Covid / Quarantine-Free Travel

Luxury Travel in 2021

The luxury travel landscape has been constantly shifting for the past 18 months. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FCO advice has changed almost from one day to the next. You can find their latest updates here, and below are the latest red, amber and green list destinations as featured by IAB Travel. It is important to note that you must follow the rules even if you have been vaccinated.

Last updated 01 September 2021.

Red

In the 3 days before travelling to England you must take a COVID-19 test. You must also book a quarantine hotel package with 2 COVID-19 tests and complete a passenger locator form.

Upon arrival in England you must quarantine in a managed hotel with 2 COVID-19 tests.

IAB Travel Red list destinations

Maldives | Mexico | Oman | Seychelles | Thailand | Turkey

Amber

Before and after travel rules:

Three days before travelling to England you must take a COVID-19 test, book and pay for COVID-19 tests (taken after arrival in England) and complete a passenger locator form (all to be done whether fully vaccinated or not).

On arrival in England:

If fully vaccinated, you must take a COVID-19 test on / before day 2.

If not fully vaccinated, you must quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days, taking a COVID-19 test on / before day 2 and on / after day 8.

IAB Travel Amber list destinations

Bahamas | British Virgin Islands | Cyprus | France | Greece & Islands | India | Italy | Malaysia | Mauritius | Morocco | Portugal | Spain, The Canary Islands & The Balearic Islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca) | St Barths | St Lucia | UAE (Abu Dhabi & Dubai) | USA

Green

Before travel to the UK you must take a COVID-19 test (to be taken in the 3 days before you travel) plus book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test (to then be taken after arrival). You must also complete a passenger locator form.

Upon arrival in the UK, you must take a COVID-19 test on / before day 2 after you have arrived. You do not need to quarantine unless your test result is positive but you may need to quarantine if informed that you have travelled with someone who has tested positive by NHS Test & Trace.

IAB Travel Green list destinations

Antigua* | Barbados* | Bermuda* | Hong Kong | Madeira* | Singapore | Turks and Caicos*

*At risk of moving to amber

You can view the full lists here.

Here at IAB Travel, we have stayed positive that travel will return. It has taken far longer than we might have hoped, but it is coming. We are confident that luxury holidays 2022 are going to be the number 1 aspiration for many of us. As such, we will put together some very special luxury holiday packages alongside our most trusted and popular travel partners.

Like us, they all take your health and safety very seriously indeed. Next summer will be a huge one for the travel industry. It is going to be very interesting to see how everything unfolds. We know that sanitation will play an even bigger role than it has in the past, and we also know that those involved in the fulfilment of UK traveller holiday experiences will need to go above and beyond.

Luckily, when you book with us you can rest assured that ‘above and beyond’ is exactly what we do, as it says in the name. Our ultra-personalised service will not only remain in place for 2021 but it will go deeper to meet with an increase in expectations; when you choose us, we’ll acknowledge the level of responsibility you are placing on our shoulders in a way that no other travel agent or tour operator will.

The last year has been one to forget for travel, then let’s join together to make sure that late 2021 and 2022 are times to remember – for travel, and for you.