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Where to Travel During COVID-19 Without Quarantine

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As the pandemic unexpectedly hit the world, one of the most suffering fields is currently travel and tourism. It has been many months for all of us who love to go abroad either to visit our relatives or travel and explore the beauty of the world.

Luckily, we can see some of the countries are winning over the pandemic and easing their restrictions. In the UK, so-called ‘travel corridors list’ has been introduced so we would be well informed whether we need to self-isolate upon arrival from certain countries or not.

It doesn’t mean, however, that in all those countries we do not need to quarantine ourselves as in some of them stricter entry requirements still apply and you may end up under a quarantine upon your arrival to one of those countries.

We are aware that finding a good, safe and quarantine-free holidays may now be quite hard so we decided to create something to help you with your holiday planning this year.

Updated 12/11/2020.

Under current national restrictions in England, you can only travel abroad for work, education or other legally permitted reasons.

We have prepared, and will regularly update a list of ‘suitable to travel’ countries (below) where you do NOT need to self-isolate upon both, arrival or return back to the UK.

Antigua and Barbuda

  • Evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival is required from all passengers 12 years and older arriving by air.
  • Local testing (if required by the local authorities) costs US$ 100.

Bahrain

You will have to get tested for Covid-19 upon arrival and wait in quarantine until test results have been received. If you stay for 10 days or more, you must repeat the testing

Transit and transfer using Bahrain Int. Airport does not require testing.

Barbados

  • An online immigration/customs form must be completed 24 hours prior to travel
  • Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken before the arrival will fast-track you through the entry process. If you do not have any, you will be subjected to a mandatory test on arrival and will need to quarantine until the test results are provided (up to 48 hours). If the test is positive, you will be placed in isolation until recovered.
  • Barbados’s official COVID-19 information for travellers on the website here.

Bermuda

  • You have to apply for a Travel Authorisation 48 hours before departure.
  • You will need a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken no more than 7 days before departure to enter the country.
  • Bermuda’s official COVID-19 information for travellers on the website here.

Cambodia

  • get a visa before arrival — the visa exemption policy, visa on arrival and e-visa arrangements are suspended indefinitely
  • get a medical certificate, no longer than 72 hours prior to the date of travel, from a competent health authority stating you do not have COVID-19. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test
  • have proof of insurance that includes a minimum of US$50,000 for medical cover

The government is now imposing charges on foreign arrivals for lab testing, medical treatment and accommodation under health measures to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 transmission in Cambodia.

All foreign passengers are required to deposit US$2000 for the COVID-19 service charges at the airport upon their arrival. Once deductions for services have been made, the remainder of the deposit will be returned. This can be paid either by cash or credit card.

Cuba

  • It is possible to enter Cuba on international charter flights arriving directly into Cayo Coco, Cayo Cruz or Cayo Guillermo (served by Jardines del Rey airport); Cayo Santa Maria (flying into Santa Clara airport); or Cayo Largo del Sur only
  • The Cayos – Visitors arriving to the Cayos will be transported to their resort by bus and must wear a mask during the transfer.
  • Havana – From 1 to 15 September, people are only allowed out between 05:00 and 19:00 with all public, private transport and car rental services suspended. There is no way to travel between Havana and other provinces as police check-points are in place.
  • There are limited transport services in Mayabeque, Artemisa Provinces. Car rental is not allowed in Havana, Mayabeque or Artemisa.
  • Guests going to hotels must have a PCR test 48 hours in advance.
  • More information for travellers to Cuba available on the GOV website here.

Curaçao

  • You must fill a Passenger Locator Card within 48 hours prior to departure.
  • You will need to show a negative result from a certified COVID-19 PCR-test and carry a printed document of proof with you at all times during your travel.
  • The test must be taken at a maximum of 72 hours prior to departure at an accredited laboratory. You will be required to upload the negative test results of the COVID-19 PCR-test on dicardcuracao.com before departure.
  • Visitors must be insured in case of being quarantined.

Cyprus

  • You need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival, obtained within 72 hours before travel. You do not need a test for children under 12 years old.
  • You must complete a Cyprus Flight Pass before travelling, available on the Cyprus Flight Pass website and upload your PCR test results to Cyprus Flight Pass within 24 hours of your departure. The Flight Pass will be required prior to boarding the plane and on arrival at immigration.

Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland-removed

  • You can enter Denmark if the country you arriving from is classified as ‘open’ or ‘banned’. The UK is currently in the ‘open’ section. For updated details see their website here.
  • The Faroe Islands – You will be tested on your arrival and have to stay in quarantine in your hotel until the results are clear. The results are usually ready the same evening or the following midday.
  • Greenland – If you have passed a negative COVID-19 test before departure and filled in the SUMUT form, you can travel to some cities without further restrictions. See the detailed instructions and list of the cities here.

Dominica

  • You must complete an online questionnaire 24 hours before arrival.
  • You must have a PCR swab test with a negative result taken up to 72 hours before arrival.
  • Additional thermal test and antibody blood test will be taken on arrival.

Gibraltar

  • You will need to complete a COVID-19 contact tracing form on your arrival. You will receive the form from the airline.

Germany

Currently, there are no restrictions in place and you do not need to fill any pre-travel COVID-19 tracing forms.

Greece

Rules for travellers returning to the UK from certain parts of Greece.. You must self-isolate for 14 days when you return to the UK from the following islands:

  • All part of Greece except Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes and Zakynthos
  • You must complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before travel or you will face 500EUR fine on arrival.
  • Those entering by any land border must show proof of COVID-19 negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in Greece.
  • Currently, you do not need a negative test if going to Greece on a flight departing from the UK.

Guadeloupe

  • All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure and show proof before boarding the plane and at immigration on arrival.
  • More details may be found on http://www.guadeloupe.gouv.fr/…

Italy, Vatican City State – removed since 18 October

Currently, there are no restrictions in place and you do not need to fill any pre-travel COVID-19 tracing forms.

  • If you have been outside the UK (in certain countries) in the 14 days before arriving in Italy, you may need a negative PCR test or quarantine. See the current country list and rules for such a scenario on the official website here.

Lichtenstein

Currently, there are no restrictions in place and you do not need to fill any pre-travel COVID-19 tracing forms if you depart from the UK.

  • If you have been outside the UK (in certain countries) in the 14 days before arriving in Lichtenstein, you may need to quarantine for 10 days. See the current country list and rules for such a scenario on the official website here. Same rules also apply in Switzerland.

Poland – removed since 3 October

You are not required to self-isolate on arrival in Poland, if you are a UK, European Union or EFTA national and develop no coronavirus symptoms.

Currently, you do not need to complete any pre-travel forms.

Portugal – removed since 12 September

You do not need to self-isolate but you will be subject to health screening (temperature check or checking for signs of being unwell) on arrival in mainland Portugal.

  • On travels to Madeira, Porto Santo, you must complete and submit a traveller questionnaire 12-48 hours before your departure and upload proof of negative COVID-19 test carried out no longer than 72 hours before departure. You will be required to show the proof again at the airport or take a new test there and self-isolate for about 12 hours until the results are known.
  • On travels to the Azores, you must complete and submit a traveller questionnaire 12-48 hours before your departure and upload proof of negative COVID-19 test carried out no longer than 72 hours before departure. You will receive a QR code which you show together with the negative test on your arrival.
  • If you are staying in the Azores for more then 7 days, you will have to repeat the test in one of the local testing centres 6 days after the first test.

Réunion – removed since 12 September

  • All visitors over the age of 11 must have a COVID-19 test done. The test must be no older than 72 hours before departure. You must show the proof of a negative result before embarking.
  • You must also provide a self-certified document confirming you have no coronavirus symptoms and have not been in contact with any COVID-19 positive person in the last 2 weeks.
  • You must show both documents to your airline or will be denied boarding.

St Martin and St Barthélemy

A mandatory PCR test for Covid-19 (performed within 120 hours (72 hours for St Barthélemy) prior to departure) is required for arrivals from high-risk countries (incl. the UK).

All travellers must be covered by travel Health insurance. Additional travel insurance covering COVID-19 related expenses is strongly recommended.

You will need to complete a pre-travel form EHAS – Electronic Health Authorization System and include your email address on which you will receive updates during your stay.

For travellers originating from a high-risk country, 14 consecutive days of self-monitoring of body temperature and possible flu-like symptoms is mandatory. For travellers from a moderate risk country, the mandatory self-monitoring period is 8 days. The travellers in these categories will receive during the 14 or 8 days an automated daily email alert providing a link for submitting the required information online. If you are remaining for a shorter term on the island, you will have to submit the information for the time you are on the island.

St Barthélemy: If you are staying longer than 7 days (on the 8th day following your arrival) you will be required to take an additional RT-PCR Covid-19 test in St. Barth, at your own expense (€135).

For more details on St. Martin visit: http://www.sintmaartengov.org/government/…/Travel-advice.aspx

For more details on St Barthélemy visit: https://www.stbarth.com/covid-19

St Lucia

All arriving passengers including those arriving from within the Designated Travel Bubble must have a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arriving in  Saint Lucia and completed a Travel Registration Form (and printed) no longer than 3 days before travel.

All arrivals will be screened and symptomatic passengers will be immediately isolated and tested. If found positive, you will be treated in Respiratory hospital at your cost.

There are only certain hotels/resorts you will be allowed to stay in (COVID-19 certified accommodation) as well as only certain tour operators you will be allowed to travel with. You may stay in up to 2 hotels during your visit.

All arrivals must either:

  • Have confirmed reservations at a COVID-19 certified accommodation provider for the duration of their stay or
  • Have a pre-arranged stay confirmed at a Government operated quarantine facility.

For full, updated list of Covid-19 certified hotels and tour operators visit the official website: https://www.stlucia.org/en_UK/covid-19/

San Marino removed since 18 October

Currently, there are no restrictions or requirements on travelling to San Marino from the UK, other than local social distancing and sanitisation regulations.

Slovakia

Currently, there are no restrictions or requirements on travelling to Slovakia from the UK, other than local social distancing and sanitisation regulations.

Slovenia

Currently, there are no restrictions or requirements on travelling to Slovenia from the UK, however health checks are still conducted at all borders.

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Currently, there are no restrictions or requirements on travelling to Slovakia from the UK, other than local social distancing and sanitisation regulations. For more details see the GOV website.

St Martin and St Barthélemy

St Pierre & Miquelon

  • All visitors over the age of 11 must have a COVID-19 test done. The test must be no older than 72 hours before departure. You must show the proof of a negative result before embarking.
  • You must also provide a self-certified document confirming you have no coronavirus symptoms and have not been in contact with any COVID-19 positive person in the last 2 weeks.
  • You must show both documents to your airline or will be denied boarding.

Sweden – removed

There is a ban in place for Non-EU and non-EEA passengers arriving from outside of the EU. British nationals flying from the UK are not affected by this ban.

Currently, there are no restrictions or requirements for travelling to Sweden.

Turkey – removed since 3 October

Currently, there are no restrictions or requirements on travelling to Slovakia from the UK, other than local social distancing and sanitisation regulations. For more details see the GOV website.

  • You will be subject to a health screening on your arrival and may be required to take a PCR coronavirus swab test if you are showing symptoms including high fever, coughing or respiratory difficulties.

Turks and Caicos Islands

  • You must get pre-travel authorisation via the Turks and Caicos Islands Assured Portal before you travel. The authorisation requires evidence of a negative Covid-19 test taken no more then 5 days before arrival in Turks and Caicos Islands.

United Arab Emirates

  • Mandatary PCR (negative) test is required before travel and upon arrival to Dubai.

This list includes information suitable only for visitors/tourists departing from the UK and may not be the same for residents or people with working visas in the mentioned countries.

The entry conditions and requirements may change at any point. We recommend you to keep checking this information regularly until the date of your departure.

Our source is the official Government (coronavirus) guidance website and other websites of foreign countries related to the COVID-19 pandemic travel regulations.

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