The eight new additions to the quarantine-free checklist, efficient from November 14 (yesterday), are: Bahrain, Chile, Iceland, Cambodia, Laos, UAE, Qatar and Turks & Caicos. Among the many eight, these are the locations which might be – or quickly might be – most possible for a vacation:
Dubai: after December 2, you’ll be able to go to. This is the FCO recommendation: Travellers coming from the UK to Dubai have the choice to both current a detrimental Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Response (PCR) take a look at earlier than departure, which is legitimate for 96 hours from the date of the take a look at, or to take a PCR take a look at on arrival at Dubai airport. Travellers to the remainder of the UAE will need to have carried out a take a look at inside 96 hours and obtained a detrimental consequence previous to their departure. Relying in your port of entry, you might also have to undertake a second take a look at on arrival, to put on a government-provided wristband and to finish a interval of self-isolation or quarantine.
Chile: Not fairly but, however on Thursday Chilean authorities announced that Santiago Worldwide Airport (not land borders) could be opened for worldwide guests from November 23, topic to a variety of protocols (together with a detrimental Covid take a look at certificates) – however with out a quarantine interval. The timing is ideal.
Iceland: All passengers can select to both self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival or take two Covid-19 exams, one on arrival and one other 5-6 days later. Within the meantime you should self-isolate, making journeys moderately troublesome. The take a look at charge is ISK 11,000, or ISK 9,000 if booked upfront, and the second take a look at is free. Youngsters born in 2005 or later might be exempt from each testing and self-isolation.
Cambodia: There are quite a few hoops to leap, and it’s essential watch out the place you alter planes (Kuala Lumpur is ok; Singapore isn’t). In the event you want to enter Cambodia you will have to:
- Get a visa earlier than arrival — the visa exemption coverage, visa on arrival and e-visa preparations are suspended indefinitely
- Get a medical certificates, not than 72 hours previous to the date of journey, from a reliable well being authority stating you should not have Covid-19. You shouldn’t use the NHS testing service to get a take a look at to be able to facilitate your journey to a different nation. You must organize to take a personal take a look at.
- Have proof of insurance coverage that features a minimal of US$50,000 for medical cowl
Turks & Caicos: In the event you’re visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands, you should get pre-travel authorisation by way of the Turks and Caicos Islands Assured Portal. This requires proof of a detrimental Covid-19 take a look at from a good facility taken inside 5 days previous to arrival within the Turks and Caicos Islands, proof of well being/journey insurance coverage with Covid-19 cowl and a accomplished well being screening questionnaire. Nevertheless, the one flights to the islands go by way of the US, which isn’t on the journey hall checklist. As we speak’s information might encourage airways to launch direct flights, in fact, so watch this house.
Bahrain: Bahrain Worldwide Airport stays open, together with for transit and switch passengers, and visas on arrival have been reintroduced for 68 nationalities together with the UK. All arrivals into Bahrain might be required to endure and pay for the improved arrivals testing process for Covid-19 and have to self-quarantine till take a look at outcomes have been obtained. Any individual staying in Bahrain for 10 days or extra should repeat the testing process on the tenth day following their arrival within the Kingdom. You can be required to obtain the “BeAware” app upfront of testing. You must examine Bahrain’s visa portal for the hottest info.