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Britain’s rich history, the beauty of its rolling countryside, quaint brookside villages and it's wonderful architecture make it one of the most popular places to visit in the world. Despite its relatively small size (no city in Britain is more than 150 kilometers from the sea), Britain is packed to the brim with historical and cultural landmarks that are a must visit when making a trip to the British Isles.

Is it safe travelling to United Kingdom after COVID-19?

The COVID-19 situation in UK is constantly evolving and the country has opened its international borders to non-essential travelers, especially tourists. As the number of new cases has begun to stabilize, the country has etched out a 3-step plan of recovery and is now at the final phase.

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United Kingdom Travel Restrictions Post COVID-19

Boris Johnson published his road-map to get Britain out of the lockdown. As of August 15, the country entered 'Phase 3 (the final phase)' of reopening.

UK has started the reopening process with its ‘3-step’ plan. The “first careful measures” of the plan has started taking place across the country. The country reached the 3rd step by July.

What are the quarantine rules and restrictions for international travelers coming to United Kingdom?

There will be a compulsory 14 day quarantine period except for travellers coming from [these 70 nations. ](https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#countries-and-territories-with-no-self-isolation-requirement-on-arrival-in-england)

Updates on Travel Restriction in United Kingdom

Travel
Current Measures
Transportation
  • Are there travel restrictions to UK for international travelers? The country has opened its borders for all the countries who would like to open travel to and from the United Kingdom. The 2 week quarantine rule has been removed for British territories and few other countries. Click HERE for the full list.

  • Are there domestic travel restrictions in UK? Currently, people are allowed to travel within the country.

Find More on Government Website

Entry and Exit

Flights
Trains
Buses
Local Transport
  • Domestic and international flights have resumed.
  • Passengers are still being screened at the airports to ensure that air travel is safe for all.
  • Strict hygiene measures have been employed at the airports as well as on board the flights to ensure the safety of passengers and the crew.
  • Quarantine rules still apply to all incoming international passengers except for travellers coming from countries listed HERE.

Where to go in United Kingdom

The island of Britain is home to magical castles, quaint villages, stunning seaside towns and a history that goes back far into the ice ages and beyond. Discover some of the most popular and hidden gems in the United Kingdom and plan your first post-COVID trip.

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  • Downpatrick
  • Oxford
  • Kensington
  • Cheshire
  • Edinburgh
  • Luton
  • Belfast
  • Leeds
  • Worcestershire
  • Stoke
  • London
  • Richmond
  • Hampshire
  • Bristol
  • Highlands
  • Cotswolds

Things to do in United Kingdom

There are so many amazing things to do in the United Kingdom: from visiting the royal castle of Windsor and exploring the ancient ruins of the Stonehenge to taking a ride on the imposing London Eye and hiking along the glassy lochs of the north, the possibilities are endless.

New Rules and Reopening of Tourist Attractions in United Kingdom

According to the latest plan laid out by the British government, museums and attractions in the United Kingdom are expected to open their doors from the first week of July. Take a look at some of the most popular attractions in the country, their opening dates and all the new ticketing and visiting rules.

London
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📣 NEW RULES
Coca-Cola London Eye
📣 NEW RULES
The British Museum
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Tower of London
📣 NEW RULES
Cotswolds
Edinburgh Castle
📣 NEW RULES
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
📣 NEW RULES
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum

Away from the Crowd

While most visitors visit big cities like London and Manchester, you will not be disappointed if you decide to explore some of these lesser-known destinations. Check out the mystifying remains of Stonehenge, the ancient ruins of Roman baths and the stunning white cliffs of Dover.

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  • Cotswolds
  • Warwick Castle
  • Stonehenge
  • Windsor Castle
  • Stirling Castle
  • Blenheim Palace
  • The Kelpies
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Salisbury Cathedral
  • Leeds Castle
  • Lake of Menteith

Post COVID Travel Essentials for United Kingdom

You must be wondering about what measures and safety guidelines to follow before and during your trip. This section takes you through everything you need to know to plan a safe trip, including visa and passport essentials, travel insurance, what to pack, etc.

Packing Essentials
  • N-95 masks N95 mask is a global-standard respirator mask that is made from polypropylene and can filter out at least 95% of very small (0.3 micron) particles. N95 masks are also capable of filtering out all types of pathogens, including bacteria and viruses. With mandatory use of masks across airports and all forms of social interactions, it's mandatory that you carry at least 2 masks with yourself.

  • Gloves Non-sterile patient examination gloves, which are routinely used in healthcare settings, are appropriate for keeping your hands from getting contaminated. Remember to carry a bunch due to their disposable nature.

  • Hand sanitizer Hand sanitizers sold in pharmacies typically have an alcohol concentration of around 60%. It has been observed that hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol concentration work effectively and can inactive the novel coronavirus. Though most attractions are reopening with sanitisation stations, it's only beneficial to carry your own in case you run into an emergency.

  • Portable charger We all understand the value of staying connected in these times. As travel in the post COVID world moves towards a more contact-free and digital experience, it’s important that you always carry a portable charger when you travel.

  • Digital thermometer & first-aid kit You can prevent unnecessary trips to the hospital if you carry a first-aid kit with yourself. Take a digital thermometer along as they’re durable and you can keep a regular check on your body temperature.

  • Extra clothes Carry an extra pair of clothes with you that you wear only at the airports or other places with heavy footfall while traveling. While catching the air-borne virus can be prevented by wearing masks and social distancing, carrying an extra pair of clothes just minimises the risk that much further.

  • Ziplock bags Use zip lock bags to isolate pieces of clothing or items that you will not be using again. This will prevent any possibility of cross-contamination.

Health & Hygiene
  • Wash your hands frequently Wash your hands with soap regularly and thoroughly to remove pathogens. You can also use alcohol-based sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol to kill bacteria and viruses.

  • Maintain distance and avoid close contact (6 feet or 2 arms length) Maintain at least 6feet distance between yourself and others. When someone coughs or sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus.

  • Always wear a mask in public Since COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and is air-borne, wear a mask, coupled with social distancing to prevent getting infected and/or spreading it to others.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant. Cleaning with soap and water reduces the number of germs, dirt and impurities on the surface. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces.

Travel/Health Insurance

Travel insurance is now going to become even more important than it was. Whether it’s regarding flight cancellations or medical emergencies, insurance while traveling is going to play a major part in our travel planning and expenses. There are 5 major types of insurances available for you to consider:

  • Trip Cancellation These insurances cover you if you were to cancel your trip due to unforeseen events such as illness, injury, or death suffered by the insured or a member of the insured’s immediate family. Some policies however exclude trip cancellation in the event of war or civil disturbance.

  • Flight Delay/Cancellation Flight delay/cancellation insurance pays for new travel arrangements/flight tickets and in some cases, accommodations and meals. This depends on your provider so read your policy carefully.

  • Medical Insurance Medical insurance covers the cost of transportation in case of emergency medical evacuation, due to injury or sickness. Some medical insurances also cover COVID-19 infections should you get infected after the effective policy date.

You may sometimes end up having to pay up front for your medical services, which will then be reimbursed by your insurance company. In other cases, the insurance company will provide “proof of direct payment” to the healthcare provider.

  • Baggage Loss Baggage loss insures you in case your luggage is lost, delayed, or stolen. It sometimes includes a cash payment if your bags are delayed for more than 12/24 hours after you arrive at your destination.

  • Travel Document Protection Travel document protection insurance covers you so that you can replace a lost passport or other travel documents.

What to do in an Emergency

Seek medical attention if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Troubled breathing
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

If you think you have been exposed to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) or have any of the symptoms mentioned above, seek medical attention immediately.

Virtually Experience the Best Destinations in United Kingdom

Just because we’re staying home doesn’t mean we’ve lost our wanderlust. Join online experiences, from interactive cooking classes to livestream walking tours, no matter where you are in the world.

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  • Tower Bridge
  • Churchill War Rooms
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Kensington Palace

Post COVID International Travel

The word is reopening again. Pockets of movement and travel bubbles have begun to pop up. While the cautious may stick to their own shores and travel domestically, international travel looks to be slowly recovering. In our extensive report linked below, you can learn about each country’s international travel policies, their current status with regards to COVID-19 numbers and the travel regulations in place.

The report also looks at 500+ major tourist attractions around the world and regularly updates their opening dates and rules of visiting in real-time. We also take a close look at how COVID-19 will impact the way we make our travel plans - picking destinations, choosing the right time to visit, packing essentials and more. Click on a link to read more.

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