Travel safely during the coronavirus outbreak
As the lockdown is eased, many are ready to jet off for some much needed relaxation.
Although, on 4th July, the UK announced the reduction of travel restrictions to nearly 50 destination, some being subject to quarantine restrictions from the destination country, there is still a pandemic, along with no uniformly implemented health and safety guidelines.
If you are in two minds about travelling, here’s what you need to know:
- Follow the current guidance in the place where you live. Details can be found here
- Check with your accommodation provider for information about availability and the safety measures they have put in place
- Get travel insurance, and make sure you are content with the level of cover it provides. If you already have travel insurance check it is valid and provides appropriate cover
- Be prepared to comply with measures at your destination to manage a localised outbreak. If you test positive for coronavirus you are likely to need to get treatment locally and stay there until you have recovered.
When you come back
- You will need to follow the rules for entering the UK. You must show proof of a completed passenger locator form at the UK border.
This applies to people entering the UK from all countries. You can complete it up to 48 hours before you enter the UK, and should do so before arrival. Failure to complete the form is a criminal offence and can lead to delays at the border.
Going to a hot country? Read our our hot (insert humour here) tips for keeping yourself cool at night here.