THERE is only one nation left open to Brits to go on vacation when lockdown ends.
Holidaymakers can solely go to Gibraltar while not having to quarantine or have a unfavourable coronavirus take a look at to enter.
Earlier nations which have been open to Brits have been the Canary Islands, which is implementing a unfavourable PCR take a look at from November 14, and Greece, which launched the restrictions on Saturday.
International locations like Cyprus additionally had the unfavourable coronavirus take a look at in place, however was added to the quarantine checklist earlier than lockdown, together with the Maldives.
These can be expensive – they have to be completed privately, not on the NHS, and may value upwards of £200.
Now, solely Gibraltar is the vacation vacation spot of selection with out journey restrictions or quarantines.
The one necessities are a passenger locator kind which may be crammed in on the airport.
Non-UK arrivals must self-isolate for 5 days, with a take a look at on day one and day 5.
What are the restrictions for different vacation locations?
Whereas holidays overseas are banned till subsequent month, listed here are the restrictions in place when journeys can resume:
- Spain – Obligatory two week quarantine within the UK, solely Canary islands open to Brits (necessary unfavourable coronavirus take a look at wanted from November 14)
- Greece – Unfavorable coronavirus take a look at wanted from November 7
- Portugal – Obligatory two week quarantine within the UK, solely Azores and Madeira open to Brits (necessary unfavourable coronavirus exams required)
- Cyrus – Obligatory two week quarantine within the UK and necessary unfavourable coronavirus take a look at on arrival
- Turkey – Obligatory two week quarantine within the UK
Different widespread locations together with Portugal and Turkey are now not a simple vacation location, as they each require a two-week quarantine again within the UK.
Nevertheless, there’s hope that this may very well be diminished by the point lockdown is over, in line with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
The Transport Secretary beforehand mentioned the Taskforce would look to slash the quarantine to round every week, though the precise timescale has but to be introduced.
The brand new scheme will see passengers paying for a take a look at after they arrive within the UK, taken 4 or 5 days after arrival, and whether it is unfavourable, it removes the necessity for quarantine.
He mentioned whereas chatting with the Airport Operators Affiliation this morning: “I would like you to know that we’re making excellent progress on a take a look at to launch programme to launch, as soon as we’re out of this lockdown.”
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“This will consist of a single test for arrivals into the UK provided by the private sector, and at the cost to the passenger, allowing us a much reduced period of self isolation.”
UK travellers are not currently able to leave the country for a vacation, following the month-long lockdown in place till December 2.
Anybody caught breaking the rules will likely be fined £200, with fines doubling per offence as much as £6,400.