Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Updated: Nov 20


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Thursday 5 November 2020: The British Government has issued the following advice for travelling after 5 November:


From 5 November to 2 December 2020, travelling away from home, including internationally, is restricted from England except in limited circumstances such as for work or for education. Different rules apply in ScotlandWales and Northern Ireland. You must follow all the rules that apply to you.


The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides guidance on COVID and non-COVID risks overseas. The FCDO currently advises against all but essential travel to many countries and territories on the basis of COVID risks. You should check the travel advice for your destination.


Travel disruption is possible worldwide. Other countries may bring in new measures with little notice such as border closures, movement restrictions or quarantine rules. Travellers should be prepared to stay overseas longer than planned.


Tuesday 6 October, 2020: The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the UK Government offers this advice for travelling abroad:


While the global coronavirus pandemic continues, no travel is risk-free, and your travel abroad may be disrupted. If you plan to travel:

• read the coronavirus travel guidance to make sure you are prepared for your travel


• read the Travel Advice for your destination, for information on current entry requirements and any local coronavirus measures that you will need to follow


• sign up for email alerts for Travel Advice to ensure you are informed of any changes while you are travelling


Saturday 4 July 2020: The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the UK Government has today updated its travel advice today to say:


"On 4 July our travel advice changed, with exemptions for travelling to certain countries and territories that no longer pose a high risk  for  British travellers. View the  list of exempted destinations.  We continue to advise against non-essential international travel, except to countries and territories listed."


For more information, see the FCO's guidance: Plan your travel: checklist.


Many of the accommodations, attractions and activities featured on greentraveller.co.uk are now beginning to open up again in light of the current situation but please check directly with the relevant accommodation provider, activity provider, venue or tour operator for the most up to date information.


If you are currently travelling, or planning a visit, to any of the accommodations, events, locations or trips featured on greentraveller.co.uk, please abide by the current government guidance in regards to the developing COVID-19 situation:

Staying Alert and Safe

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: What you can and can't do and here's the latest government advice on walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport (NB. these two links are for guidance that applies in England – people in other parts of the UK should follow the specific rules in those parts: Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland )

The latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19)


23 March 2020: We want to update you about the latest UK Government advice related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On 23 March 2020, the UK Government directed that people must stay at home apart from essential travel or they may face penalties. This came into effect immediately and included all non-essential travel within the UK. The UK Government has also issued further guidance to businesses and premises to close, which covers accommodation and other travel and tourism businesses. This step follows the advice issued by the The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the UK Government on 17 March, advising against all non-essential overseas travel, for an initial period of 30 days. For the latest travel advice from the UK Government, visit their website:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Please read this guidance and consider how it applies to your personal circumstances. Many of the accommodations, attractions and activities featured on greentraveller.co.uk have taken the decision to postpone trips, performances and events or to temporarily close their doors in light of the current situation. Please check directly with the relevant accommodation provider, activity provider, venue or tour operator for the most up to date information.

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