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Customer Update: 11 May 2021 at 10:30am

The UK Government have announced which destinations fall into each traffic light colour category for the period of 17th May to 7th June, for international travel in England.

Information on the travel rules for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have yet to be announced but once we hear more, we will be in touch.

Let’s get straight to it, what does this latest announcement mean for your holiday…

Due to depart between 17th May and 7th June?

We’ve sent an email to every customer with an update on their booking. If you have booked a Package Holiday with us, then the email will explain which colour category your holiday falls into.

For details on the next steps, click on the tab below which reflects the type of booking you hold with us.

Due to depart after 7th June?

We understand the Government will update the lists of destinations under each colour category every 3 weeks.

Once this announcement has been made, we will know what the implications are for customers travelling during the same period. As soon as we have this information, we will contact you to advise of the next steps.

 

What is the Traffic Light system and what does it mean for my holiday?

The ‘Traffic Light’ system has been set out by the UK Government for international travel from England, to help keep jetting off on your favourite holidays safe. This involves categorising destinations in Green, Amber & Red to clearly identify the travel restrictions and the requirements.

Much like a traffic light, Green destinations have got the go ahead. With their lower level of risk, requirements such as quarantine on returning home won’t be necessary.

Amber destinations require more safety measures to be met while travel to Red destinations will involve a 10-day quarantine in a Government designated hotel on your return which will need to be paid by you.

Keep in mind that Covid-19 testing is mandatory for all traffic light categories however, the number of tests needed will vary.

You may find this handy table helpful to understand the new UK international travel requirements set in the Traffic Light System

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