Specific airport measures
Please note, that certain destinations and hotels will require you to adhere to local rules and restrictions in order to be permitted entry. Criteria could range from undertaking a COVID-19 test (often at your own expense), to self-monitoring via a regional track and trace app, to agreeing to a period of self-isolation if necessary.
Failure to comply could mean that you are refused admission unless – or until – you meet the necessary requirements.
As an On the Beach customer it is your individual responsibility to adhere to comply with local restrictions at all times. Further information relating to Covid-specific entry requirements and your obligations as a passenger can be found in our terms and conditions here.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 it is currently not possible to visit Abu Dhabi as a tourist from the UK.
All visitors to Antigua aged 12 years or older 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.
Visitors must stay at a prebooked hotel from the local government’s approved list of accommodation.
Travellers to Barbados must provide a negative PCR test result for Covid-19 on arrival at the airport. The test must be done 72 hours before arriving in Barbados. Failure to do so may result in you being denied entry to the country. The test will also be screened for validity by the local authority.
You will also need to fill out the online immigration form and upload the negative test results here. You must take a copy of the results to the airport.
You will then need to remain (with restricted movement) at one of these holding hotels or approved villas at your own expense - or a government facility free of charge – until you are tested again. This will take place 4-5 days after your initial test, and should mean that you only have to self-isolate for a maximum of 2 days after arrival. If you test positive you will be required to self-isolate.
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 4am (GMT) on 1st November 2020, travellers returning to the UK from Cyprus are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
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. Children under 12 years old do not need a test to travel.
The FCDO advises against all but non-essential travel to the Dominican Republic. Travellers to the Dominican Republic will need to complete this health form before departure.
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 or get tested on arrival in Dubai. Tests in Dubai are currently free of charge, but this is subject to change. This excludes children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability. If taking a test before you fly, it 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 or digital confirmation messages are not accepted. You may also need to undertake a second test upon arrival. If the result is positive you will be required to self-isolate. 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.
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. You can find the form here. All passengers must comply with all of the necessary preventive measures (use of masks and social distancing).
The FCO advise against travel to all parts of Greece except Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos and Corfu. You must self-isolate for a period of 14 days if you’re returning from Greece to England, Northern Island, Scotland or Wales (unless you are returning from Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos or Corfu).
Travellers to Italy must hand in this completed form on arrival. A negative COVID test is also required when you arrive in Italy from the UK. You’ll be asked to show evidence that you tested negative in a test administered in the 72 hours before your outbound flight.
The FCDO advises against all but non-essential travel to Jamaica. Prior to checking in for a flight to Jamaica, you must get authorisation to enter the country 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.
All travelers must complete a Public Health Travel Declaration Form as well as a Passenger Locator Form and present these upon arrival. People returning from Malta to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will have to isolate for 14 days.
Visitors to Malta from the UK must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. Failure to produce a test means you may be required to take a test in Malta and be subject to quarantine.
The FCDO advises against all but non-essential travel to Mexico.
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.
Please note that travel to Morocco is restricted unless you are a resident – or the immediate family of a resident (children, spouse or parents) - in Morocco. You will need to present a residency card as proof to enter the country.
Passengers must complete, print and sign this passenger health form to be presented on arrival in Morocco.
Passengers must also present negative PCR test results for Covid-19, taken no less than 72 hours prior to departure from the date the test was taken (not delivered).
All visitors to Portugal must complete an online passenger locator card before arriving.
Travellers from the UK will be subject to health screening at mainland Portugal airports. This includes temperature checks, and if your temperature is 38°C or over or you show signs of being unwell, you may be required to take a Covid-19 test and self-isolate at your accommodation until you receive a negative test result.
Visitors to Madeira and Porto Santo must complete and submit a traveller questionnaire between 12 and 48 hours before departure, and take a Covid-19 test 72 hours before you travel. For more information see the Visit Madeira website.
Visitors to the Azores must complete this passenger questionnaire and take a Covid-19 test 72 hours before departure, and be able to show the results - either printed or a digital copy - to the airline when you board.
Portugal is currently in a state of emergency so please note that the government can add restrictions when necessary. Measures may vary by region but generally include earlier closing times at shops, restaurants and bars (most municipalities allow bars and restaurants to open until 22:20), as well as curfews on travel between municipalities in place from 23:00-06:00 on weekdays, and 13:00-06:00 on weekends.
On 25 October 2020 a new Spanish national state of alarm was approved, which applies to all Spanish regions and islands except the Canaries. This means the following rules are in place:
- an obligatory curfew from 23:00-6:00, which may vary slightly by region
- reduced capacity in bars and restaurants
- social gatherings limited to maximums of 5-10 people, depending on the region
- face coverings are mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to use it throughout your holiday
These rules may vary slightly by region and you should check the advice from the local authority of the region that you’re travelling to before you fly.
From 23 November 2020, all passengers (including children) travelling from a ‘high risk’ country (which includes the UK, and much of the EU) arriving in Spain (including the Spanish islands) must have tested negative for COVID-19 within no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in order to enter the country. You must self-isolate for 14 days on returning to the UK from all parts of Spain, except for the Canary Islands
Travellers to Spain must also fill out and sign a Health Control form 48 hours before travel, including contact information, details of known exposure to Covid-19 and confirmation that you can provide evidence of a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. This can be obtained from the Spain Health Travel website or the SPTH app.
Upon arrival in Spain, visitors will also have their temperature checked and anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 will undergo further tests at the airport and may be denied entry, whether they have tested negative or not. As an On the Beach customer it is your individual responsibility to arrange the COVID-19 test before you travel. Further information relating to Covid-specific entry requirements and your obligations as a passenger can be found in our terms and conditions.
All travellers to St. Lucia aged 5 and over must present evidence of a negative Covid-19 test result taken no more than 7 days before arriving on the island. Every visitor aged 18 or over must complete and submit a Travel Authorization Form – more information here. Travellers must also use face masks on transport around the island and in public places.
From 16th November, all visitors to Tunisia must show evidence of a negative Covid-19 test (RT-PCR), taken between 120 and 72 hours before travel. Children under 12 are exempt. Anyone showing symptoms or presenting a positive test will not be allowed to travel to Tunisia.
Further health checks may be required such as random rapid testing, and if you test positive then you’ll be required to self-isolate for 14 days in an approved quarantine centre or hotel at your own expense. The Tunisian Regional Health Service will check if your quarantine venue is suitable. A second PCR test can be requested on the 7th day of quarantine (at your own expense); if this is negative then you will no longer need to self-isolate. If you develop symptoms during your quarantine then the PCR test will be paid for by the Tunisian Authorities. You must comply with quarantine rules.
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. Travellers are also required to self-isolate for 14 days on returning to the UK from 4am on Saturday 3rd October.
British nationals currently cannot enter the USA.