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Travel Advice

Find the latest travel advice and entry requirements for our destinations.

Destination Travel Advice

PAGE UPDATED:  1 July 2022

As travel begins to return to some sort of normality, each destination we feature has set their own travel regulations. Here you will find the latest destination specific entry requirements and travel protocols.

Travel regulations are constantly changing. It is the responsibility of the traveller to ensure they have the correct documentation, tests and insurance for both travel to their destination and returning to the UK. For foreign travel advice see the FCDO.

MAURITIUS

Borders Open

Destination Entry Requirements:

From 01 July 2022 Mauritius has relaxed its covid restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccintaed travellers.

  • Travel Insurance: We hihgly recommend your travel insurance includes COVID cover.
  • It is recommednded that passengers complete the All In One Form before departing to Mauritius. On board your flight to Mauritius you'll be required to complete two health declaration forms for your arrival.
  • You do not need to wear a face mask during your holiday. It is only mandatory in airports, during airport transfers and on public transport, plus in all public and private healthcare facilities, including hospitals and pharmacies. You risk being fined 2500 rupees if you are caught not wearing a mask.

Mauritius Government website: click here

FCDO advice Mauritius

MALDIVES

Borders Open

Destination Entry Requirements:

  • All travellers no longer require a negative PCR test before departing to the Maldives. You'll need to show proof of vaccination. We recommend you take a print copy in addition to the NHS App.
  • Some islands may require you to take a test on arrival.
  • Temperature checks and screening will occur on your arrival in Male.
  • Travel Insurance: Mandatory including COVID cover. We recommend taking a printed copy with you.
  • The Traveller Health Declaration (THD) form must be completed twice. 1) 72 hours prior to departure to the Maldives and, 2) before you depart the Maldives - click here

Government website: click here

FCDO advice Maldives

SEYCHELLES

Borders open

Destination Entry Requirements:

  • Fully vaccinated travellers no longer require a negative PCR test before departing to the Seychelles. We recommend taking proof of vaccination with you. 
  • Travel Insurance: Mandatory including COVID cover. We recommend taking a printed copy with you.
  • All travellers must complete the Seychelles Health Travel Authorisation form online before travelling. This must be complete before airline check-in. click here
  • Where recent past COVID-19 infection (between 2 to 12 weeks prior to travel), proof of infection and completion of isolation is required for exemption from pre-travel COVID-19 testing (uploaded during Travel Authorisation process).
  • Conditions for children up to the age of 17, will the same as their parents. 

Non vaccinated travellers must have a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure or a negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours before departure (children under 12 are exempt).  

Seychelles Government website: click here

FCDO advice Seychelles

DUBAI & RAS AL KHAIMAH

Borders Open

Passengers travelling to Dubai from all countries (GCC included) must fulfill one of the below requirements

  1. Present a valid vaccination certificate(s) reflecting that the passenger is fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and includes a QR code System; or
  2. Present a valid Negative Covid 19 Test certificate that should be based on a molecular diagnostic test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS COV 2 viral RNA, that is issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection and issued by an approved health service provider, with a QR code System; or
  3. Present a valid medical certificate issued by the relevant authorities that the passenger has recovered from Coronavirus SARS Cov 19 within a period of one 1 month from the date of recovery to the date of arrival, with a QR code System.
  • If requested, passengers must undergo a PCR test on arrival in Dubai and self quarantine until they receive a negative result. In the event the passenger tests positive, then they should follow the guidelines issued by the relevant Health Authority in the Emirate of Dubai.
  • Note that printed or digital PCR test certificates or vaccination certificates, are accepted in English or Arabic and must include a QR Code. SMS certificates are not accepted. COVID 19 PCR Test or Vaccination certificates in other languages are acceptable if they can be validated at the departure point. COVID 19 vaccination certificates without a QR code can be accepted for travel to Dubai as long as the vaccination certificate is issued by test centres/organisations recognised/approved by the national health authorities of the country.
  • For Transit Passenger(s), the rules and conditions for entry at the final destination will apply.
  • Travel Insurance: Mandatory including COVID cover. We recommend taking a printed copy with you.

Dubai Government Website: click here

Emirates Travel advice: click here

FCDO advice United Arab Emirates

ABU DHABI

Borders Open

Destination Entry Requirements:

  • Proof of Vaccination: Required. We recommend you take a print copy in addition to the NHS App.
  • Travel Insurance: Mandatory including COVID cover. We recommend taking a printed copy with you.
  • All travellers must validate their vaccination status 48 hours prior to departure from the UK - ica.gov.ae/en/
  • On arrival in Abu Dhabi you will be given a Unified ID number to complete your registration on ica.gov.ae/en/
  • If you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need a negative PCR test before departing to Abu Dhabi. It is also no longer mandatory to take a PCR test upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport. However, to access Abu Dhabi's public places and tourist attractions you will need a negative PCR test to activate your Green Pass in the Al Hosn App. PCR tests at the airport cost AED40.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you must present a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of your arrival, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate. Your recovery certificate must be dated within 30 days of departure and have a QR code. Children under 12 are exempt.

Abu Dhabi Government Website: click here

FCDO advice United Arab Emirates

OMAN

Borders Open

Destination entry requirements: 

  • Present a COVID-19 vaccine certification containing QR code indicating that they have received at least two doses of the approved COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Have proof of travel/health insurance which covers at least 30 days of COVID-19 treatment
  • Purchase a tourist visa: click here
  • If you are travelling to Oman by road through Dubai, please also follow the entry requirements for Dubai .

If you are unvaccinated you must be able to provide proof of medical reasons preventing you from being vaccinated, otherwise you will not be permitted to enter Oman.

British nationals aged 18 and under are not required to show evidence of COVID-19 vaccine.

Approved COVID-19 vaccinations in Oman are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria and Covishield), Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen (Johnson and Johnson), Sinovac, Sinopharm, Sputnik V and Covaxin.

Government website: click here

FCDO advice Oman

MOROCCO

Borders Open

Destination entry Requirements:

  • To enter Morocco, passengers are required to have had three vaccine doses (or have had their second vaccine dose within the previous four months) , OR proof of a negative PCR test result, with the sample having been taken within 72 hours before boarding.
  • Children under the age of 12 are exempt from these requirements.
  • A single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine counts as two doses.
  • Certificates of COVID-19 recovery are not accepted by the Moroccan authorities as an alternative to a negative PCR test result.
  • Travel Insurance: Mandatory including COVID cover. We recommend taking a printed copy with you.
  • All passengers are required to download, print and sign a passenger health form before arrival in Morocco.
  • Random rapid antigen tests will be conducted upon arrival for selected groups of passengers. Additional PCR tests may also be required after 48 hours of arrival for randomly selected passengers.

Government Website: click here

FCDO advice Morocco

RETURNING TO THE UK

  • You do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
  • You do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
  • You do not need to quarantine when you arrive

This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

Covid Travel Tests

While there are numerous testing suppliers listed on the government's website, we are a member of AITO, and they have secured small discounts with a few suppliers, but you may also have your own suggestions. For example, in person testing for departure PCR tests although more expensive, they may be more reliable than postal services. Details of these are, please note we have no affiliation with any of these companies so can not be held liable for any delays in the services they provide.

UK Government - Find a test provider for arriving into the UK

Randox- click here - for all tests use code: AITO43

CHB Medical - click here - use code: AITO20

C19testting - click here - use code: AITO10

Some airlines also have special deals with covid testing providers so it is worth looking at the options they may have available for you.

ExpressTest by Cignpost - book now