As the roadmap for the removal of lockdown restrictions is announced, it has been a welcoming sign for several travel companies that have been closed for a large portion of the year. But with everything opening back up again, there are several changes set to be announced for those that are travelling abroad. To help you travel safely, we will be providing you with our simple health guide for travelling during and after the pandemic.
Be Aware Of Travel Restrictions
At this current moment in time, several restrictions are in place throughout the UK that prevents you from travelling to an international location until at least May of 2021. These restrictions as well as those in the country that you are travelling to needs to be considered to make sure that you are travelling in accordance with the guidelines and keeping your family safe.
Make Sure You Have The Right Health Insurances
In addition to the changing travel restrictions, there have also been several changes to the EHIC system that was in place before the UK left the EU at the end of 2020. With Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Switzerland and Liechtenstein all added to the list of places that do not accept the new UK ghic as well as the existing EHIC scheme, it is important to make sure that you are aware of where it is accepted and organise travel insurance to work alongside this card to make sure that you are fully protected in case you fall ill when travelling.
Look At Which Countries Need Proof Of Vaccine
Another element that is bound to change as a result of the pandemic is the processes that are implemented at borders to prevent the spread of the virus. One of the key changes that are meant to be made is the requirement for those travelling to show proof that they have had the vaccine or a negative test. You will likely be asked to provide this at several stages of airport security in the airport when you are leaving as well as when you land in your holiday destination. Though the vast majority of the details surrounding this change are pure speculation at this time, some countries are requiring you to show proof of a negative test and quarantine on arrival to prevent the spread.
Understand Quarantine Rules
In the UK at this time, several of those that are travelling as a result of the pandemic have been required to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days before they travel home. This is a new rule that has been implemented across several different countries, all of which will require you to quarantine when you arrive to reduce the spread of the virus. These rules are likely to be in place for an extended period after the lifting of restrictions for those travelling to high-risk meetings.
Regardless of whether you are looking to jet away on a summer holiday this year or you are looking to travel in 2022, there are several new travel restrictions that you need to consider as we move carefully out of the UK lockdowns.