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Flight Cancellations: There has been recent news on potential flight cancellations out of Gatwick Airport.

Our airline partners have let us know that they’re currently in discussions with Gatwick Airport on whether any schedule changes will be necessary and what these would be.

Understandably, the headlines circulating in the news can be unsettling to see and hear. But don’t worry, we want to reassure you that should your holiday be affected, we will do everything we can to find a suitable alternative to get you the holiday you deserve this summer.

When we hear of any flight cancellations – which quite often is at the same time as you – our helpful Customer Service team will contact you directly with options. Our team will speak to customers in departure date order.

If you do receive a cancellation notice from your airline, hang tight as we’ll be in touch with you.

 

Please check all entry requirements prior to travel using the FCDO website linked below. It is your responsibility to know and adhere to all entry requirements. Due to the ever changing requirements the information provided below should be only used as guide.

USA: As of midnight on Sunday 12th June, there is no requirement for fully vaccinated travelers to provide a negative Covid test before departure. Under 18's travelling with fully vaccinated adults (18+) do not need to be vaccinated or complete a pre-departure Covid test. The CDC (The Center for Disease Control and Prevention) will review this advice every 90 days.

Find full details on these changes through the Government website here >>

Turkey: As of 1st June 2022, there are no longer any entry requirements to enter Turkey, all restrictions have been lifted. You will not have to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative Covid test! 

Find full details on these changes through the Government website here >>

Sri Lanka: On the 10th June 2022, the FCDO changed its advice against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka. This means all holidays can now go ahead as planned and therefore, we will no longer be contacting bookings due to travel.

Find full details on these changes through the Government website here >>

Change to Italy entry requirements:  As of 1 June 2022, COVID-19 restrictions on entering Italy have been lifted. Italy does not require any proof of vaccination, a negative test result, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate to enter the country, regardless of your vaccination status.

Find full details on these changes through the Government website here >>

Change to Cyprus entry requirements:  As of 1 June 2022, passengers travelling to Cyprus will not be required to present any sort of vaccination or recovery certificate, nor a negative COVID test result.

Find full details on these changes through the Government website here >>

Change to Barbados entry requirements: From 25th May 2022, if you are fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival in Barbados, there is no requirement to complete a pre-arrival Covid test. 

Those who are not vaccinated will be required to provide a negative Covid-19 test result prior to departure. Types of approved testing include a rapid PCR test taken once day prior to arrival or a valid rapid antigen test taken one day prior to arrival. Full details of all tests can be found on the FCDO website.

Find full details on these changes through the Government website here >>

Change to Spain entry requirementsFrom 21st May 2022, entry rules to Spain have changed, allowing UK citizens to enter without the need to have had a Covid-19 vaccination. An negative PCR test result taken no more than 72hrs before departure, or a negative antigen test result taken in the 24 hours prior to departure will now be accepted. Proof of recovery certificates will also be valid for 180 days from the date of a positive test.

Under 12s are exempt from submitting any type of certificate.

If you have had a Covid-19 vaccination, at least 14 days must have passed since being fully vaccinated (with both doses of a 2-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine) before arrival in Spain. Your date(s) of vaccination must be specified and your final dose must have been administered within 270 days prior to travel to Spain. If you completed your vaccination (with both doses of a 2-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine) more than 270 days prior to travel to Spain, you must be able to show proof of having received a booster jab. There is no requirement for 14 days to have passed between receiving your booster jab and entering Spain. Booster jabs can be administered at any time prior to travel to Spain. There is currently no expiry date for booster jabs.

Find full details on these changes through the Government website here >>

Change to Greece entry requirements: From 1st May 2022 there are no requirements to enter Greece. There is no need to show a vaccine certificate, proof of a negative test or a certificate of recovery. Greece is the word!

Find full details on these changes through the Government website here >>

Change to France entry requirements: If you are 18+ and fully vaccinated you can enter with proof of vaccination. If you had a second dose of a vaccine more than 9 months ago, you will be required to have had a booster jab.

If you are 18+ and not fully vaccinated, you must complete take a PCR test no more than 72hrs prior to arrival (negative result needed)

Those aged 12 to 17 who are not vaccinated but travelling with a fully vaccinated adult(s), must take a PCR test no more than 72hrs prior to arrival (negative result needed)

Those aged 12 to 17 who are fully vaccinated will need to prove vaccination status as per an adult

Those aged 0-11 do not need to be vaccinated or take a pre-arrival test

Find full details on these changes through the Government website here >>

Change to Malta entry requirementsIf you are fully vaccinated you can enter Malta with proof of full vaccination (the last dose must have been administered 14 days or more before travel)

From Monday 11th April, if you are not fully vaccinated - anyone aged 6 years old and over can enter Malta with a negative PCR test taken no more than 72hr prior to travel. A Covid Recovery Certificate will also be accepted if you've had Covid within the past 6 months. For those aged under 5 years old there are no travel restrictions. 

Find full details on these changes through the Government website here >>

Change to UAE (including Dubai) entry requirements:  Those who are fully vaccinated, and have proof of this, will no longer be required to prove a negative Covid-19 test to gain entry. Those who are not fully vaccinated (including over 12 years old) can still travel but will be required to show a negative PCR test result taken within 48hrs of departure. Under 12s are exempt from testing. 

Find full details on these changes through the Government website here >>

Change to Tunisia entry requirements: From 15th February those who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to undertake any pre-departure testing to enter Tunisia. Those who are not vaccinated and aged 6 years and over must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 48hrs before travel, or a lateral flow test taken no more than 24hrs before travel.

Find full details on these changes through the Government website here >>

Change to Portugal entry requirements: those who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to undertake any pre-departure testing to enter Portugal. Any one who has been fully vaccinated for more than 270 days (9 months) will need to have received a booster vaccination. Those not fully vaccinated, including children 12 years old and over will need proof of a negative Covid test to travel - this can be a PCR test (72 hours before travel) or rapid flow antigen test (48 hours before travel). Children under 12 years old are exempt from all entry requirements.

Find full details on these changes through the Government website here >>

To find out if you qualify as fully vaccinated, check out full details on the Government website here>>

Please check all entry requirements prior to travel. It is your responsibility to know these and adhere to all requirements.

Returning Home To the UK

Great news! As of the 18th March 2022, when returning to the UK you no longer need to complete a Passenger Locator Form! Plus, pre-departure tests taken whilst on holiday have been scrapped for everyone! 

Arranging Tests for Travel via Approved Providers

Should you need to purchase testing to adhere to your countries entry requirements, you can purchase tests on our website using one of our partners.

We’ve partnered up with approved providers so you can purchase tests on our website and save on costs using our discount codes! To find out more, click here >> 

Getting Proof of Vaccination Status

You can get a digital pass via the NHS App or online using the NHS COVID Pass Service.

Alternatively, you can request a paper COVID Pass letter online or over the phone by calling 119. 

More details can be found by clicking here >>

Keeping Up-to-Date with Destination Entry Requirements

It is vital you know, understand, and adhere to the specific entry requirements for the destination you are visiting.

To find out what you need to know before you go visit either:

  1. The FCDO website by clicking here >>
  2. Use our handy tool by clicking here >>

How We’re Managing Your Holidays

Due to the simplifying of the rules, you can get away on your well-deserved holiday with ease.

Should you wish to make any changes, please call our Customer Service team to discuss your options. Alternatively, you can raise a Customer Service Request using the Manage Your Booking section of the website.

Information on Travel Insurance

We recommend taking out Travel Insurance with appropriate cover for the destination you’re traveling to, and all of the holiday elements booked.

Remember to make sure everyone you’re travelling with also has suitable cover. Check out Travel Insurance with added Covid Protection by clicking here >>