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Your Travel Checklist

Your Travel Checklist

Holidays are back and we can't wait to get you back to the beach. It's the return of cocktails sitting in a sun lounger. The return of floating around the pool on an inflatable animal. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Though things are improving, there are still a few things you need to be aware of. This is why we've put together a handy checklist for you to use when preparing to dash off to your next beach destination.

1. Check entry requirements of your destination

Entry requirements differ from destination to destination so to avoid any shock when travelling, check out the information on our destination updates page to know exactly what you need to do before you jet off on your jollies. This could include passenger locator forms, COVID-19 tests or vaccination status information. Make sure you meet the requirements for your destination or you may not get to sip on that ice-cold beer on the balcony after a day in the sun. Please refer to the FCDO page for the most up-to-date local requirements.

2. Check your passport's validity

Passports. You don't want to forget those but you also don't want to turn up to the airport ready for your trip away to be told your passport is invalid. It’s been a while, so dust them off and double-check they’re still in date.

You will require a valid passport to be able to travel, and many destinations will require between 3 and 6 months validity, so it is important to know when yours is in need of renewing. Check passport requirements for your chosen destination and make sure yours is OK to travel.

Since the UK left the European Union, the rules for anyone travelling to Europe from the UK have changed, and it's important that you know what is required of you:

  1. Your passport must have been issued within the last 10 years.
  2. You will need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months AFTER the date you intend to leave the country you are visiting.

These conditions are independent of each other. For example, you would be allowed to travel to Europe on 1 January 2022 with a passport that was issued on 2 January 2012, with an expiry date of 1 July 2022, and stay there until 31 March 2022.

Please be aware that passport renewals are taking longer than usual due to the increased demand for holidays. Don't get caught out and - if needed - make sure you've started the renewal process well in advance of your holiday.

3. Fill in the passenger locator form for your chosen destination

Some destinations require a passenger locator form or similar to be filled out during a certain time frame before you travel. Check your destination's entry requirements and see if this applies.

4. Manage your booking online

Keep up to date with your booking by logging into ‘My Bookings’ using your MYB reference and login. This is available on both mobile and desktop and all your relevant holiday info is accessible there.

5. Check-in online

To avoid the hassle of waiting in long check-in queues at the airport, check into your flight online and ensure your trip to the airport is an enjoyable experience.

6. Download boarding passes to your phone

Many airlines are no longer accepting paper tickets. Download your boarding passes to your phone and have them ready to scan when boarding.

7. Leave yourself plenty of time

Security measures, document checking and more can make getting through to the plane a liiiiitttle longer than usual. Get there early and you'll still have time for that pre-flight beer.

8. Prepare for returning to the UK

From 4am on 18/03/2022, all UK travel restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers have ended. This means you are no longer required to test, quarantine or fill out a Passenger Locator Form no matter which vaccination status you fit into. These measures apply to all persons (including England nationals and residents) arriving in England from outside the common travel area comprising the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. The British Overseas Territories are not in the common travel area. Public health requirements may vary depending upon in which nation of the UK you are staying.

Things to consider

  • Although rules regarding face coverings have been relaxed, many, countries, airlines and airports still require masks. It is recommended that you check your individual airlines and destinations requirements before you fly.
  • Contactless payments for ease, quickness and safety.

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