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    International travel

    COVID-19 checklist

As a result of COVID-19 there are additional steps that all travellers must undertake to ensure you can travel safely.

Further information regarding international travel can be found on the UK Government website.

1. Have proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination status ready

This can either be via the NHS app or a printed letter to show your vaccination status. Please check the individual guidance for the country your visiting as some destinations have specific information on what they will accept as proof.

2. Make sure you have any pre-departure test results ready

We’ll confirm if you require a pre-departure test (sometimes called a ‘fit to fly’ test) for the country you are visiting when you receive your travel documents. You can purchase this at a reduced rate through either Randox Health or Wren Healthcare. More information on COVID-19 testing can be found on our COVID-19 testing page.

3. Ensure you can receive and open emails whilst abroad

Some countries require you to fill in a health declaration before you enter the country. This can be filled in online and will be emailed to you to show when you enter. You’ll also receive any pre-departure rest results via email and will need to show this too.

4. Masks may still be needed

Most airlines still have masks as a requirement on board their aircraft. Make sure you have enough so they can be changed every four hours. We are also asking customers to wear masks on our coaches when transferring to your hotel or river cruise, as well as on excursions.

In some countries, the wearing of masks in public spaces is still mandatory.

1. Take your lateral flow test

Saga Holidays is covering the cost of your lateral flow test before you re-enter the UK. This is still a requirement up to October 4, 2021. This will be taken whilst you are in resort and one of our in-resort team will let you know when this will happen during your holiday.

The results will be emailed to you, so ensure you can receive and open email whilst abroad.

2. Complete the UK Government Passenger Locator Form

This will need to be completed ahead of your return to the UK.

There is no paper version of the passenger locator form available so you will need to be able receive and open emails abroad.

1. Take your Day 2 PCR test

This test should arrive by the time you return from holiday. Take your pre-booked PCR test within 2 days of arriving back home. The day you arrive back in the UK is Day 0.

Please note: later in October the Day 2 PCR test will be replaced by a lateral flow test. We will update this information once more details are released by the UK Government.