27 July 2020 by David Warne
As of 27th July, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises British nationals against non-essential travel to Spain incl. the Balearics and Canary Islands. If you have a booking to Spain departing in the next two weeks, please contact us to discuss making changes to your travel arrangements.
As travel restrictions are eased, the UK government has announced that travel is now permitted between the UK and a number of international destinations.
It is important to note, however, that while the UK government is allowing travel to these places, the destination country may still have mandatory quarantine or other restrictions in place. Please check before you travel.
If a destination does not appear on the list, then the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice against non-essential travel remains. It is important to note that FCO advice is issued in relation to imminent travel (which typically means holidays departing in the next two weeks) and it is too early to say that your holiday can't go ahead as planned if you are booked to travel further ahead.
If you are travelling due to travel to a country that does not appear on the 'safe travel' list, we are prioritising clients with holidays departing imminently. In these instances, we will continue to contact clients in departure-date order and ask for your patience.
You can explore our recommended 'air bridge' holidays to 'Covid-safe' destinations here.
What is an 'air bridge'?
Put simply, an ‘air bridge’, or ‘travel corridor’, is a route between two countries that travellers can use without the need to quarantine. They will allow people from countries with a low risk of Coronavirus infection to travel to the UK and vice versa.
What does an 'air bridge' mean for my holiday plans?
To start with, air bridges will be in place to link the UK with some of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. As a holidaymaker, you’ll be able to book with confidence, knowing that you won’t have to face a 14-day quarantine either on arrival in that country, or on your return home.
What will my holiday experience be like?
With so many different regulations in place surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, we know you may well have questions about the destination you’ll be travelling to. While we’ll do our very best to answer these, we also know that the situation continues to evolve at a rapid pace. As such, you may want to take a look at our destination information pages, where you’ll find handy links to websites detailing much of what you’ll need to know: