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Fewer obstacles to foreign travel, an easier ride for tourists

The government have finally relaxed the rules for re-entry into the UK which had been complicating arrangements for British holidaymakers returning home this summer from countries like Spain and Portugal.

From 9th January simpler rules apply which are much cheaper and easier to comply with.

For those travelling to Spain and Portugal, only proof of double vaccination is required at the border (and a Passenger Locator Form and short health form to be completed) and on the return to the UK, no test is required before arrival back here. A passenger locator form is still required to be completed before arrival in the UK but once back in the country, only a ‘Day 2’ Antigen (Lateral Flow) test is required with no requirement to self-isolate if the result is negative. Providing your tests show negative results, no expensive and lengthy PCR test is required. These are very positive steps towards facilitating overseas travel at last!

This minimises the amount of paperwork and expense required for people travelling to Spain and Portugal.

This rebalancing of our protocols for foreign travel has been long awaited and, for many of us, the government’s heavy-handed approach to international travel has held us back from enjoying the benefits of heading off to warmer and drier climates and different cultures, with all the attractions of diverse food, landscapes, architecture and lifestyle.

Our reservations team will be more than happy to discuss the current restrictions if you have any concerns, as well as any travel plans you would like to make.


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