Specific airport measures
Some destination airports may require you to follow specific protocols whilst travelling and upon arrival. Please refer to the destinations below to understand any guidance or measures that are in place to protect you and other passengers.
Please note that visitors to Abu Dhabi must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Visitors to Antigua may be subject to a Coronavirus test on arrival. You must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. The local authorities may instruct you to enter government-provided quarantine. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature and travel history checks, and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival must pay a fee of US$ 100 or local equivalent in cash.
Travellers to Barbados must provide a negative test result for Covid-19 on arrival at the airport. The UK falls into the ‘medium risk’ category, and so you will also have a mandatory second test on arrival, after which you will be monitored for seven days.
If a negative test result is not initially provided on arrival at the airport, a test will be done and you will be required to quarantine until you receive a negative test result; this can take up to 48 hours.
The FCO currently advises that travellers avoid non-essential travel to Bulgaria. Individuals entering or returning to the UK from this country will be required to follow additional UK border measures which includes self-isolation for 14 days.
On 20th August, the UK government removed Croatia from its list of exempt destinations, advising against all but essential travel. This means that anyone travelling to Croatia will need to quarantine for two weeks upon their return to the UK. Prior to travelling to Croatia, travellers must fill in this form.
Tourists can only enter Cuba on international charter flights arriving directly into these destinations: Cayo Coco, Cayo Cruz or Cayo Guillermo (served by Jardines del Rey Airport); Cayo Santa Maria (flying into Santa Clara airport), or Cayo Largo del Sur.
From 1 August 2020, travellers to Cyprus must provide a negative Covid-19 test, obtained within 72 hours before travel, on arrival. The test results can be in the form of an email or SMS but must include the date and time the test was taken and state the type of test, which must be PCR. Travellers must also fill in this form.
The FCO currently advises against all non-essential travel to the Dominican Republic. Anyone arriving in the Dominican Republic must provide evidence of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result, taken no more than 5 days prior to their arrival date. Dominican authorities will conduct PCR tests on arrival for all individuals who do not provide their own negative test result. Should an individual test positive or exhibit coronavirus symptoms, then they will be isolated in specially prepared centres.
From 1 August 2020 all passengers arriving in Dubai from any destination, including passengers connecting in Dubai, must complete this health declaration form and give it to the airline staff at check-in. The form will also be available at check-in.
Additionally, all passengers travelling to Dubai from any destination, including passengers connecting in Dubai, must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate to be allowed on the flight. This excludes children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability. The test must be taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure and the test result certificate should be presented at check-in. This must be a printed official certificate, SMS confirmation messages are not accepted. You may also need to undertake a second test upon arrival. The same test criteria applies to passengers travelling from Dubai to UK or Europe (or other mandated destinations), as you may be required to have an additional negative PCR COVID-19 test prior to leaving Dubai.
Passengers travelling to the UK from Dubai must self-isolate in their accommodation for 14 days upon arrival.
From 1 September, all persons (including those who hold Egyptian nationality) arriving from overseas, to any part of Egypt, will be required to present a negative PCR test certificate on arrival. If you are unable to obtain a PCR test 72 hours before travel, you can purchase one on arrival in Hurghada, Marsa Allam, Sharm el Sheikh or Taba for $30 per person and quarantine in your hotel until you get the test result. If the test is positive then you will remain in quarantine in your hotel.
The Egyptian authorities have advised that PCR tests must be conducted no more than 48 hours prior to arrival in all other regions. Children under the age of six, of all nationalities, are exempt from providing negative PCR test certificates. No other exemptions have been confirmed. COVID-19 entry requirements may change at short notice. You should check with your airline to confirm time frames for undertaking PCR tests and what proof of testing needs to be presented before you travel.
Travellers showing symptoms of Covid-19 infection during border health checks in France may be subject to quarantine or isolation, regardless of their nationality. People returning from France to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will have to isolate for 14 days.
Beginning July 1, 2020, all travellers are obliged to complete a form at least 24 hours before entering the country, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of your stay while in Greece. All passengers must comply with all of the necessary preventive measures (use of masks and social distancing). You must self-isolate for a period of 14 days if you are travelling from Greece to Scotland. If you're returning to Wales from the islands of Mykonos, Zante, Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos and Crete you are also required to self-isolate for 14 days. As of 04:00 on 09/09/2020, travellers returning to England from Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
You can find the form here.
Prior to checking in for a flight to Jamaica, you must get authorisation to enter from the Visit Jamaica website. All travellers arriving in Jamaica will be tested for Covid-19 and screened for symptoms at the airport.
For all travellers returning to the UK from Jamaica there will be a mandatory 14-day quarantine period.
Madeira & Azores
As of July 1, 2020, travelers arriving to the airports of Madeira and Porto Santo must complete the Regional Health Authority’s (IASAÚDE) form prior to arrival, provide proof of having performed a PCR Test 72 hr prior or have a test done at the airport (at no cost to the passenger), be subject to thermal screening whilst at the airport. You must self-isolate for a period of 14 days if you are travelling from Madeira & Azores to Scotland from the 5th of September.
The IASAÚDE form can be found here.
Mexico is not currently on the UK's approved list of travel destinations.
The FCO currently advises against travel to Montenegro, but UK residents travelling from the UK can currently enter this country without restrictions. If you’re eligible to enter Montenegro, you may need to self-isolate for a period of 14 days, or go into quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, at the direction of sanitary inspectors.
British nationals living in Morocco, as well as their families, will be allowed to enter Morocco, but the borders will not be open for tourism If you’re eligible to enter, you will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days, sign a statement and download the tracking app ‘Wiqaytna’.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to mainland Portugal. Additional requirements such as tests for Madeira and Porto Santo also remain in place. You must self-isolate for a period of 14 days if you are travelling from Portugal to Wales and Scotland from the 4th and 5th of September, respectively.
From 1 August 2020, passengers will need to present a QR code to be able to enter Spain. This can be obtained from the Spain Health Travel website or the SPTH app. The FCO currently advise against all non-essential travel to Spain - including the Balearic and Canary Islands - but many flights are still running. You may need to quarantine for 14 days when you return to the UK.
From 18 September 2020, residents and visitors of Ibiza can only enter or exit the areas of San Antonio (excluding the San Antonio Bay area) and Ibiza Town for work, school, doctors’ visits and other essential travel. Within the restricted areas, establishments such as bars and restaurants cannot close later than 22:00 and social gatherings can’t exceed 5 people if they are not from the same household. Gyms, sports centres, playgrounds, parks and gardens are also closed until further notice.
From 9th July, 2020, all travelers must complete a health declaration form and will need to provide evidence of a negative result from a PCR test, completed within 7 days of travel to St. Lucia.
You can find the form here.
The FCO currently advises against travel to Tunisia. Entry requirements to Tunisia vary depending on the prevalence of the epidemic in travellers’ country of residence. The UK has been classified as a “Green” country. This means that Tunisian authorities now permit individuals resident in the UK to travel to Tunisia with no requirement to take a test before departing or self-isolate on arrival.
Trinidad and Tobago’s international borders are closed. There are currently no commercial flight options available for travelling into or out of Trinidad and Tobago.
Prior to travelling to Turkey, travellers must fill in this form.
The FCO currently advise against all non-essential travel to the USA.