Festive travel suggestions for individuals contemplating abroad travel

Those planning to travel abroad during the holiday season should do some research before booking a trip, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises.

As travel and large-scale travel restrictions between November 5 and December 2 in England are being reversed by regional agencies, the FCDO is urging people to be aware of their local laws and the risks they may face if they decide to move abroad. Residents of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should see the laws that affect them.

The FCDO has provided five travel tips for people to read before deciding to go abroad:

  1. See travel restrictions that apply to you. If you live in the UK, there are a variety of restrictions available in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  2. Read FCDO’s overseas travel list, which includes information on foreign travel planning.

  3. Check the destination information for your destination. These pages include a lot of entries, reviews and exclusions that can affect your trip.

  4. Enter email for travel tips, to receive the latest updates of places you want to know.

  5. Get travel insurance and make sure you enjoy the bulk of its cover.

Nigel Adams, Minister of FCDO Travel Advice, said:

Coronavirus has changed the way we travel, meaning that it is more important than ever to consider the importance of going abroad and planning. Our staff has done everything they can to help the underprivileged British people, but the travelers also need to be involved.

Different states can bring new laws and restrictions without realizing the cause of the epidemic, which is why it is important for people to plan their travels and understand that disruption is possible.

In England from 2 December, people are allowed to go abroad, subject to any laws that may be issued on their destination. However, those in Phase 3 should refrain from leaving the area except for reasons such as employment, training or responsibility of care.

More and more international tours will continue to be guided by the entry route. People will be required to isolate themselves for 14 days if they arrive or have crossed a road or a non-walking walkway. All arrivals will be required to comply with local restrictions in the UK.

From December 15, 2020, riders arriving in England from countries not listed on the official list will have the opportunity to go for a Covid self-examination after five days of isolation, with negative consequences for their release on the need for isolation.

Passengers will be able to reserve tests from providers on the GOV.UK list before arriving in England. If she chooses to reserve the exam, she will need to state this on the pre-arrival form and then go home separately as usual. If he or she decides to enter as soon as he or she arrives, he or she will need to resubmit the board.

The FCDO continues to advise against sea voyages at this time. This is due to the ongoing epidemic and based on the most recent medical advice. These instructions are reviewed continuously.

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