When can I go on vacation? Latest advice on travel abroad and in the UK


Who needs to go to a quarantine hotel?

Arrivals from 33 countries traveling to England must be placed in a mandatory ten-day quarantine in a government-approved hotel. The 33 hotel quarantine countries are: South Africa, DRC, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola, Mauritius, Seychelles, Portugal, Panama, Cape Verde, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, United Arab Emirates, Burundi, Rwanda.

How much does quarantine cost at the hotel?

The hotel quarantine costs £ 1,750 for a single person, which includes hotel, transport and testing on days two and eight. For an adult or additional child over 12 the cost is £ 650, or for a child aged 5-12 £ 325. There is no charge for children under five. Those who are already receiving income-related benefits can apply for a deferred payment plan.

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Anyone who tries to avoid the hotel quarantine will face a fine of up to £ 10,000, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.

Could a vaccine make my vacation possible?

The idea of ​​“vaccine passports” has been adopted by some countries, such as Seychelles, Hungary, Romania and Cyprus, eager to welcome vacationers back as soon as possible. Israel and Greece have agreed to open a two-way travel corridor for vaccinated tourists in a bid to regenerate their struggling economies.

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It’s possible that anyone traveling abroad in 2021 will need a vaccination certification to do so. Here is an overview of the countries that are already rolling out vaccination certificates.

Where could we travel this summer?

It is likely that some form of travel corridor system will come into effect to restart international travel in 2021. Based on data regarding vaccinations, case numbers, lockdown restrictions and previous travel rules, Telegraph Travel has identified five countries most likely to be on a ‘green list’ this summer.

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