2021-02-25 11:54:46 | When can I go on holiday? Latest advice on travelling abroad and in the UK


Story by: Greg Dickinson The Telegraph

Who needs to go into a quarantine hotel?

Arrivals from 33 countries travelling into England must go into a mandatory ten-day quarantine in a Government-approved hotel. The 33 hotel quarantine countries are: South Africa, DRC, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola, Mauritius, Seychelles, Portugal, Panama, Cape Verde, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, UAE, Burundi, Rwanda.

How much does hotel quarantine cost? 

Hotel quarantine costs £1,750 for an individual travelling alone, which includes the hotel, transport and the tests on days two and eight. For an additional adult or child aged over 12, the cost is £650, or for a child aged between five and 12, £325. There is no charge for children under the age of five. Those already in receipt of income-related benefits can apply for a deferred payment plan.

Anyone who tries to avoid hotel quarantine will face a penalty of up to £10,000, said Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

Could a vaccine make my holiday possible?

The idea of ‘vaccine passports’ has been embraced by some countries, like the Seychelles, Hungary, Romania and Cyprus, keen to welcome back holidaymakers as soon as possible.  Israel and Greece have agreed to open a two-way travel corridor for vaccinated tourists in a bid to regenerate their struggling economies.

It is possible that anyone travelling overseas in 2021 will need to have vaccination certification to do so. Here is a look at the countries already rolling out vaccine certificates.

Where might we travel this summer?

It is likely that some form of travel corridors system will come into effect to reboot international travel in 2021. Based on data regarding vaccinations, case numbers, lockdown restrictions and previous travel rules, Telegraph Travel has identified five countries most likely to feature on a ‘green list’ this summer.

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Source References: The Telegraph

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