We are Brexit ready! Click here!

Click here

Request a Call Back

Full Name: *

Company Name:

Email Address:

Telephone: *

Best time for us to call you *

Comments



Callback

International Travel Rules changed on 4th October 2021

19/10/2021

On 17th September 2021, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced a simplified international travel system.

The success of the UK’s vaccine programme - with more than 8 out of 10 adults vaccinated - has enabled the updated and clearer travel system, which will allow more people to travel and provide a much-needed boost for the travel industry.

From Monday, 4th October 2021, the rules for international travel to England will change from the current traffic light system to a single red list of countries. It will also include simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world.

For travel from countries and territories not on the red list, the rules will depend on your vaccination status.

Travel From the Rest of the World if You’re Fully Vaccinated

From this date, travellers won’'t need to take a pre-departure test (PDT) when travelling to England. And they won’t need to:

  • Take a day eight COVID-19 test
  • Quarantine for 10 days after their arrival

Travellers will still have to complete a passenger locator form and take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test two days after arrival. But the government aims to replace the PCR test with a cheaper and simpler lateral flow test later in October, in place for when people return from half-term breaks.

Travel From the Rest of the World if You’re Not Fully Vaccinated

Unvaccinated or partially-vaccinated travellers will still need a pre-departure test. And they’ll need to:

  • Complete a passenger locator form
  • Take a PCR test on days two and eight after arriving
  • Quarantine at home or the place they’re staying in for 10 days

Anyone who tests positive will need to isolate and take a PCR test. This will be genomically sequenced to help identify new variants.

Test to Release will remain an option for unvaccinated passengers who want to shorten quarantine.

Travel From Red Countries

Regardless of vaccination status, travellers can only return from red countries if they’re a UK or Irish national or a UK resident. They must:    

  • Take a COVID-19 test before departure and have proof of a negative result
  • Complete a passenger locator form
  • Self-isolate for 10 days in a quarantine hotel, booked and paid for in advance
The quarantine hotel cost for one adult in one room for 10 days (11 nights) is £2,285.

A Change to the Red List From 22nd September

Before the move to the new single red list on 4th October, the existing traffic light system is being reviewed. From 22nd September 2021, the following countries will be removed from the red list:

  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • Kenya
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • The Maldives
  • Turkey

Next Steps

The government expects to review their UK international travel policy early in the new year to provide further certainty for the spring and summer 2022 seasons.

For further assistance on this latest guidance and the latest information on travel insurance, please contact us.

This product is provided to Travel Insured by goodtogoinsurance.com who are appointed representatives of Ancile Insurance Group Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority – no.471641 By clicking the box at the foot of this page, you will be taken to our dedicated travel insurance site provided by goodtogoinsurance.com where you will be able to get a travel insurance quotation and view full policy information. The quotation you will obtain is provided on a non advised basis which means that no advice is given or implied and you are solely responsible for deciding whether the policy is suitable for your needs. Contact us if in doubt or if you require advice.

This insurance would meet the demands and needs of someone who wishes to insure their trip away from their home for cancellation costs, medical expenses and other specific risks required for that trip according to their individual circumstances..


If you experience any problems when using the site, contact us on 0845 850 1066.

I have read and understood the above detail

click here to obtain an online quote

This product is provided to Travel Insured by Ancile Insurance Group Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - no.471641. By clicking the box at the foot of this page, you will be taken to our dedicated travel insurance site provided by Ancile Insurance Group Ltd where you will be able to get a travel insurance quotation and view full policy information. The quotation you will obtain is provided on a non advised basis which means that no advice is given or implied and you are solely responsible for deciding whether the policy is suitable for your needs. Contact us if in doubt or if you require advice.

This insurance would meet the demands and needs of someone who wishes to insure their trip away from their home for cancellation costs, medical expenses and other specific risks required for that trip according to their individual circumstances..

If you experience any problems when using the site, contact us on 0845 850 1066.

I have read and understood the above detail.

click here to obtain an online quote

This product is provided to Travel Insured by Ace European Group Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority – no.202803. By clicking the box at the foot of this page, you will be taken to our dedicated business travel insurance site provided by Ace European Group Ltd where you will be able to get a travel insurance quotation and view full policy information. The quotation you will obtain is provided on a non advised basis which means that no advice is given or implied and you are solely responsible for deciding whether the policy is suitable for your needs. Contact us if in doubt or if you require advice.

This insurance would meet the demands and needs of a business which wishes to insure business trips away from the UK for cancellation costs, medical expenses and other specific risks required for that trip according to their individual circumstances..

If you experience any problems when using the site, contact
us on 0845 850 1066.

I have read and understood the above detail.

click here to obtain an online quote

Travel Insured is a trading style of Manor Insurance Services Ltd, registered office 2nd Floor 50 Fenchurch Street, London, England, EC3M 3JY Company registration number 4824667.
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority 303639

Cookies | Privacy | T&Cs