Latest World Health Organisation information
The latest World Health Organisation guidance can be found online at their specific Coronavirus Pandemic site which can be accessed here - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Important Information - Requirements from 8 June to Enter the UK
From 8 June, there will be new rules in place for entering the UK if travelling from overseas, with the exception of the Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man or Channel Islands because of coronavirus (COVID-19). The rules are for residents and visitors.
When these rules are in place, travellers will:
- need to provide their journey and contact details when they travel to the UK
- not be allowed to leave the place they're staying in for the first 14 days they're in the UK except in very limited situations (known as ‘self-isolating’)
More information is available by clicking here
Latest Overseas Travel Advice
As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. It’s vitally important that any travellers check the latest information for the country that they plan to visit before confirming their booking, and re-check before travelling to ensure that they are aware of any changes made to entry requirements and restrictions.
Overall FCO advice - https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
You can access the latest FCO advice for specific countries via this site or for ease we have listed the top ten countries visited for business travel below:
General Traveller Advice
- Maintain good hand and personal hygiene
- Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
- Dispose of any tissues in a bin
- Ensure eggs and meat are thoroughly cooked
- Minimise contact with anyone showing signs of respiratory illness
- Wear masks when necessary
- Observe social distancing advice and keep at least 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people.
- Latest UK advice for social distancing - https://t2m.io/5qA3R9f4
Many airlines are adjusting their schedules to reflect the changing demand on global travel as a result of the outbreak. Where we are made aware of specific cancellations / schedule changes we will make contact with affected bookers/travellers.
The UK government have introduced a new Covid Alert System with five levels to inform public guidance. UK travel suppliers are closely monitoring this guidance and introducing new measures to provide additional traveller and guest assurances.
Many hotels in the UK are following government advice and are currently completely closed, with a portion of hotels remaining open for key workers. Where we are notified of specific closures in advance we will of course endeavour to let guests know.
What should I do if I have recently returned from an overseas affected country?
Travellers are advised to follow the stay at home guidance issued by UK authorities, however if showing symptoms of Coronavirus to contact the NHS’ 111 Coronavirus service - https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?
The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:
- Difficulty in breathing
Further information available here - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/