If, like us, you’ve been itching to pack your suitcase, board a plane and embrace a new adventure, you’ll have been eagerly anticipating today’s big news. As revealed by transport secretary Grant Shapps this afternoon, England has announced those travelling into the country will no longer have to quarantine on arrival from over 50 different destinations across the globe, thanks to an agreement on travel corridors.
For those of us wishing to travel, dreaming of a luxury escape or simply wanting to plan ahead for the future, this is wonderful news – but what does it mean for immediate travel?
What is a travel corridor?
Essentially, a travel corridor means that those travelling to England from one of these destinations, will no longer have to quarantine on their return.
While travellers will still have to take into consideration any potential self-isolation requirements at the other side of their journey, the decision does allow for more freedom to travel abroad, while ensuring that the health and safety of both visitors and residents is paramount. As an extra measure, travellers entering the UK will also have to state where they’ve travelled in order to support the test and trace system.
For us, protecting our customers is imperative, and we’re here to guide you – helping you make safe decisions as you plan to jet abroad.
We know not everyone will be ready to travel yet, and that’s ok, but for those who have been lusting after crystal blue seas, dining al fresco in warmer climates and taking in new experiences a little further away from home, this is a much-awaited update.
When can I travel?
Come Friday 10 July, the world awaits. The full, and up-to-date list of countries exempt from quarantine, can be found here and in the meantime, the FCO will be lifting its advice of ‘all but essential travel’ against certain countries (depending on factors such as their infection rate, healthcare system and tracing abilities) from 4 July.
So, if you’ve been dreaming of wandering through the vineyards of Tuscany or sampling fresh seafood in Seville, we’re here to help you make it a reality. Whether you’d prefer to pop in store (read about our safety measures here), or chat to us on the phone, we’re ready and waiting to make your travel dreams come true so get in touch.
What kind of holiday can I book?
Quite simply, we can help you create your perfect agenda. Within the new travel corridor agreement, we’re free to travel across much of Europe, all of the British overseas territories and a numerous other destinations which will be regularly updated here, and for which individual FCO advice can be found here.
With our expert know how, we can tailor your holiday to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for recommendations on the perfect property, be it a villa in the mountains, or a boutique hotel near the sea, or you’d like a few extra amenities to make your stay even more comfortable, we can take care of the details.
Am I still protected if anything changes?
Yes. Our suppliers and partners have been working hard to ensure your safety while travelling and abroad. We take care of all the details, so should your trip need changing due to the effects of lockdown measures or infection rate, we’ll negotiate on your behalf and ensure you’re well looked after throughout the process. All our package holidays are ATOL protected.
Booking a holiday with us isn’t just a tick-box exercise and we pride ourselves in our detail driven service. Whether you have a destination in mind already or can simply envision yourself on a faraway beach or taking in awe inspiring scenery, we can help make it happen.
For more information or to make an appointment to come instore, call the team on 01423 872516 or email us on [email protected]