UK & Europe

Welcome to our UK and Europe travel page. Here you’ll find the latest updates from airlines, hotels, rail and car hire companies, as well as information on European border restrictions. Our traveller resources also have tips, frequently asked questions and useful links to help you plan and prepare for your next trip so you can get back on the road safely.

Rules and restrictions vary by country and are changing regularly, so if you’re travelling from outside Europe don’t forget to check the latest information on your departure and any transit countries here.  

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Latest News

BULGARIA: Country to require all incoming passengers to take COVID-19 tests

The country's government announced today, 25 January, that all incoming passengers to the country will now be required to present a qualifying, negative COVID-19 PCR test result; this includes arrivals from the European Union (EU). The measures have been taken in an attempt to prevent a rise in new, more contagious variants of the virus. Domestically, the country currently plans to ease other restrictions and re-open secondary schools, shopping malls and gyms from 4 February.
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DENMARK: Additional restrictions for residents from South Africa, UK and UAE

All non-residents entering Denmark must show a worthy cause for travel and proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen test) taken no more than 24 hours before boarding the aircraft. Danish nationals and residents must also present a negative COVID-19 test. Additional entry restrictions apply to residents from the UK and South Africa. Direct flights from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Denmark are banned from 22 to 26 January 2021. Also, COVID-19 tests taken in the UAE between these dates won't be accepted. If you're travelling to Denmark from the UAE on a continuous journey (transferring at one or more airports), you'll have to take a test in another country before boarding the final flight to Denmark.
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SWEDEN: Country's government to suspend entry to passengers from Norway from 25 January 2021

The country's government has announced that from 00.01 (local time) on 25 January it will temporarily suspend entry to all foreign nationals entering Sweden from Norway, in a bit to halt a new COVID-19 variant first discovered in the UK. The measures, which include exemptions for commuters and limited other groups, are set to last until 14 February. Sweden's government is also reportedly considering extending existing bans on entry from the UK and Denmark.
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BELGIUM: Country's government to suspend foreign tourism until 1 March 2021

The country's government has announced that it will be banning both incoming visitors and outbound residents from travel for the purposes of tourism until at least 1 March in order to limit the spread of new variants of COVID-19; the measure will come into effect from 27 January. People will still though be able to cross borders for essential trips, such as for work or for medical treatment. Belgium will also tighten rules on people arriving from Britain, South Africa or South America, where more transmissible variants have been found, with a mandatory 10-day quarantine.
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UNITED KINGDOM: Northern Ireland extends COVID-19 'lockdown' measures until 5 March 2021

The government of Northern Ireland has announced that it will extend current COVID-19 'lockdown' restrictions until at least 5 March, with an interim review scheduled for 18 February. The measures, which include a closure of non-essential retailers and the urging of employees to work from home, began shortly after Christmas. Family gatherings are also prohibited and people have been ordered to stay at home for all but essential reasons.
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Traveller resources

Packing and Preparation

Now, more than ever, it's important to be well prepared before embarking on a trip. Prepare for your next trip with our handy traveller checklist, download the traveller app Sam :] and make sure you've packed everything you need to stay safe and healthy.

In the skies

From touchless check-in kiosks to empty middle seats, air travel post-COVID will look very different. Even the most frequent flyer will have questions and want to know what to expect, so we've answered the most frequently asked questions.

On the ground

Rental car and rail companies are changing their policies to decrease human interaction and touchpoints. Find out what else ground transportation companies are doing to limit the risk of COVID-19.

Accommodation

Hotels around the world are implementing new processes and safety precautions in response to COVID-19. To help prepare for your next trip take a look at our frequently asked questions to discover what measures hotels are taking and what the hotel experience will look like post-pandemic.