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Key points relating to international travel and safety

Following recent Government guidance on international travel requirements during Covid-19, we want to keep our clients and followers informed of the latest key points relating to both international travel and safety recommendations.  

Government advice on International travel: Following the recent Government advice on international travel, as the level of infection in the UK reduces, and the Government prepares for social contact to increase, therefore the risk of transmissions being reintroduced from abroad is being managed. In order to keep overall levels of infection down and in line with many other countries, the Government is introducing a series of measures and restrictions at the UK border. This will contribute to keeping the overall number of transmissions in the UK as low as possible. Alongside increased information about the UK’s social distancing regime at the border, the Government will require all international arrivals to supply their contact and accommodation information. They will also be strongly advised to download and use the NHS contact tracing app. Secondly, the Government will require all international arrivals not on a short list of exemptions to self-isolate in their accommodation for fourteen days on arrival into the UK. Where international travellers are unable to demonstrate where they would self-isolate, they will be required to do so in accommodation arranged by the Government. The Government is working closely with the devolved administrations to coordinate implementation across the UK. Small exemptions to these measures will be in place to provide for continued security of supply into the UK and so as not to impede work supporting national security or critical infrastructure and to meet the UK’s international obligations. All journeys within the Common Travel Area will also be exempt from these measures.

Covid-19 travel recommendations and restrictions by country : The Centre for disease control and prevention have published the following link detailing the latest Covid-19 travel recommendations by country, Please click here  Also, the World Travel Restrictions - UN World Food Programme have delivered an informative world map detailing Covid-19 restrictions by country. Please click here

Please note the effort to manage the effect of Covid-19 in relation to travelling internationally is a regularly changing picture, therefore please always check with your Account Manager at Good Travel Management for the latest insight into travel restrictions and efforts by the air and hotel sector to implement plans to resume activities.  

About Andrew Sison

Andy is our Strategic Account Manager and works with a number of high profile businesses to manage their business travel more effectively. Andy’s track record is enviable and he works hard to deliver savings, add value, help companies consolidate their travel programmes and manage change.
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