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Entering The UK

08 June 2020

Starting today, 8th June, the UK has introduced new measures for entry, including a mandatory 14 day self-isolation. Please be aware of the following requirements and ensure all travellers comply where applicable.


If you’re a resident or visitor travelling to the UK, you must:

  • Complete the following form and provide your journey and contact details before you travel
  • You must remain in the place you are staying for the first 14 days you’re in the UK.

Fines
If you do not complete the journey contact detail form you will be fined £100 and this amount will increase for repeat offences. You may also be fined £1,000 if you refuse to self-isolate and spot checks will be carried out.

UK Rules
There are different self-isolation rules and penalties depending on where you are travelling to in the UK. Please click below for more details:

England
Scotland
Wales
Northern Ireland

Exemptions
If you are travelling from one of the following places and you were there for 14 days or more, you do not need to self-isolate or complete the form:

  • Ireland
  • The Channel Islands
  • The Isle of Man

 

Transiting Passengers
Passengers who are transiting airside and do not pass through UK border control are not required to self-isolate.

There are several other exclusions which mean you do not need to complete the form and self-isolate. For the full list please click here


These regulations are subject to review every three weeks, and we will keep you informed of any changes as and when they happen. If you have any questions or require assistance with new or existing bookings, please contact the team who will be happy to help you.
 

Travel Restriction Updates

13 March 2020

Lebanon update

  • All airlines flying to Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport will not board passengers who have been in the UK, France, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Germany and Spain. This will affect those boarding direct flights from those countries, and those transiting through third countries to Lebanon.
  • Direct flights from the affected countries will then be suspended from 17 March, with the decision reviewed on 23 March.


Mongolia update

  • The FCO advise against all but essential travel to Mongolia.


Vietnam update

  • Travel restrictions continue.
  • There is a high risk for British nationals of being put into 14 days of quarantine, either on arrival or during your trip to Vietnam, regardless of your route. Vietnamese quarantine centres are safe but basic, and not guaranteed to meet Public Health England standards.


Argentina update

  • The Argentine President announced a 30 day suspension of all international flights from the UK, the whole of Europe, the US, China, Japan, South Korea and Iran. This suspension is expected to come into force on 16 March.


Croatia update:

  • The Croatian government announced that it will introduce with immediate effect a compulsory 14 day period of self-isolation for all foreign nationals arriving from the following destinations: the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Netherlands, China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, and Singapore.


Philippines update:

  • The government has announced a travel ban for all foreign nationals coming from countries reporting local transmissions of COVID-19 including the UK.


Uganda update:

  • Travellers arriving from the UK, Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Spain, South Korea, Sweden and USA and are showing symptoms of Coronavirus may be placed in quarantine in a government hospital for 14 days on arrival in the country. Those not showing symptoms will be required to place themselves in self-isolation (at home or at your hotel at your own cost) for 14 days.


If you have made a booking with us that is affected by these restrictions, we will make every effort to keep you fully informed and contact you as soon as possible. Should you have any immediate concerns please do not hesitate to contact your dedicated team.

We continue to monitor the situation.

Keep up to date with all official FCO travel advice

India and Kuwait Entry Changes

12 March 2020

India Travel Advice 
The Government of India has also announced that it will suspend all existing visitor visas for India. This change will come into effect from 12:00 GMT 13th March 2020 to 15th April 2020 at the port of departure.



Kuwait Travel Advice 
The Kuwaiti authorities are no longer allowing non-Kuwaitis to enter Kuwait. Non-Kuwaitis arriving on flights to Kuwait will be required to board the next plane out of Kuwait.
 
If you have made a booking with us that is affected by this, we will make every effort to keep you fully informed and contact you as soon as possible. Should you have any immediate concerns please do not hesitate to contact your dedicated team.
 
We continue to monitor the situation.

Italy placed on lockdown

10 March 2020

Special measures are being imposed across the whole of Italy including travel restrictions and a ban on gatherings in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus.

If you have made a booking with us that is affected by the lockdown, we will make every effort to keep you fully informed and contact you as soon as possible. Should you have any immediate concerns please do not hesitate to contact your dedicated team.

Keep up to date with FCO advice here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Important Update Regarding Coronavirus and Business Travel

04 March 2020

As your Business Travel provider, we are doing everything we can to mitigate the risk and impact that Coronavirus may be having on your business travel. We are continually monitoring this changing situation and the official advice being given, in order to support you in making informed decisions. The continuity of your business travel plans, whilst balanced with the wellbeing of your staff is of the utmost importance to us.

As travel experts, we will support you in making informed decisions around all aspects of your upcoming business travel, supporting you where possible.

Your Account Manager will be in touch with your business to discuss ongoing requirements and the impact Coronavirus may be having. They will provide assistance where needed to aid you in making informed and appropriate decisions, along with any temporary changes to your travel policies. If you require additional support or reporting such as traveller locations, who has travelled recently and where to etc. please request these from your Account Manager who will be happy to action this for you.

Our Business Travel Consultants are on hand to assist you in any changes to existing travel bookings that may be necessary and will look at ways to minimise the financial implications where possible. They can also advise on flexible travel options for future bookings and more general information.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide relevant and timely updates where appropriate. In the meantime, please feel free to contact the team regarding any travel related queries.

Kind Regards,
Clare Collins
Managing Director Corporate Travel



IMPORTANT LINKS

UK Government latest information and advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

WHO  recommendations for international traffic: https://www.who.int/ith/2019-nCoV_advice_for_international_traffic-rev/en/

FCO Travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus  

Australia Update

19 March 2020

From 21:00 (Australia Eastern Daylight Time) on 20 March, all travellers will be stopped from entering Australia except for Australian citizens or permanent residents. British nationals who are permanent residents and are currently outside of Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Australia.

Coronavirus: Travel ban from mainland Europe to US

12 March 2020

Donald Trump has suspended all flights from mainland Europe to the US for 30 days following the spread of coronavirus cases across the continent. The sanctions will come into effect from midnight on Friday (EST) for 30 days.
 
Travel from the UK and Ireland is exempt.
 
If you have made a booking with us that is affected by the lockdown, we will make every effort to keep you fully informed and contact you as soon as possible. Should you have any immediate concerns please do not hesitate to contact your dedicated team.
 
We continue to monitor the situation.

Czech Republic Travel Advice

12 March 2020

The Czech government has declared a 30-day State of Emergency from midnight 13 March, (between Friday 13 March and Saturday 14 March). Citizens from Germany, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Norway, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, China, South Korea, Iran and the UK are all banned from entering the country. Czech citizens have also been barred from entering these countries.

If you have made a booking with us that is affected by this, we will make every effort to keep you fully informed and contact you as soon as possible. Should you have any immediate concerns please do not hesitate to contact your dedicated team.

We continue to monitor the situation.

Flybe Enters Administration

05 March 2020

Airline Flybe entered administration on 5th March 2020 and has ceased trading, resulting in all flights being grounded.

If you are due to fly with Flybe, please do not travel to the airport unless you have alternative flights arranged with another airline.

If you have a flight with another airline that includes a Flybe flight, please contact the airline you booked with or your travel consultant to confirm if there is any impact on your travel plans.

If you have made a booking with us that is affected we will make every effort to keep you fully informed and contact you as soon as possible. Should you have any immediate concerns please do not hesitate to contact your dedicated team.

FCO Advise Against All Travel To and From China

29 January 2020

The FCO continue to advise against all travel to Hubei Province, and now advise against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China (not including Hong Kong and Macao). The Chinese government continue to impose further restrictions on movement within China in response to the coronavirus outbreak. It may become harder over the coming weeks for those who wish to leave China to do so. If you feel that you may want to leave China soon, you should consider making plans to do so before any further restrictions may be imposed.

British Airways today have cancelled all flights to and from mainland China. If you have a flight booked to or from mainland China, we recommend you contact your travel consultant at CT Business Travel to make alternative arrangements.

For the latest updates from the FCO, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china/www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

We continue to monitor the situation.

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