Holiday Time Is Here Today, or Sun, Sea, and Sandcastles – Part Two

International Travel is now back again and it is much easier for people to travel abroad from the UK, now that some of the restrictions have been made much easier. While the pandemic continued to rage across the world, the travel rules have been constantly changed, and this has made it difficult for people to even actually know whether they could possibly travel to particular destinations. They might have made a plan to visit Spain for two weeks, and then they might have found they could not even travel there for one reason or another.

Therefore, if you wish to travel abroad to a foreign country, for example in the middle of August, you will need to be aware of the different rules and restrictions when travelling. One new travel rule you will need to know, is that if you are arriving into the UK, or if you are returning from a holiday somewhere abroad and are coming back to the UK, you do not now need to take a Day Two test, as long as you are fully vaccinated. Another new travel rule is that Passenger Locator Forms are still in place, but Mr Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, has said there are plans for it to be removed.

FRANCE

If you are fully vaccinated, and you are going to be travelling from the UK to France, you do not need to test, but you must be able to present proof of your vaccination. You will also need to be able to present a completed sworn statement which officially certifies that you do not currently have any Covid-19 symptoms, and that you have not been in contact with a Covid-19 case in the last two weeks.

A Rural View Of France

If you are not fully vaccinated, then you will need to be able to present your evidence of essential travel, as well as evidence of a negative PCR test which you have taken within the 72 hours before arriving in France, or an antigen test taken within 48 hours before you have arrived.

ITALY

If you are going to travel to Italy, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form before you arrive there.

If you are fully vaccinated, you must show proof of your vaccination. You will also need to provide evidence of a negative PCR test which you have taken within the 72 hours before entering Italy, or a Covid-19 recovery certificate from the past six months stating that you are now fully recovered.

Trees In Italy

If, however, you are not able to provide any of these things, then you will have to travel to your final destination using private transport. When you have arrived there, you will need to self-isolate for five days. You will then need to notify the Prevention Department of the local health authority, and take another test at the end of the self-isolation period. You will be able to leave the self-isolation if the test is negative.

PORTUGAL

If you are fully vaccinated, and you are going to be travelling from the UK to mainland Portugal and the Azores, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form before your arrival there.

If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to test.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to show proof of a negative PCR test which you have taken no more than 72 hours before entering Portugal and the Azores, or a negative rapid lateral flow test which you have taken no more than 24 hours before your arrival.

USA

Nearly all fully vaccinated people can travel to and enter the USA. Therefore, before you actually board a flight to go there, regardless of your vaccination status, you will need to show a negative Covid-19 test result which you have taken no more than one day before you travel. Your final vaccine dose must have been given to you at least 14 days before you travel.

All air passengers to the USA are required to give contact information to their airlines before actually boarding the aircraft, and therefore you should contact your airline about this some time before you travel.

A Farm In Vermont, USA

You are also recommended to take a viral test within three to five days of your arrival in the USA, but this requirement is not mandatory.

The only people who can enter the USA if they are unvaccinated, are those with an exception, US citizens, US nationals, and US lawful permanent residents.

CANADA

Canada has now eased some entry requirements for fully vaccinated people.

If you are fully vaccinated, you will no longer need a molecular Covid-19 test to enter Canada. Therefore, if you are fully vaccinated, then you will need either a negative rapid antigen test which you have taken no more than one day before you travel, or a molecular Covid-19 test within 72 hours of your departing flight.

View Of The Rocky Mountains, Canada

Wherever you are hoping to be able to travel, may we wish you a very happy holiday. Just please remember all the rules and regulations of the country where you are taking your holiday.

If you wish to know more about hypnosis, and about how hypnosis can help with any worries or travel anxiety, please feel free to contact us on 07904 605344.

Hypnosis for Travel Anxiety

If you are going to be travelling in the near future, and maybe you have found that you are becoming increasingly anxious about being on a plane for hour and hours, or you are worrying about all the stressful issues that might arise when you are travelling, especially perhaps if you are going to be travelling on your own, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07904 605344 because we can then have a friendly chat about how hypnosis helps with anxiety, especially with regard to travel. And please feel free to contact us also, if you would like to know more about hypnosis and how hypnosis works generally.