The UK Government's Global Travel Taskforce have set out a framework to safely reopen international travel, based on a traffic light system.
The traffic light system, which will categorise countries based on risk alongside the restrictions required for travel, will be set up to protect the public and the vaccine rollout from international COVID-19 variants.
Restrictions for inbound passengers, such as 10-day managed quarantine, home quarantine, and stringent testing will remain in place - but will apply to people differently depending on whether the destination visited is categorised as ‘green’, ‘amber’ or ‘red’.
Green: arrivals will need to take a pre-departure test as well as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on or before day 2 of their arrival back into England - but will not need to quarantine on return (unless they receive a positive result) or take any additional tests, halving the cost of tests on their return from holiday
Amber: arrivals will need to quarantine for a period of 10 days and take a pre-departure test, and a PCR test on day 2 and day 8 with the option for Test to Release on day 5 to end self-isolation early
Red: arrivals will be subject to restrictions currently in place for ‘red list’ countries which include a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, pre-departure testing and PCR testing on day 2 and 8
We will resume running trips as and when it is both safe and fun to do so. Trips will only get the green light to go ahead if:
The minimum group size has been met.
There are no quarantine restrictions upon arrival in destination
This allows trips to run in Green countries and also Amber listed countries if quarantine is only required on the return to the UK. We will confirm if your trip can go ahead or not by 35 days before departure at the very latest. Once confirmed, if your trip is on the Amber list, requiring quarantine on return and you are not able to fulfil this requirement, please get in touch with our customer support team, who will give you the option of free date changes, exchanging your balance for credit, or you can opt for a full refund.
We will not be running trips to Red listed countries as we understand the cost and practicality of hotel quarantine is not possible for the vast majority of our adventurers.
We have more information regarding private Covid-19 Testing options here.