The question on everybody's lips is 'Where can I go on holiday now?' Well, the good news is that from the 4th of October another batch of countries come off the UK government's Red List and the over-complicated Green and Amber Lists become one simpler Rest of the World List. Fully vaccinated travellers and those under 18 returning from these countries will no longer need to take the tedious test before returning to the UK, and - from later in October - can take a lateral flow test instead of a PCR test when back in the UK. In other news, from November the USA is also back in play. Watch this space for more on that exciting development.
This Collection includes Rest of the World destinations. As above, If you are fully vaccinated or under 18 the restrictions are further reduced, but if you are not fully vaccinated you will still need to quarantine for ten days at home on your return, but you can make use of the Government's Test to Release scheme, so you can break quarantine after five days if you test negative. As you can see, it can get a tad confusing, but our destination experts are great at navigating the ever-changing landscape of this pandemic to help you plan your perfect holiday. The list of countries where you can go on holiday may fluctuate, so we wanted to make this a one-stop-shop page for Covid-19 travel updates. Rules may very in other parts of the UK, so check with us.
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The countries in the list on this page are those on the new Rest of the Word List from October 4th, and we'll be updating it every time there is a change to make sure it's as accurate as possible. If you're keen on anywhere in particular and want to know more, then our region-specific specialists are just a phone call away. Please also note that while destinations might be on the Government's Rest of the World List, some of these countries may have their own travel restrictions for the time being. Please ask for clarification when you speak to our expert consultants.
So that covers the question of where can I go on holiday, but what about the how? For starters, we know that the booking experience is probably a little more concerning now than it has been before, so our Coronavirus Confidence page has all the details of everything we're doing to make the experience of booking and travelling as smooth as possible. You can book with confidence, knowing that all of our holidays are ABTA and ATOL bonded; that we're offering even more flexibility on all new Original Travel trips; that we now offer travel insurance covering coronavirus cancellations and that you'll have a pain-free airport experience as you're met on arrival and escorted through the check-in and security checks to a lounge by somebody who knows all the best airport access hacks (subject to availability).
Secondly, we're advocating our new 'Travel Less, Travel Better' philosophy. Whether this means going on a multi-stop road trip to Europe from the UK rather than flying, or simply lingering longer in your chosen destination to get to know it a little better, we can, as always, organise private tours and experiences and book you the best most charming accommodation around to make the most of your precious holiday time.
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