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|Proof of vaccination:||This requirement is yet to be confirmed by the destination.|
|Test pre-travel:||PCR Test|
|PCR Test locations:||https://covidtraveladvice.kuoni.co.uk/pcr-test-locations|
All tourists must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 3 days (72 hours) prior to departure.
Travellers will be required to take a further test once in Abu Dhabi, should you remain there for longer than 6 days.
|Form pre-travel:||Not required|
|Test pre-return travel:||
On your return a negative test must be taken in the 3 days (72 hours) before you depart to the UK. You will be required to show your test results before you board the return flight home.
The test must meet the performance standards of above 97% specificity and above 80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies\ml. The test can be a PCR test, a LAMP test or an antigen test, such as a test from a lateral flow device as long as they meet the performance standards
|Test on return:||
You will be required to take a test on your return back to England, Scotland or Wales. The details of which will vary as below, depending on the classification of the country you are arriving from.
Green list countries
If you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the green list then you will be required to undergo a further COVID-19 PCR test at your own expense on or before day 2 of your return into the country.
Green watch list countries
If you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is currently on the green watch list, then you will be required to undergo a further COVID-19 PCR test at your own expense on or before day 2 of your return into the country. Please remember that countries on the green watch list are able to move to the Amber or red lists. Therefore should the country you are travelling from move before arrival, you will need to follow the guidance below, depending on the new category.
Amber list countries
if you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the Amber list then alongside your self-isolation period at home, you will be required to undergo 2 further COVID-19 PCR tests at your own expense on your return into the country. These tests will need to be taken on or before day 2 and on day 8 of your 10 day isolation period. You may also able to take advantage of the test to release scheme which will allow for a PCR test to be taken on day 5 to release you from isolation.
Red list countries
If you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the red list then you will need to ensure you have booked yourself into government approved hotel quarantine for a 10 day period. You will be required to undergo 2 further COVID-19 PCR tests at your own expense on your return to the country in your quarantine hotel. These tests will need to be taken on or before day 2 and on day 8 of your 10 day quarantine period.
There are currently different regulations for Northern Ireland and at present, international leisure travel is not permitted.
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A suspension of all Travel Corridors for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is in place from 4am 18 January until at least 16th May 2021.
The following statements have been issued by the Department for Transport (DfT) and the devolved administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales:
Department for Transport (DfT)
All UK travel corridors temporarily suspended to protect against new international variants.
Emergency border measures introduced to prevent the spread of new variants of coronavirus into the UK.
The statement in full can be accessed via this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/all-uk-travel-corridors-temporarily-suspended-to-protect-against-new-international-variants
Travel Corridor Suspended
The UK Government has announced that it is to suspend the travel corridor system until at least 15 February. This will come into effect from 4am on Monday 18 January. Travel corridors operate on a four-nation basis and the decision will see Northern Ireland amend regulations to remove the approximately 64 countries, islands and territories remaining on the travel corridor list.
The statement in full can be accessed via this link: https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/news/travel-corridor-suspended
Travel corridors suspended.
Changes to travel restrictions following new COVID-19 variant. Following identification of a new variant of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Brazil, the Scottish Government will impose additional restrictions on arrivals. From 04:00 on Monday, all country exemptions from self-isolation after international travel will be suspended.
Passengers travelling to Scotland from outside the Common Travel Area will be required to isolate for ten days on return. They must also have a valid negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than three days before the scheduled time of departure.
The statement in full can be accessed via this link: https://www.gov.scot/news/travel-corridors-suspended/
Travel corridors to be suspended as new virus strains emerge.
The First Minister has tonight confirmed travel corridors will be suspended in Wales to help prevent new mutated strains of coronavirus entering the UK. Travel corridors will be suspended from Monday until at least 15 February – and possibly longer – as all four nations of the UK act together.
The statement in full can be accessed via this link: https://gov.wales/travel-corridors-be-suspended-new-virus-strains-emerge
|Foreign Office Advice:||https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/united-arab-emirates|
Most shops, restaurants and tourist attractions are open but COVID19 restrictions and requirements have been introduced to stop the spread of the virus.
Social distancing and wearing a facemask is mandatory in all public areas.
Remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.
The Information contained on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is provided as guidance only and is subject to review and change. Please check with official sources before booking and again regularly prior to travel, as information and requirements can change frequently and with little notice. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or visit gov.uk/travelaware for country-specific information.
Last updated: 07.05.2021 at 17:25