In a Covid-19 world, with travel restrictions and border riles constantly being reviewed and changing, it can be hard to keep up! In this article, we will round up our top destinations with the latest travel information, our holiday destination recommendations and safety advice for your 2021/22 adventure. If you would like more information on holidays and the destinations available to you please give a member of the team a call today on 01934 515 511.
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory and headland on the south coast of Spain. It is a gorgeous and warm place that is currently on the green list. Gibraltar is very well known for being the only wild monkey population in the whole of Europe, having the southernmost mosque in Europe and even having a floating hotel!
There are no known border closures at this time, however, from the 17th of May the rules for people arriving in Gibraltar have changed. The requirements upon arrival will depend on the countries you have visited in the past 14 days prior to arrival and which colour of the traffic light system those countries are.
If you have only been in green list countries in the past 14 days before arriving, you must book a free Covid-19 lateral flow test before arrival. The test must be done within 24 hours of arrival and if you are in Gibraltar for more than 7 days, you must take a second test on day 5.
Tourists are drawn to Iceland because of its stunning natural beauty. The country is nothing short of magical and the scenery is a winter wonderland. Visit the Northern lights, take a dip in the Blue Lagoon or take a little scenic drive through Reykjavik.
Commercial flights to and from Iceland are limited. Non-essential travel by British citizens from the UK/other non-EU/EEA country to Iceland is only permitted if you:
- Are an Icelandic resident, or
- Can adequately demonstrate you have either been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or previously recovered from COVID-19 infection.
If you have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine, you will only be required to have a test on arrival and follow quarantine measures until the result is known which is usually within 24 hours.
All passengers are required to complete a pre-registration form before arrival, which includes contact information, addresses during your stay in Iceland and a declaration of health.
Singapore is a world of architectural wonders, culinary delights and so much more. People love multicultural cuisine featuring Chinese, Malay and Indian flavours. There are 44 names listed on the Michelin Guide this year. The multicultural way of life is exciting and shows religious diversity. This country is absolutely perfect for families, for people who like to party and for adventure seekers too.
Short term visitors and business travellers are allowed to enter through arranged Safe Travel Lanes with certain countries and regions. Wearing a face mask in public is compulsory when outside of their place of residence and social distancing measures are in place. Everyone must use the ‘TraceTogether’ phone app which is compulsory to use when entering all public buildings.
Portugal offers a unique cultural experience with religious heritage, gorgeous weather and a range of different landscapes. Portugal has perfect temperatures all year round and is a wonderful destination for enjoying great beaches. If you love to eat, Portugal is the perfect place to visit with a range of seafood, meats and desserts available.
COVID-19 measures are in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. You are required to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
- Keep a social distance of 2 meters
- Use a face covering in enclosed spaces and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
- And of course to wash your hands regularly.
We understand that travelling may be a little different but we need to make the most of it whilst we can and things are only looking up from here. If you have any questions about these countries or others on the green list, please get in touch with a member of the team today on 01934 515 511.