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TRAVEL INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) 

TRAVEL INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) 

Last updated 5th January 2022

Book With Confidence

We understand that due to coronavirus there is a level of uncertainty surrounding committing to your next holiday which is why Winged Boots has amended its booking terms and conditions to include an increased level of flexibility. This means you can book with confidence, safe in the knowledge that you can change your holiday should it not go ahead due to COVID-19.  

Click here to view our COVID-19 x Travel frequently asked questions.

TRAVEL UPDATE

From the 4.00am on the 14th December all countries have been removed from the Red List.

Travel Insurance

We advise that every customer travelling overseas has valid travel insurance provided by a trusted company.

Winged Boots has partnered with Rush Insurance, a specialist travel insurance intermediary, to provide comprehensive travel insurance that includes COVID-19 cover through Battleface or Allianz.

The two trusted insurers have multiple policies available with options that include cancellation cover, medical cover and repatriation across worldwide destinations – even those the FCDO is advising against all but essential travel to.

To discover more click the links below:
Allianz
Battleface
 

Booking Your COVID-19 Test To Travel Internationally

Winged Boots has a partnership with Randox Health and by using the code WINGED43 you will receive a discount on your at home PCR test kit. Tests cost approximately £43 per person, per test with this discount but bundle packages for 'amber travel' and 'green travel' are also available.
Click here to visit Randox Health’s website.

Winged Boots has a partnership with DocHQ to offer supervised antigen tests at a reduced rate.
Fit To Travel Supervised Antigen Tests are reduced from £35 to £18 per person.
England Day 2 Supervised Antigen Tests are reduced from £27.50 to £22.50 per person.
USA Day 3 Supervised Antigen Tests are reduced from £27.50 to £24.50 per person.
Please click here to visit DOC HQ’s website.

Alternatively, to arrange a home visit for your COVID-19 test you can use Covid-19 Private Test Ltd. This company visits you at your home and covers Essex, London, Surrey, Kent and Hertfordshire. It costs from £150 per person, per test and is suitable for test prior to departure only.
Same day result tests can also be booked where the results are guaranteed by midnight, and cost from £350 per person.
To book your appointment, click here.


Booking your COVID-19 test prior to travel is the responsibility of the passenger and Winged Boots will not take any responsibility for passengers who fail to do this. If a test result comes back positive before travel, Winged Boots will endeavor to protect the holiday and look into the best possible solutions such as change of travel dates, subject to availability. We recommend buying travel insurance that will cover any risks relating to COVID-19. Amending holidays due to a positive COVID-19 test is bound by supplier terms and conditions and may incur additional fees and charges.
 

Returning To The UK

PASSENGER LOCATOR FORM
Each passenger must fill out and complete this short online form within 48-hours of arriving into the UK. This includes both visitors and citizens, vaccinated and non-vaccinated. It also applies to those just transiting through the UK.
The information provided will be used to contact passengers if someone on your flight, ship or train tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). 
Click here to complete the form

COVID-19 PRE DEPARTURE TEST
You are only required to take a COVID-19 test to return to the UK if you are non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated.
From 4am, Friday 7th January, the need to show a negative COVID-19 test to enter the UK has been scrapped. All passengers must take a lateral flow test taken no later than two days after arriving in the UK. If the lateral flow test is positive, a PCR test is then required and usual COVID-19 isolation guidelines apply.

If you are non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated, when returning to the UK from a country NOT on the Red List you must:
• Take a pre-departure LFD or PCR test 2 days before departing for your journey to the UK. If your journey is a multi-leg journey, you must take the test in the 2 days before the start of the first leg.
• Book and pay for a Day 2 and Day 8 PCR test
• Complete a passenger locator form 48-hours prior to arrival
• Quarantine at home for 10 days
• Take a PCR test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantine

To discover more, click here.

RULES FOR TRAVELLING

From Monday 4th October, the Traffic Light System will be replaced with a single Red List.
The rules for travelling to countries NOT on the Red List - labelled as Rest Of The World - will depend on vaccination status.

FOR FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELLERS

If you are completely vaccinated for a minimum of 14 days prior to travelling overseas, when returning to the UK
from a country NOT on the Red List you must:
• Take a pre-departure LFD or PCR test 2 days before departing for your journey to the UK. If your journey is a multi-leg journey, you must take the test in the 2 days before the start of the first leg.
•  Book and pay for a Day 2 Covid-19 PCR test 
• Complete a passenger locator form 48-hours prior to arrival
• Take a Covid-19 PCR test on or before day 2 after your arrival in the UK
• Quarantine at home until you receive a negative result

You do not need to:
• Take a Day 8 Covid-19 test

You must be able to prove that you are fully vaccinated (plus 14 days) under an approved vaccination programme with a digital or paper document from a national or state-level public health body.

FOR NON-VACCINATED TRAVELLERS
If you are non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated, when returning to the UK from a country NOT on the Red List
you must:
• Take a pre-departure LFD or PCR test 2 days before departing for your journey to the UK. If your journey is a multi-leg journey, you must take the test in the 2 days before the start of the first leg.
• Book and pay for a Day 2 and Day 8 Covid-19 PCR test
• Complete a passenger locator form 48-hours prior to arrival
• Quarantine at home for 10 days
• Take a Covid-19 PCR test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantine

Quarantine can end early on day 5 with a negative result of an additional Covid-19 test under the Test To Release scheme.
To discover more on the Test To Release scheme, click here.

THE RED LIST
If any traveller - vaccinated or non-vaccinated - visits a country on the Red List in the 10 days prior to travelling to the UK, you must:
• Take a pre-departure test up to 72-hours before returning to the UK
• Book a quarantine hotel package including two Covid-19 PCR tests to be taken on Day 2 and 8 of self-isolation
• Complete a passenger locator form 48-hours prior to arrival
• Quarantine in a managed hotel for 10 days
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If British Nationals test positive for COVID-19 while abroad, the Government states that you should not travel and should follow the local guidance on self-isolation.

The Government has stated that all forms of PCR test would be accepted, as will other forms of COVID-19 test “with a >97% specificity and >80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies/ml”. This could include a nucleic acid test, including a PCR test or derivative technologies including LAMP tests. Alternatively, an antigen test such as a test from a lateral flow device.

Exemptions apply for children under 11 as well as flight, ferry and rail crew.

Failure to comply with this new test measure will result in an immediate fine of £500.

In addition to showing proof of a negative COVID-19 test certificate, all passengers must also must complete the Passenger Locator Form

To discover more on returning to England, click here.

The Test To Release Scheme and Business Traveller Exemption do not apply to red list countries.
To discover more on the Red List, click here.



Useful Links

To read our current COVID X Travel FAQs, click here.

For our UK customers, we strongly advise you monitor the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) for the latest travel advice. You can sign up for email updates on a country you're visiting, too. Click here for the latest travel advice.

If you're based in the US, to stay up to date with the latest US State Department Travel Advice click here.

Alternatively, to stay up to date with the World Health Organisation (WHO) click here.

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