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Where can I travel to now? Your travel questions answered

With lockdown restrictions easing across the UK, many people are looking forward to being able to travel abroad again. So before you book your next trip, we have the answers to all your travel questions.

This page was last updated on 22nd October 2020.

 

Which operators are currently flying from Manchester?

Where can I go on holiday now?

Will I need to self-isolate when I arrive at my destination?

Will I need to self-isolate when I return?

What health checks or forms will I need to complete?

What should I do if I believe I may have COVID-19 symptoms?

What if I am returning to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

 

Which operators are currently flying from Manchester?

Over the last few weeks more and more flights have started to resume operations. Here is the latest list of operators that are currently flying from Manchester Airport:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aer Lingus
  • Air France
  • Air Malta
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Eastern Airways
  • easyJet
  • Emirates
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Eurowings
  • Finnair
  • Iran Air
  • KLM
  • Loganair
  • Lufthansa
  • Pegasus
  • PIA
  • Qatar Airways
  • Ryanair
  • SAS Scandinavian Airlines
  • Swiss Airlines
  • TUI
  • Turkish Airlines

Where can I go on holiday now?

On 4th July 2020 the UK government lifted restrictions on non-essential travel to certain countries. These countries have been assessed as not presenting an unacceptably high risk to British people travelling abroad.

These countries are:

Europe

  • Canary Islands (as of 4.00am Saturday 25/10/20)
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark (as of 4.00am Saturday 25/10/20)
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece (not including Tinos from 4.00am Wednesday 09/09/20. Lesvos, Santorini, Serifos and Zakynthos return to the list as of 4.00am Saturday 10/10/20. Crete to be added as of 4.00am Saturday 18/10/20. Mykonos as of 4.00am Saturday 25/10/20)
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein (until 4.00am Saturday 25/10/20)
  • Lithuania
  • Norway
  • Portugal (Madeira and the Azores only)
  • Serbia

Americas 

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Martinique
  • South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • St Vincent and The Grenadines

Asia-Pacific

  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives (as of 4.00am Saturday 25/10/20)
  • New Zealand
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna

Antarctica

  • British Antarctic Territory

Please be aware that no travel is risk-free. Please ensure you’ve read the Manchester Airport Coronavirus travel guidelines and the travel advice for your destination, and be aware that disruption and changes are still possible.

 

Will I need to self-isolate when I arrive at my destination?

While the countries listed above are deemed to not be an unnecessarily high risk for British travellers, each country will have different rules about travelling. Please refer to this list and choose your destination from the list to see what will be required when you arrive.

From 5th October 2020, all international travellers to Pakistan will be required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of the start of travel. For more information please visit: https://covid.gov.pk/intl_travellers/current_policies

Will I need to self-isolate when I return?

“Travel corridors” are being introduced from 10th July 2020. If you are returning to England from one of the “travel corridor” countries and you have not visited or stopped in any other country or territory in the preceding 14 days, you will not be required to self-isolate when you return.

Countries in the travel corridor are:

  • Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • The Canary Islands (as of 4.00am Saturday 25/10/20)
  • Cayman Islands
  • The Channel Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark (as of 4.00am Saturday 25/10/20)
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Gibraltar
  • Germany
  • Greece (not including Tinos from 4.00am Wednesday 09/09/20. Lesvos, Santorini, Serifos and Zakynthos return to the list as of 4.00am Saturday 10/10/20. Crete to be added as of 4.00am Saturday 18/10/20. Mykonos as of 4.00am Saturday 25/10/20)
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • the Isle of Man
  • Italy (until 4.00am Saturday 18/10/20)
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein (until 4.00am Saturday 25/10/20)
  • Lithuania
  • Macao (Macau)
  • Malaysia
  • The Maldives (as of 4.00am Saturday 25/10/20)
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  • Portugal (Madeira and the Azores only)
  • San Marino (until 4.00am Saturday 18/10/20)
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • South Korea
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • St Barthélemy
  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • Taiwan
  • Vatican City State (until 4.00am Saturday 18/10/20)
  • Vietnam

(This list may be added to over the coming days following further discussions between the UK and international partners.)

However, if you travel to any countries outside of the travel corridor, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on your return to England. If you have travelled back via a country on the travel corridors list, the time spent here counts towards your 14 days of self-isolation.

 

What health checks or forms will I need to complete?

Before your arrival back into the UK, you will need to complete a passenger locator form. This can be completed 48 hours before your arrival back in the UK. You will need to show a copy of your form when you arrive at the UK border, either by printing it or showing it on a device. This information will be used by the government to contact you if someone you travelled with develops COVID-19 symptoms.

 

What should I do if I believe I may have COVID-19 symptoms?

If you believe you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not travel. If you develop symptoms while travelling, please inform airport or cabin staff.

 

What if I am returning to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

These rules only apply to arrivals in England. Information for travel into Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be published by the Devolved Administrations.

 

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