Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Travelling Abroad Procedures

Whilst the majority of restrictions and requirements imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted, the safety of our clients remains paramount. We continue to ensure that all our accommodations and suppliers have developed and apply Covid-19 protocols. We personally regularly visit our key accommodations in order to satisfy ourselves that these protocols are being implemented. In addition, the governments of both the United Kingdom and of our destinations have also implemented rules and regulations intended to safeguard the travelling public and the general health situation

Please note: Whilst this guide is believed to be correct, it is essential that you consult the links provided below to research what you may need to do prior to talking your holiday.

For the UK Government Step by Step Guide to Travel Abroad Click Here>

Before You Travel

The following guide provides general recommendations on how to comply with the various requirements to ensure the minimum disruption to travel to/from your holiday destination and what to expect once you are in your holiday destination. We strongly recommend that you consult the UK government websites in order to ensure that all those members in your booking are aware of the various requirements that apply to their entry to your destination and, similarly, on your return to the UK.

GHIC & Travel Insurance

Ensure you have a valid Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) and adequate Travel Insurance, ideally offering cover for cancellation / disruption due to Covid-19 infection or the consequences of travel disruption associated to the Coronavirus pandemic. For more details click here>

Proof Of Vaccination

Although it is not a legal requirement, we recommend that if you have been vaccinated that you ensure that you are able to produce the official proof of your Covid-19 vaccinations prior to travel Click Here > . 

Entry Requirements for Sardinia, Sicily & Corsica

For details of the entry requirement into Sardinia, Sicily and Corsica, please consult the following UK government links:

SARDINIA & SICILY
For more information about entry requirements to Italy and the latest travel advice please click here> 

CORSICA

For more information about entry requirements to France and the latest travel advice please click here> 

Passports

You will need a valid passport to travel to the EU. There are no current visa requirements for up to 90 days travel. There are currently no requirements for other inoculations if travelling from the UK. For more information about Passport rules for travel to Europe:  Click here >

Face Masks & Hand Gel

With effect from 15th May 2022, it is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face mask on public transport & Flights within France. Italy however Italy still require you to wear an FFP2 mask on public transport but you no longer need a mask on your flight to Italy. We suggest that passengers consult the conditions of their particular carrier but we nevertheless recommend that masks be carried just in case.

We also recommend that hand gel be carried and used regularly.

Buying Your COVID Tests

Should you need to arrange a COVID test prior to travel, we have secured an arrangement with the following UK government approved suppliers of the various Covid-19 tests required for arrival into your destination where necessary. Once you have booked your holiday, please click the links below to benefit from reduced prices, the discount codes will be supplied with your holiday detail

Other suppliers are available.

IF APPLICABLE PLEASE ENSURE YOU BOOK YOUR TESTS SUFFICIENTLY FAR IN ADVANCE IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT YOU WILL HAVE THE NECESSARY PROOF IN TIME TO TRAVEL.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU CANNOT USE 'NHS' TESTS TO TRAVEL

At The UK Departure Airport

Ensure you have sufficient hand gel in your hand luggage for the entire journey to your destination accommodation.

On The Aeroplane

Due to the current restrictions, some airlines have ceased offering in-flight catering so please ensure you have bought water and snacks for your journey after passing through security.

You may also wish to carry antiseptic wipes with you to sanitise seats, armrests, tray-tables etc.

On Arrival At Your Destination Airport

SARDINIA & SICILY

From 1st May travelers will no longer be required to complete a passenger locator form (EU PLF) to enter or travel through Italy as a visitor.

As of 1st June, COVID-19 restrictions on entering Italy have been lifted. Italy does not require any proof of vaccination, a negative test result, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate to enter the country, regardless of your vaccination status.

All passengers entering Italy by plane, ferry, train or coach must wear anFFP2 mask in order to enter the country.

CORSICA

As long as passengers have been fully vaccinated – including the booster vaccine - there is no requirement to provide proof of a negative COVID test on entry.

Passengers who have not been fully vaccinated (including the booster) will need to be able to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test taken not more than 72 hours prior to arrival or a lateral flow test taken less than 48 hours prior to arrival).

Children under 11.99 years are exempt from any restrictions. 

Travelling To Your Accommodation

CAR HIRE

Whilst our car hire partners exercise the necessary care and diligence in the preparation of their vehicles, we recommend that our clients consider wiping down the steering wheel, gear lever, indicator/wiper stalks and any other frequently touched services in the interior of the car.

TRANSFER

All our transfer partners are bound by, and comply with, a state-regulated protocol for the preparation of their vehicles and for the protection measures inside the vehicle which includes the compulsory wearing of a surgical mask by the driver.  Many of the transfer vehicles will have hydro-alcoholic hand gel available for passengers.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT YOUR ACCOMMODATION

All the accommodation we offer have Covid protocols in place in order to ensure their practices of the preparation of accommodation and operation of the establishment comply with the relevant government’s regulations on health and safety - especially within the context of the current Coronavirus pandemic. Our clients can therefore be confident that their accommodation meets the highest sanitary standards. Whilst the public areas of the accommodation will also be regularly cleaned and sanitised, you may wish to carry antiseptic wipes to ensure that surfaces are clean.

Whilst You Are On Holiday

Whilst we appreciate that holidays are intended to be a relaxing experience, please still be aware of your own safety and the safety of others. Accordingly, for the benefit of all, please:

  • Wear a mask where so required
  • Ensure compliance with social distancing rules
  • Clean hands regularly, ideally with hydro-alcoholic hand gel
  • Avoid unnecessary contact with surfaces

The vast majority of bars, restaurants, cafés, shops and other facilities are open as normal. Whilst the wearing of face masks is no longer obligatory in most settings, there are, however, several specific restrictions which remain:

SARDINIA AND SICILY: For more details Click Here >

CORSICA: For more details Click Here >

Preparing To Return To The UK

Inbound travellers are no longer required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or complete the passenger locator form. 

For further information, please see the following link: Click Here >

At Your Holiday Departure Airport

You may be required to wear a mask from the moment you enter the airport building. If you have an exemption from wearing a mask, you will need to be able to provide proof of this.

  • You will be required to respect social distancing rules.
  • You should minimise contact with all surfaces.
  • Ensure you have sufficient masks and hydro-alcoholic hand gel in your hand luggage for the entire journey.

More Information

Further information can be found on the UK government websites:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france

www.abta.com/news/coronavirus-outbreak

Department of Transport Passenger COVID-19 Charter Click Here > 

Disclaimer

The above information is believed to be correct at the time of issue 18:30 14/07/2022

You, the customer, assume full and complete responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination certification, evidence of Covid tests or other entry requirements, such as passenger locator forms for your destinations and your connecting points, and all conditions regarding health, safety and security at such destination. Many countries require your passport to be valid for six months or more after your date of entry. Hargreaves and Nurse Ltd accept no responsibility for the consequences of any delay in receipt of test results nor the results of Covid tests. 


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Foreign travel advice: The Foreign & Commonwealth Office have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. Visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to get the latest advice.
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