Covid-19 Information

In response to the numerous queries and questions that surround the travel industry and future plans, welcome to our Covid-19 Information Page.

Covid-19 has potentially changed the way that many of us live, love, work and play – forever.  The world is divided, many yearn to return to life pre-Covid whilst others prefer the flexible approach to life that has been forced upon us.  Human beings will always adapt, what is important is that the organisations and companies that they work in adapt with them.

We have been spending this Pandemic consulting with our clients and helping them to realise the golden opportunity that is now presented before them, something that pre-Covid was nearly unobtainable, but as we emerge from our lock-down and can move more freely again, what will be absolutely essential is; a travel programme that is efficient, controlled, understood and valued by all employees.  A programme that reflects the companies culture and promotes wellbeing and sustainability, respecting ourselves and our planet.

We have designed a 5 Step Guide to considering travel post – Covid.  To download a copy, please contact us here.

1. Health and safety
Question 1: Have you ever evaluated your travellers mental and physical health pre and post-trip?
Question 2: What measures are you using to ensure that travel suppliers hygiene standards are ready post-covid?

2. Understanding essential travel in your organisation
Question 1: Do you know how your employees feel about travelling for work?
Question 2: Do your employees know the difference between business critical and normal travel for work?

3. Travel policy reviews and updates
Question 1: Do your employees know where to find and how to use their travel policy?
Question 2: What changes should you make to your travel policy to encompass what the Pandemic has taught us?

4. Sustainability and traveller wellbeing
Question 1: How do you currently measure your employees wellbeing?
Question 2: How do you combine your sustainability objectives with your travel program?

5. Traveller Risk vs Return On Investment
Question 1: How do you currently advise your travellers about country-specific information?
Question 2: How do you protect vulnerable travellers?

For more information please visit our consultancy page.

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Test to release scheme

The Test to Release for International Travel scheme starts on 15 December. Under the scheme people returning to England who need to self-isolate will be able to take a COVID test with a private test provider to see if they can end their self-isolation early.

All travel corridors for people arriving in England are suspended.

Day 2 and day 8 testing for international arrivals

All international arrivals to England must quarantine for 10 days, unless they have a job that qualifies for an exemption.

All international arrivals in quarantine are required to take a test on or before day 2 (of their quarantine period), for variant surveillance, and a test on or after day 8 (of their quarantine period).

From 26 April, private providers may provide tests for day 2 and day 8 testing for international arrivals who have been in or transited through a ‘red list’ country in the 10 days before their arrival.

Travel bans to the UK

If you have been in or through any of the countries listed below in the last 10 days, you will be refused entry to the UK. This list of countries is sometimes referred to as the ‘red list’.

British and Irish Nationals, or third country nationals with residence rights in the UK will be able to enter the UK. They must self-isolate for 10 days on arrival along with their household. They cannot use the Test to Release scheme.

Cape Verde  
Congo (Democratic Republic)  
French Guiana  
MaldivesMoved to the red list 4am, Wednesday 12 May. If you arrive in England after then, you need to follow the red list rules. 
NepalMoved to the red list 4am, Wednesday 12 May. If you arrive in England after then, you need to follow the red list rules. 
South Africa  
TurkeyMoved to the red list 4am, Wednesday 12 May. If you arrive in England after then, you need to follow the red list rules. 
United Arab Emirates (UAE)  

Please note: Information and Links change regularly.  We are updating this information every 24 hours.  If you try a link and it doesn’t work please let us know here.