Information for departures from the UK
Pre-departure and post-arrival tests on return to UK are required for all international travel.
We are delighted that the UK Government has provided clarity on the traffic light system and entry requirements for destinations with international travel set to resume from 17 May.
Now that we have the facts, we can provide you with latest travel information for the destinations you are planning to travel to. The rules currently in place are based on returning to England - if you're travelling from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, please visit the relevant Government websites.
The government has announced that the traffic light status of destinations will be reviewed regularly every 3 weeks from 17 May with the traffic light policy itself reviewed at the end of June, July and October.
We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and are advising guests to check the latest FCDO advice for full destination information.
We very much hope that you will still be able to get away on your holiday as planned. We are continuing to work through bookings prioritising by departure date and will be contacting you within 30 days of departure if your destination is amber or red to discuss the latest information relating to your booking.
No quarantine is required; pre-departure and post-arrival tests in England are required in addition to any in-destination requirements.
The following countries are on the green list:
Please click here to read more about the green list on the government's website.
Please note that some green status countries still have stringent entry requirements and borders may still be closed to international travellers, please check the relevant FCDO page for the further information.
Returning to England from an amber destination requires post arrival tests and quarantine on arrival at home for up to ten days, with the option of an extra ‘test to release’ on day 5.
The following countries are on the amber list:
Please click here to read more about the amber list on the government's website.
Returning to England from a red destination requires compulsory quarantine at a designated hotel at your own expense and regular testing.
You should not travel to red list countries or territories for leisure purposes.
Please click here to read more about the red list on the government's website.
Getting a Covid Test
As pre-departure tests are required before leaving the UK and again on arrival back into the UK, we are recommending Diamond Air who offer a comprehensive range of Covid testing services, either in one of their clinics or at your home.
Their main testing clinic is conveniently located at Heathrow, with Healthcare professionals onsite to administer tests. They also accommodate appointments in their partner clinics located across London and the UK. The tests are PHE approved, MHRA authorised and CE marked for quality and safety assurances. The tests are administered and couriered to the Laboratory, once results are processed, an automatic message is received and Certified results are emailed in a printable PDF format. Passengers can receive RT-PCR test results within 24-72 hours of providing swab sample, or within just 2-4 hours when using our ‘Super Express Test’ option. Antigen tests are also available with results in just 15 minutes and they now offer Test To Release options for inbound passengers into the UK looking to minimise quarantine. Full information of the services offered can be found on the Diamond Air website.