCDO website
for the country you’re travelling to, as well as signing up for email alerts
for instant travel updates for your holiday destination. Guidance is also available for how to show your vaccination status