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COVID-19

Covid-19 Travel Update

FCDO travel advice:   Possible travel destinations are updated on the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice pages. These include UK and destination country regulations regarding testing and quarantine. This advice is being closely monitored by us so wherever you live in the UK and whichever destination you plan to visit we can advise you of your travel options.      

FCDO travel advice 

Worldwide Travel Destination updates - a useful website from Wanderlust  

Follow the FCDO on Twitter: @FCDOtravelGovUK

New Bookings

We continue to work closely with our local agents as well as with accommodation and transport suppliers to ensure they meet our minimum requirements for increased hygiene, safety and social distancing measures. We will only book customers to travel where these minimum standards have been approved by the local authorities. 

Our team of travel experts will be happy to talk to you about travel options and are being kept fully updated on which destinations are open and safe for travel.

Travel with Confidence

At a time when how we travel is a major issue we’ll help you feel safe and secure. Our flexibility promise lets you book in complete confidence; you will be able to travel with our assurance that we’re here to support you.

COVID Booking Promise

  1. You will be able to transfer from any holiday to any other holiday at any time if your trip is not Covid Viable (see below) - there will be NO admin fees.
  2. We will not ask you to pay your final holiday balance if your trip is not yet Covid Viable.
  3. If your trip is not Covid Viable at 28 days prior to departure we will cancel your holiday and you can either transfer your funds to another holiday or have a refund.

What is Covid Viable ?

We will only consider a trip Covid Viable if it meets ALL of the following criteria:

  • The UK FCDO are not advising against all but essential travel to any destination on your holiday itinerary for Covid-19 related reasons.
  • There is no UK-wide national lockdown or a ban on foreign travel for the period when your trip is due to depart.
  • Local restrictions due to Covid-19 do not make your holiday itinerary impractical.
  • Flights are operating on a reliable basis to the start and end points of your trip.

Destination updates

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: UK nationals can enter Bosnia and Herzegovina if they have a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result that is not older than 48 hours.  
  • Croatia: UK travellers who have proof of a negative test no older than 48 hours or have a vaccination certificate showing they had a second dose more than 14 days before travel can enter Croatia for tourism. Until there is a means to certify people who are vaccinated, all travellers should have a test with them. You will also need proof of accommodation if travelling for tourism.
  • Greece: You need to complete their Entry Form 24 hours before you arrive in Greece. You need proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours to avoid isolation on arrival. 
  • Norway:UK nationals are not allowed to visit Norway unless they meet certain exceptions.
  • Romania: Travellers from the UK can enter Romania with no restrictions. You will not need a test and you will not need to self-isolate.
  • Montenegro: UK travellers will need a negative test no older than 48 hours to travel to Montenegro or proof that you had the second dose of the vaccine over a week before travelling. 
  • Serbia: All visitors to Serbia must arrive with a negative PCR test taken in the 48 hours before arrival.
  • Slovenia: The UK has been taken off Slovenia's red list meaning you no longer need to quarantine on arrival if arriving from the UK. However, you are still only allowed to enter for essential reasons. 
  • Finland: Only residents and nationals of Finland are allowed to enter Finland. 
  • Iceland: Travel to and from the UK is not permitted unless it is for an essential reason. 
  • Ireland: Anyone entering Ireland from Great Britain needs proof of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours. You will need to self-isolate for 14 days. 
  • Morocco: All flights between the UK and Morocco have been suspended but we anticipate they will re-open soon - see below for further details of how travelling to Morocco will work.

Additional Information for Travellers

MOROCCO

Morocco is administrating coronavirus jabs faster than any other country in Africa! The government has hit its target of offering a first jab to everyone in the top priority groups (all those over the age of 70, plus those in high-risk categories) and contionues to roll out.

Travel restrictions in Morocco? 

Travellers entering Morocco are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival along with their confirmed hotel reservation.  

There are no quarantine rules for visitors arriving in Morocco from other countries. However, temperature screening will be conducted at the airport and if anyone is suspected of carrying COVID-19 they will have to undergo a health assessment and follow the Covid-19 protocols. 

Foreign nationals of visa-exempt countries with reservations at Moroccan hotels or through tour operators can enter Morocco and depart without requirement to quarantine or self-isolate.  

* However, a current travel ban list includes the United Kingdom. 

Public Health Passenger Form 

Travellers to Morocco are required to complete & sign the Passenger Locator Form online, it is mandatory to complete it online, with your personal details, flight details and recent travel history. The form must then be printed and presented upon arrival.  

How we assist our clients prior to the trip and on the ground? 

We provide our clients with all the documentation  required to enter Morocco in the form of an itinerary and booking confirmation. These also suffice for freedom to travel throughout Morocco without any further authorisation.  

If you are required to take a PCR test prior to departing Morocco, we will make arrangements for a nurse to come to your hotel, or a staff member to accompany you to the nearest medical centre to take their tests. Results are returned within 24 hours. 

CROATIA

1. Protocol for Operational Staff in Croatia

  • All Amathus Travel staff (guides and drivers) will be informed and trained on the new procedures and will be advised to keep the highest hygiene standards and social distancing during interaction with guests. They will be advised to wear masks and gloves and to use hand sanitizers on a regular basis.
  • Every day before starting their shift, they will need to measure their body temperature and if they have any respiratory problems, they will be instructed to consult their doctor.
  • Drivers are always recommended to wear face masks and to disinfect hands after handling luggage.
  • Documents should be checked without physical contact whenever possible.
  • Disinfectant needs to be prominently displayed at all times to disinfect hands, for staff and for guests if required.
  • Operational staff will emphasise the necessity of mutual distance and responsible behaviour as well as providing information on the current epidemiological situation in the country and the rules of self-protection prescribed by the Croatian Institute of Public Health

2. Cleaning Procedures

Disinfecting surfaces is one of the key ways to minimize the spread of viruses. Guests should have their own face masks and disinfectant gel; guests should regularly wash their hands with soap and warm water or use an alcohol based disinfectant, or other agent which is safe for skin and has virucide properties according to the manufacturer’s instructions. These recommendations are very important and will be repeated to guests frequently.

3. Excursions & Guided Tours

At the start of all guided tours and excursions, guests should be reminded to maintain physical distance (NB. people already travelling together do not necessarily have to). This will be done calmly but divergence from this advice will not be tolerated and guests failing to keep other guests safe will be asked to leave the excursion immediately.

4. Hotels

At all hotel entrances there are disinfecting solution dispensers and guests must disinfect their hands when entering hotel. Reception areas are being disinfected on regular basis. Hotel staff will provide all necessary information about hotel’s policy concerning preventive measures and other services guests might require. All rooms and bathrooms are being cleaned and disinfected thoroughly after guests’ departure.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • The agency will request guest contacts in case contact tracing will be needs-locating people who have been in contact with an infected person. The obtained contacts will be used exclusively for the purpose of preventing the spread of the infection, with privacy and data protection measures provided.
  • It is recommended to measure your temperature before going on the excursion or transfer.
  • In case guests or their family members develop symptoms that indicate the possibility of infection, they are obliged to cancel the excursion or transfer before departure. In case those guests or their family members develop symptoms suggestive of infection during the program, they are obliged to notify the driver or tour leader without delay, who will follow the protocol provided for such situations.

Why Choose Rediscover the World

Flexible Tailor-Made Holidays

  • We believe passionately that no two holidays should be the same.
  • With our flexible tailor-made holiday options you can travel at your own pace.
  • Rediscover a city, a resort or an island in a weekend or longer.
  • Take a small group tour or embark upon a more adventurous trip.

Travel Knowledge

  • We have all travelled extensively and will be happy to share our experiences.
  • Personally-chosen hotels, riads, guest houses & apartments in places we know and love.
  • Individual sightseeing recommendations and route planning.
  • Add excursions, activities and food & wine experiences (one of our passions).

Trusted Service

  • ATOL cover for flight inclusive holidays.
  • One of us at Rediscover the World is very likely to have visited the hotels and travelled along the routes on your itinerary.
  • Dynamic, comprehensive travel app with all your documents, maps and much more.
  • Full financial protection for your holiday (TTA).