Travel Is Beginning to Recover
Slowly but surely, we’re beginning to see the travel industry’s recovery as restrictions relax and planes take to the sky again. While some of us might not be quite ready to pack our swimsuits, sunhats and SPF, and head down the (plane) aisle, there are plenty looking to take advantage of the holiday deals after being cooped up for the last year and a half! Of course, nothing is simple in the post-lockdown era, you can’t just close your eyes, spin a globe, and hop on a plane to wherever you point your finger (although bring on the day when we can!) It’s still early days, but international travel is back on the cards, you just need to know where to go and when.
Where Do We Have Lounges Open in the UK?
We’re cautiously reopening in locations across the UK when the time is right, taking into consideration projected numbers of passengers expected to pass through the airports, which depends almost entirely upon the green, amber, or red list status of countries and territories. Take a look at our other blog which is regularly updated with our open lounge locations.
The Red, Amber & Green UK Travel List and Watch Lists at a Glance
Every three weeks, the Global Travel Taskforce review the red, amber, and green lists and announce the latest changes that will come into effect the following week. Here’s what they mean.
You shouldn’t go! Government advises against travel to red countries except in ‘extreme circumstances’. Arrivals will be subject to restrictions which include paying for a 10-day stay in a government managed quarantine hotel, pre-departure testing and mandatory PCR testing on day two and eight.
Still ok to go. Arrivals will need to quarantine for a period of 10 days and take a pre-departure test, as well as a PCR test on day two and day eight (unless you’ve had both vaccinations at least 2 weeks before you go - more on that shortly). There will be the option to take an additional test on day five to end self-isolation early.
Still good to go, as above, but these countries and territories are at risk of changing to amber or red at short notice (even before the next review).
Good to go! Arrivals will need to take a pre-departure test as well as a PCR test on or before day two of their arrival back into the UK – but will not need to quarantine on return (unless they receive a positive result) or take any additional tests.