1. Every country has different entry requirements
For the past year one of the biggest disincentives to travel has been the British government’s fluctuating quarantine rules for returning holidaymakers. Ditching quarantine requirements for double-jabbed travellers returning from ‘amber list’ countries to England has effectively turned around 150 countries ‘green’.
But there’s a major catch. The question of who will let us in is another matter altogether. Before booking any trip, it’s crucial that you check the rules of the destination you’re hoping to travel to. Plenty of countries are still welcoming Brits with open arms (for now), but entry requirements vary and can change fast enough to give you whiplash.
Some destinations may require incoming Brits to show proof of vaccination through the NHS app. Others require a negative PCR or rapid antigen test within 72 hours of arrival. There may also be forms to fill in pre-arrival, and you could be subject to extra screening at your destination airport. Some countries on the ‘amber list’ still aren’t even letting any leisure travellers in. The FCDO website has all this information listed in excruciating detail, country by country.