SUMMER HOLIDAYS ARE BACK

1000s MORE QUARANTINE-FREE HOLIDAYS

Amber means go – as long as you’re fully vaccinated, if you’re travelling back from an amber country, you no longer have to self-isolate when you get home. And no one has to self-isolate when returning from a green country, either. Here’s where you can holiday…

WHEN AND WHERE CAN I GO ON HOLIDAY?

Our handy tool shows the UK green and amber list destinations that you can currently go on holiday to with us.

Click on a country to find out more or check out our FAQs below.

  • Green
  • Amber

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

The UK government’s traffic light system is made up of green, amber and red destinations. The colour category a country falls into defines the testing, self-isolation or quarantine requirements for when you re-enter the UK after travelling. Just so you know, this traffic light system is for re-entry into the UK only – there are likely to also be separate entry requirements set by the country you’re travelling to – and we will not travel to any destinations on the red list. For more information on the traffic light system, visit our entry requirements page. 

Visit our entry requirements page > 

We’re doing everything we can to help you with testing, for both your journey to and from your holiday destination, from making the process as simple as possible to providing you with exclusive discounted COVID testing packages 

How we’re helping you with COVID-19 testing > 

If you’re travelling to a green list country from England, Scotland or Wales, you’re required to take an antigen (rapid flow) test or a PCR test for re-entry into the UK and a PCR test once you’re home.  If you’re returning to Wales, your PCR tests should be purchased through the Wales CTM portal 
Just so you know, there may also be separate entry requirements set by the country you’re travelling to.   

Visit our entry requirements page > 

FCDO guidance on re-entry requirements for the UK > 

FCDO guidance on entry requirements for foreign countries > 

If you’re fully vaccinated and travelling to an amber list country, you’re required to take an antigen (rapid flow) test or a PCR test before you return to the UK and one PCR test when you get home. You won’t be required to self-isolate at home for 10 days. The same rules on testing apply for those under the age of 18 travelling with a fully vaccinated adult. No one under the age of 18 is required to self-isolate for 10 days. If you’re returning to Wales, your PCR tests should be purchased through the Wales CTM portal.  

If you’re not fully vaccinated and you’re travelling to an amber list country, you’re required to take an antigen (rapid flow) test or a PCR test before you return to the UK and two PCR tests when you get home. If you’re returning to Wales, your PCR tests should be purchased through  the Wales CTM portal. You’ll also be required to self-isolate at home for 10 days. However, no one under the age of 18 is required to self-isolate for 10 days. If you won’t be able to self-isolate on your return home, you’ll be able to change your booking to another date or destination fee-free, up to 14 days before your departure date. If your destination changes from the green to the amber colour category within 14 days of your departure date, you’ll also be able to change your booking fee-free. This applies for package holidays, flight-only and accommodation-only bookings. Just so you know, there may also be separate entry requirements set by the country you’re travelling to. 

Visit our entry requirements page >

FCDO guidance on re-entry requirements for the UK >

FCDO guidance on entry requirements for foreign countries >

We will only travel to a country on the UK traffic light system’s amber list if: 

  • The country’s borders are open   
  • The advice from the FCDO is not against all but essential travel there   
  • There are no requirements for quarantine on arrival where you can’t forgo this quarantine period by providing evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or of being fully vaccinated

We’re not travelling to any countries on the red list. If the destination you’re due to travel to is on the red list, we’ll cancel your holiday and give you the option to change your booking fee-free to another destination or date or request a full refund. 

You can change your booking fee-free up to 14 days before your travel date, for holidays departing on or before 31 October 2021. If your destination changes to the red list within 14 days of you being due to travel, you will be able to change your booking fee-free or request a full refund.  

The best place to find all the latest information on entry requirements for the country you’re travelling to is the government-run Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website.

FCDO guidance on entry requirements for foreign countries >

We’ve also provided handy links that take you straight to the information, for the green and amber list countries we’re currently travelling to, on the individual destination pages that you can navigate to from the above list and on our entry requirements page. 

Visit our entry requirements page >

This is defined by the UK government’s traffic light system. There are different requirements depending on when you’re travelling, whether or not you’re fully vaccinated and whether a country falls in to the green, amber or red category. You can find out more on our entry requirements page and on the FCDO website.  

Visit our entry requirements page >

FCDO guidance on re-entry requirements for the UK >

If returning to England from a green or amber list destination, children under 5 do not need to get tested. Children aged 5 or over need to take one PCR test once they’ve arrived home, but they don’t need to take a test in destination. Children aged 11 and over must take the same tests as required by adults. 

If returning to Scotland from a green list destination, children under 11 do not need to get tested. Children aged 11 and over must take the same tests as required by adults. If returning to Scotland from an amber list destination, children under 11 do not need to get tested. Children aged 11 must take an antigen (rapid flow) test in destination, but don’t need to take a day 2 PCR test on return home. Children aged 12 and over must take the same tests as required by adults.  

If returning to Wales from a green or amber list destination, children under 5 do not need to get tested.  Children aged 5 or over need to take one PCR test once they’ve arrived home, but they don’t need to take a test in destination. Children aged 11 and over must take the same tests as required by adults. PCR tests should be booked through the CTM portal 

If returning to Northern Ireland from a green or amber list destination, children under 5 do not need to get tested. Children aged 5 or over need to take one PCR test once they’ve arrived home, but they don’t need to take a test in destination. Children aged 11 and over must take the same tests as required by adults 

 

For foreign countries, the requirements on testing for children vary from country to country. Check the FCDO website for the most up-to-date information for the destination you’re going on holiday to.    

FCDO guidance on entry requirements for foreign countries >

We’re doing everything we can to help you with testing, for both your journey to and from your holiday destination, from making the process as simple as possible to providing you with exclusive discounted COVID testing packages.

How we’re helping you with COVID-19 testing >

You’re fully vaccinated from 14 days after you have your second dose of a UK government-approved vaccine.  

If you live in England and have been fully vaccinated, you will be able to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status through the NHS app.  

If you don’t have a smartphone, you can call the NHS Helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you – you must do this at least five working days after your second vaccination. Make sure you allow seven days for the letter to be received.  

If you live in Wales and have been fully vaccinated, visit the Welsh Government’s website to find out how to get your NHS COVID Pass. 

If you live in Scotland and have been fully vaccinated, visit the NHS inform website to find out how to get proof of your vaccination status. 

If you live in Northern Ireland and have been fully vaccinated, visit the NI Direct website to find out how to get proof of vaccination status

You’re fully vaccinated from 14 days after you have your second dose of a UK government-approved vaccine. 

We’re keeping a close eye on the destinations on the green and amber lists and assessing what the holiday experience will be like for you once you’re there. If we know about something that will have a major impact on your holiday experience – like if a destination is asking you to quarantine on arrival, even if the UK government is not asking you to do this on your return – we won’t take you there and will offer you the chance to change your holiday to a different date or destination or request a full refund. If you have a flight-only or accommodation-only booking, you’ll receive an automatic refund with 14 days of receiving your cancellation email.

See our Coronavirus FAQs for the latest information on holiday cancellations.

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