International Travel

09 Apr: UK government announces plans for the resumption of international travel

Today the government made an announcement about how international will resume; but there are still practical questions that remain unanswered: A traffic light system will categorise countries based on risk Which country in which category will be announced early May Passengers will need to take pre and post COVID-19 tests for all categories Returning tests will need to be the more expensive PCR test, rather than lateral flow Government wants to see PCR test driven down from their current £120…


19 Feb: Updated information for UK Nationals Resident in Spain

The Spanish government has formally confirmed to the UK government that UK nationals who were legally residing in Spain before 1 January 2021, and as such are beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement, can use any of the following documents to prove their residence status when entering Spain: Residence card issued under Article 18.4 of the Withdrawal Agreement (the TIE – Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero) Temporary or permanent EU residence certificate (Certificado de Registro de Ciudadanos de la Unión) Receipt…


08 Jan: Travel: Swapping quarantine for 72hr testing

For thousands of would-be UK travellers in search of Winter Sun, today’s news about testing before re-entry to the UK probably fell on deaf ears. We are not able to leave the country, so why the headlines about what’s changing to get back in! It’s a fair point, but there is a longer term aspect to this. Firstly, quarantine for travellers was a blunt instrument. You go away for a week and can’t leave the house for two! That was…