6 countries to travel to without self isolating upon your return to the UK

Let’s face it, our summer holidays didn’t go exactly as planned. Most of us saw a lot less sun and did a lot more camping in our backyard… But hey, maybe it unveiled the Mike Horn in you!

COVID-19 changed the way we travel. Chances are your summer holiday destination this year wasn’t very exotic. Since the British government put in place a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone entering the UK, residents are a little frisky at the idea of going someplace sunny. Thankfully, there are always exceptions to the rule.

If you can manage to get away–safely–take a look at the newly updated list of places you can travel to without self isolating upon your return to the UK.

Countries to travel to without self isolating upon return

There are 67 countries exempt from England’s travel quarantine list, published on the British government’s official website. Countries can be added or removed from the list at any moment. Make sure to stay up to date and check the list before travelling.

Whether you’re looking to bask in the sun, indulge in amazing food and culture or have an adventure, there is a destination for every type of traveller.

Here are our favourite ones:

  1. Cuba
  2. Greece
  3. Ireland
  4. Italy
  5. Denmark
  6. Portugal

What are travel corridors?

If you’ve travelled in the past few weeks, chances are you had to self isolate for 14 days upon your return home. A quick weekend getaway to Paris could now cost you 14 days at home, binging the latest Netflix releases. These new regulations have got you thinking twice about travelling, we bet.

Thankfully,67 countriesare exempt from England’s quarantine. These countries are called 'travel corridors.'

Travel corridors are countries, territories and regions that UK residents can travel to safely without self isolating upon their return.

Should you travel outside of the UK?

Although you are allowed to travel outside of the UK, the government advises its residents against it.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) continues to advise against non-essential international travel.

If you do travel, you must comply with coronavirus requirements in the country you are visiting. Furthermore, upon arrival in the UK, you must 'show proof of a completed passenger locator form at the UK border,' even if you travelled to a country on the list of places exempt from quarantine, states the official government website.

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