The International Travel Rules For UK Residents Wishing To Travel Abroad

As you are no doubt aware, international travel for non-essential purposes has been made illegal since the beginning of the third lockdown.

Holidays Are Here Again.

Most people really enjoy going on a wonderful holiday trip abroad. It is doing something completely different, and it disconnects them from their usual everyday humdrum lives. They have a complete break from everything, such as cooking lots of meals, laundering their clothing, or doing loads of housework. A holiday abroad gives them a totally different environment, and it gives them the chance to recharge, refresh, and renew, and gather all their thoughts about everything. If they are interested in cooking, they might go abroad to taste the local food.

Many people choose to get away from it all by going on a cruise, sometimes for two or three weeks. Bearing in mind the new international travel rules from May 2021, they can choose any destination(s) they wish, or even travel on a round-the-world cruise. If they go on a cruise, they do not need to keep unpacking the suitcases. Cruises offer live entertainment on board ship, and tours on shore at ports of call. Passengers can do things on board that they can do at home, such as relaxing in the spa, going to the cinema, or even doing lots of wonderful shopping, because cruise ships always have fantastic sales.

If you are one of those people who are tired of hearing about nothing but Covid-19, and you are absolutely longing to travel long-haul, (or or even short-haul), you will be pleased to know that the current international travel rules are changing at 4 am on Monday, 17th May. From this date, international travel will be allowed to restart, governed by a new “traffic light system”. Countries have been allocated by government ministers according to the latest data, so quarantine and testing requirements on return from those countries are appropriate to the risk of coronavirus and variants of concern.

The UK Transport Secretary has confirmed that the current ban on international travel will end on Monday, 17th May. From this date, you will no longer have to complete a “Declaration To Travel Before Departure Abroad”, and there will no longer be a £5,000 fine for trying to make an illegal international leisure trip abroad. However, many of the restrictions will remain, and these include having to quarantine if you have just travelled to a country on the “red list”. This quarantine has to be completed in one of the special government-designated quarantine hotels in the UK for “red list” travellers. You must also check what further restrictions there are in the country you wish to travel to, because either their borders are completely closed, or they might not want to let people into their country from the UK.

A negative Covid-19 test will soon become the new normal for international travel, and so the details for the rules for each list are given here:-

If you are travelling to a destination on the “green” list, which includes popular countries like Portugal, you will need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test before you travel back to the UK. You will also need to book and pay for another Covid-19 test which you must take on Day Two of your arrival back in the UK, and you will not need to quarantine if both of the Covid-19 tests have proved negative.

If you are travelling to a destination on the “amber list”, you will need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test before you travel back to the UK. You will also need to book and pay for another two Covid-19 tests because you will be self-isolating at home for 10 days. You will need to take a second Covid-19 test on Day Two of your self-isolation, and a third Covid-19 test on Day Eight of your self-isolation. Because you are self-isolating, and not being held in quarantine, you can also book and pay for an “early release” Covid-19 test which you will need to take on Day Five if you wish to be released early from your self-isolation. All three Covid-19 tests must have proved negative.

However, if you are travelling to a destination on the “red list”, will need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test before you travel back to the UK. The difference is, that you will be required to book and pre-pay the sum of £1,750 for being held in quarantine for 10 days, when you have travelled back to the UK, in one of the special government-designated quarantine hotels. You will also need to take a second Covid-19 test on Day Two of your quarantine, and a third Covid-19 test on Day Eight of your quarantine. All three Covid-19 tests must have proved negative.

The List of 12 Countries on the “Green List” (From 4 am On 17th May 2021):-

AUSTRALIA; BRUNEI; FALKLAND ISLANDS; FAROE ISLANDS; GIBRALTAR; ICELAND; ISRAEL (AND JERUSALEM); NEW ZEALAND; PORTUGAL (INCLUDING THE AZORES AND MADEIRA); SINGAPORE; SOUTH GEORGIA AND SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS; ST HELENA, TRISTAN DA CUNHA, ASCENSION ISLAND

12 Popular Countries on the “Amber List”:-

AFGHANISTAN; AUSTRIA; AZERBAIJAN; BELGIUM; CANADA; CHINA; DENMARK; FRANCE; HONG KONG; JAPAN; SPAIN; UNITED STATES (USA)

12 Popular Countries on the “Red List”:-

ARGENTINA; BANGLADESH; CHILE; INDIA; MALDIVES; NEPAL; PAKISTAN; PHILIPPINES; SOUTH AFRICA; TURKEY; UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE); VENEZUELA.

Hypnosis for Travel Anxiety

Hypnosis is a safe, natural, relaxing and highly effective way to treat anxiety about travelling, including a fear of flying. If you have always been afraid of flying, for example, then this fear will be deeply embedded in your subconscious mind. You now want to travel, and you want to be able to get on a plane without shivering and shaking, and enjoy your ten-hour flight like everybody else seems able to. If you go and see a hypnotist, they will give you a hypnosis session to completely banish this fear. The hypnotist will place you in an extremely relaxed hypnotic state, where they will be able to access your subconscious mind and speak to it directly. They will then find out what causes you to suffer from travel anxiety and your fear of flying, and they will accordingly give your subconscious mind a new set of instructions to follow. As a result of the hypnosis session, when the time comes for you to go on your holiday, you will find yourself sitting very comfortably and happily in the departure lounge at the airport without any anxiety, fear, or panicky feelings whatsoever. You will find yourself calmly boarding the plane, and thoroughly enjoying the flight, and when you get to your destination you will be able to completely relax and enjoy your holiday.

If you want to know more about hypnosis, or about how hypnosis works, give us a call on 07904 305644. Any enquiries regarding Covid-19 will be helped for free.