3 Tips for UK Travel in 2021

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Many of us have got an itch to explore the world after travel restrictions have kept us inside due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Luckily, countries are opening up in a safe controlled way and we are free to explore!

Keep reading for our guide to UK travel hotspots and everything you need to know about traveling, vaccination passports, and covid tests so you are free to relax and enjoy your holiday!

1. UK Restrictions for International Travel

International travel to the UK has been controlled by a traffic light system, red, amber, and green. Recently these rules have been simplified and the amber light scrapped.

Red list countries are limited to Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. If you are traveling from one of these countries then you need to quarantine on arrival for 10 days.

All other countries are on the Green list. If you are fully vaccinated then you simply need to follow these steps:

  • book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test and take it after arrival in the UK
  • complete a passenger locator form and submit this 48 hours before you arrive in the UK

If you are not fully vaccinated then you will need to follow these steps:

  • take a COVID-19 test 3 days before you travel to the UK
  • book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 tests and take them after you arrive in the UK
  • complete a passenger locator form and submit this 48 hours before you arrive in the UK

2. Itineraries for UK Travel

To make the most of your trip to the UK you may want to travel to Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England.

It can be helpful to book an itinerary so you can relax and let your travel, activities, and entertainment be taken care of by the professionals!

If you are feeling slightly nervous about visiting large cities with crowds of people, why not travel to Stonehenge? You can enjoy the fresh air of the English countryside whilst taking in some ancient folklore history. A two week UK & Ireland itinerary could be the perfect option.

3. Saftey and Covid Customs in the UK

It can be helpful to know the current customs in the UK regarding Covid restrictions. Whilst facemasks are not a legal requirement, their use is highly recommended on public transport and crowded indoor areas.

Social distancing is also not a legal requirement but it is encouraged as much as possible.

The customs can differ slightly in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales so it’s a good idea to do a little bit of research if you are planning to visit.

Excited to Plan your UK Travel?

Now you know the travel requirements for visiting the UK. Whether you are fully vaccinated or not, international travel is simpler than you think! Don’t forget to look for travel itineraries to make your UK travel as plain sailing as possible.

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