The most anticipated statement for holidaymakers this year, the Department For Transport has announced the list of countries with ‘travel corridors’. This allows British holidaymakers to travel abroad without the need to quarantine upon return to the UK.
Multiple popular European countries have made the grade such as Greece, Spain, Turkey and France while Caribbean islands make up much of the long-haul destinations alongside Mauritius, New Zealand and Japan.
The countries and territories in the list are exempt from the current Government guidelines of self-isolation for 14-days once returning to the UK. This applies to all modes of travel into England including by train, ferry, coach, air or any other route.
Travel Corridor FAQS
What is a travel corridor?
A travel corridor, also known as an air bridge, allows passengers to travel on certain routes to and from countries and territories with low COVID-19 infection rates without the need to self-isolate for 14-days when they return to the UK.
What countries and territories are on the travel corridor list?
Andorra; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Australia; Austria; Bahamas; Barbados; Belgium; Bermuda; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba; British Antarctic Territory; British Indian Ocean Territory; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; The Channel Islands; Croatia; Curacao; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Dominica; Estonia; Falkland Islands; Faroe Islands; Fiji; Finland; France; French Polynesia; Gibraltar; Germany; Greece; Greenland; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hong Kong; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; The Isle of Man; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Macau; Malta; Mauritius; Monaco; Netherlands; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Norway;Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands; Poland; Réunion; San Marino; Seychelles; Slovakia; Slovenia; South Korea; South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; St. Barthélemy; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Pierre and Miquelon; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Switzerland; Taiwan; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; Turks and Caicos Islands; Vatican City; Vietnam.
What happens if I am travelling to a country that isn’t on the travel corridor list?
Upon return to the UK, you will be required to self-isolate for 14-days.
So, does this mean I can travel to Europe after 10th July and not quarantine after my holiday?
Yes, as long as the European country you are visiting is on the travel corridor list and you do not visit anywhere that is not on the list throughout your trip. If you do visit a country that is not on the list, even just for a day trip or as a stop over when travelling, you will then have to self-isolate for 14-days once home in the UK.
When does the travel corridor come into effect?
10th July 2020
How do I book a summer holiday to one of the travel corridor destinations?
Call our team of personal travel managers today on 0203 816 0985 or click here to submit an online enquiry.
To view the full list and more information on travel corridors, click here.
As of 25th July 2020, Spain has been removed from the travel corridor list. This means that those travelling to Spain, including its islands, must self-isolate for two-weeks upon return to the UK. The FCO is advising against all but essential travel to mainland Spain – this does not cover the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands because travel advice is based on the risk to the individual traveller and COVID-19 infection rates are lower there than mainland Spain.
If you have a holiday booked through Winged Boots to Spain that has been affected by this news, please contact your personal travel manager to discuss your options. Call the team on 0203 816 0985.