Covid entry requirements around the world

I’m getting lots of questions at the moment about what the requirements are for Covid-19 PCR tests and checks. This information will be updated regularly, but always visit the relevant government information before travelling abroad.

Columbia

If travelling by air, visitors are not required to take a PCR test when entering Colombia.

However, between 24 to 1 hour before departure, you will need to fill out a ‘Check-Mig’ form which can be found on the Migración Colombia website,

You will need to present the confirmation email upon arriving in Colombia.

Colombia’s land and sea borders will remain closed until 1 December 2020.

Internal travel within Colombia is permitted.

Costa Rica

From October 26th, you no longer require a COVID-19 PCR test to enter Costa Rica.

you do need to complete an epidemiological information form in advance.

You also will need purchase insurance with specific cover requirements in advance. 

A 14-day quarantine is not required upon arriving in Costa Rica for visitors but is for legal residents.

From November 18th, British driving licences are invalid.From October 26th, you no longer require a COVID-19 PCR test to enter Costa Rica.

you do need to complete an epidemiological information form in advance.

You also will need purchase insurance with specific cover requirements in advance. 

A 14-day quarantine is not required upon arriving in Costa Rica for visitors but is for legal residents.

From November 18th, British driving licences are invalid.

Croatia

There is currently no requirement for UK nationals to produce a negative COVID test or self-isolate on arrival in Croatia. 

The Croatian government has introduced a new online entry form to expedite the entry of foreign visitors.

You should carry a copy of your accommodation booking when arriving in Croatia. 

A 14-day quarantine is required when returning to the UK.

Cyprus

Tourists are permitted to travel to Cyprus as long as they provide a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival.

The test has to be obtained 72 hours before travel.

The Cypriot government announced that test results can be in the form of an email or SMS. The result itself and the appointment letter must include the date and time when the test was taken.

Children under 12 years old do not require to be tested.

You will have to complete a ‘Cyprus Flight Pass’ before travelling and upload your negative test within 24 hours of your flight.

France

You can enter metropolitan France without any COVID-19 restrictions if you are a member of the European Union, Andorra, Australia, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Rwanda, San Marino, South Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

If coming from another country, you are strongly recommended to present a negative test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, upon your arrival in France. If you do not have this result, you will have to take a test at your airport of arrival.

Due to French lockdown restrictions, it may be best to remain within a retreat/resort’s grounds rather than venturing out.

Greece

From November 11th you will need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival.

When you arrive, Greek authorities could ask you to take an additional rapid test for Coronavirus, to permit entry. This is in addition to the negative PCR test result. 

From November 14th, Greece has been removed from the UK travel corridor so a 14-day quarantine is now required upon return. 

Italy

A negative PCR test is required for entry to Italy but this can be done through different means. You can take one, at most, 72 hours before departure or you can take one at any airport that facilitates testing but you will have to isolate in your hotel room until you receive a negative result.

If you are travelling to Sardinia, you are required to complete a COVID tracking form 48 hours prior to departure.

You also need to register your trip in advance.

If you are travelling to Italy from Malta, Spain, Greece and Croatia you will need to take a compulsory COVID-19 test on arrival.

If you have visited a few select countries prior to your trip to Italy, you will need to quarantine on arrival. You can discover which countries these are on the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affair’s website.

As of the 15th of October, a 14-day quarantine is required on your return to the UK.

Spain

It is compulsory for all visitors to present a PCR test taken no less than 72 hours before arrival.

You also have to undergo a screening process where you will have your temperature checked and undergo a visual health check.

A 14-day quarantine is required on your return to the UK.

UPDATE: A 14-day quarantine is now required on return from December 12th from The Canary Islands.

St Lucia

All arriving passengers will be screened using temperature checks upon arrival.

Visitors must complete a pre-arrival registration form

All travellers must provide certified proof of a negative PCR test taken seven days or less before travel.

Passengers will be refused boarding if they do not have proof of a negative test. 

Turkey

All travel to Turkey is permitted but there are health screenings on arrival where visitors are subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks.

Any passengers showing any symptoms including high fever, coughing or respiratory difficulties will be required to undergo a PCR test.

If you test positive, you will be treated at a medical facility determined by the Turkish Ministry of Health or at a private medical facility of your choosing. 

You will also need to complete a passenger locator form.

As of the 1st of October, a 14-day quarantine is required on your return to the UK.

Turks & Caicos

Travellers have to complete a pre-travel authorisation via the Turks and Caicos Islands online portal. This requires evidence of a negative COVID-19 test from a reputable facility taken less than five days prior to arrival in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Proof of health/travel insurance with COVID-19 cover and a completed health screening questionnaire is also mandatory.

All visitors must wear a mask on arrival.

The Maldives

Since the 10th of September, all tourists and short-term visitors must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival to the Maldives.

The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 96 hours prior to departure.

Travellers must complete a health declaration form 24 hours before departure to the Maldives.

A 14-day quarantine is required once you return to the UK.

Portugal

You will be subject to health screening on arrival at mainland airports. Your temperature will be checked and if it is 38°c or over or you show signs of being unwell, you will be referred to the health authorities at the airport. You may be required to take a COVID-19 test and to self-isolate at your accommodation until the test results are known.

For Madeira, you will need to complete a travel questionnaire 12-48 hours before departure. If you have a negative COVID-19 test carried out 72 hours before departure, you can upload it for proof.

If you don’t have a negative PCR test, you can take one at the airport but then you will have to isolate for 12 hours at your hotel until the result comes through.

Before entering the Azores, you will need to complete a Health Form and submit it 72 hours before travelling.

You will need proof of a negative COVID-19 test carried out 72 hours before departure or take a test on arrival and self-isolate at your accommodation until the results are known.

If you are staying longer than a week then you will need to take another test and submit it to the authorities.

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Love and light.

Paula

75% Club! Norfolk, UK

With trepidation I closed the car door and counted the kids excited faces. One, two, three, four. Yes. All accounted for. All wide smiles, fit to burst with excited chatter for their first holiday of the year. All squashed up around luggage as I ALWAYS seem to over pack – even when it’s just the five of us.

It’s February half term and hubby can’t get time off work. We’re disappointed but determined. It was the first ‘Getaway’ (also known as Dream Vacation) I had booked through my travel club and I was, let’s be honest, a little nervous.

I’d used my membership for the occasional night away, getting nett nett prices (minus commission charges as we have our own commission free search engine) and the rooms and hotels were exactly as expected. The search for a place to stay was exactly the same as how I’d normally do it – but this time it was my own search engine I was using.

This was different. I had high hopes having seen videos and pictures from business partners on getaways all over the world. I was alone with my four kids travelling 150 miles for a half term break. If it was a shack in a field with a herd of sheep for neighbours, we would have to slum it.

I’d seen pictures of where we were to stay. Even had a look on YouTube for any footage. And it looked lovely. It did! Good location in Norfolk, lots of attractions to occupy the kids and some wonderful scenery on the way.

We set off. And the calls of ‘are we nearly there yet?’ began in harmony from my daughters. My two year old was happily obsessed with the cars and trucks on the roads and my thirteen year old was helping me navigate.

I find motorway driving dull as ditch water, so when we came off the motorway into the countryside I was happy. The light was starting to fade as we pulled up in the car park and the ground was dotted with puddles. I was hopeful for better weather due over the next week.

I went to reception with my eldest to book in. The reception lead into a busy restaurant and bar where there was a full blown party seeming to go on – it was Saturday evening after all! I got the key and we went and checked out our home for the week. It was perfect, we definitely didn’t need to slum it lol.

With a fully equipped kitchen (microwave, refrigerator and dining area). Private bathroom, and a lovely living area with a TV/DVD player. Set in 100 acres of parkland with the River Wissey flowing through, there is a driving range and putting green if golf is your thing. The colonial-style clubhouse restaurant serves a range of classic British meals and the cosy bar offers beverages, light snacks and traditional cooked breakfasts were served daily.

The location was perfect for family days out, we were busy making memories every single day. Never a dull moment and each one of us was contentedly exhausted when we crashed each night. What was even better was how much we had paid to stay at this place. 4 star luxury, everything we could need and 75% off the recommended price. I’d checked the place out on all travel platforms I could think of and NONE of them could give me a 75% discount at half term. Not one.

Even with the crazy events from March of this year, each of our members continue to receive such discounts. Those who aren’t aware of the travel revolution we’re introducing are seriously worried about price hikes in the industry to recoup losses. We don’t have that worry and with the way our club works, never will. We make sure our members are financially protected at all times and it’s our mission to reach more families that may be outpriced for travel in the coming months.

Want to chat?

Love and light.

Paula

Visit Bali and tailor your stay to suit your Star Sign

Landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport, you quickly become aware that you’re about to experience a vacation much bigger than yourself. That’s because you’ve landed in Bali, Indonesia, a place well-known for its connection to the spiritual and metaphysical world.

Inspired by the unique characteristics of each zodiac, The Mulia’s on-property travel experts will tailor guest itineraries based on their individual horoscopes and their personality traits. This way, everyone will get a personalized experience without having to lift a finger in the planning process.

For example, the travel concierge team says they found those born under the Pisces sign hold the common personality traits of being smart, creative, and deeply intuitive. So, for Pisces travelers, the crew at The Mulia seeks to bring out the sign’s romantic side by offering an exclusive dining experience under the full moon for their trip.

For the mighty Taurus, who holds the common personality traits of being stable and adores to be surrounded by love and beauty, the team designed a suite experience known as the “Sunset Suite Indulgence.” It includes “immersing guests in the panoramic views of the Indian Ocean while savoring the finest imported caviar and a bottle of champagne, served Jacuzzi-side by your butler.”

How about a trip for adventurous Sagittarius travelers? For them, The Mulia set up a day of exploring the local neighborhood, including walking along the hidden beaches around the south of the resort. The Mulia will even arrange transportation and tour programs for a selection of excursions and activities.

Of course, these astrological and spiritual adventures are far from the only reason to visit The Mulia.

The resort, which sits directly on the white sand coastline, is about as luxurious as luxury gets. Each of its 111 beachfront suites comes with a view worth traveling for, and balconies or patios where you can watch the sun go down and the moon and stars rise over the ocean.

But, to make the most of The Mulia experience, it may be best to book one of the villas, located just up the hill from the main resort. There, guests can check into one, two, or three-bedroom abodes that each come with their own private dipping pools and outdoor spaces.

Both the hotel and villas are a food lover’s dream thanks to the nine restaurants and bars to choose from, as well as the aforementioned bespoke outdoor dining experiences (not just for Pisces) available upon request.

The resort is also home to one of the best spas in the world. There, guests can choose from an array of services, including an all-day treatment that includes a scrub, massage, and facial. Guests are also welcome to just come sit in the massive hydrotherapy pool, which this Pisces can tell you is extremely inviting for everyone — water sign or otherwise.

If Bali is a destination on your bucket list and you thought it unaffordable in the past, I’m helping people go to luxury locations like this but without the luxury price-tag. Click here to learn more ❤

Love and light ✨

Paula

Source: Travel+Leisure