Welcome to our Covid-19 Information Hub
We've curated all the latest information on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in one place to help you make informed decisions about wellness travel.
The Impact on Travel
International Air Travel Falls
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have reported that a staggering 174 million travel and tourism jobs could be lost in 2020 if barriers to travel remain in place.
Analysis shows that should current travel restrictions be removed sooner, globally, a staggering 31 million jobs could be saved by the end of 2020.
Prolonged travel restrictions could also eliminate $4.7 trillion in the sector’s contribution to global GDP, equating to a loss of 53% compared to 2019.
Over the summer, as travel corridors began to be formed and restrictions began to ease, many travellers welcomed the opportunity to book much-needed holidays only to have them curtailed by last minute restrictions including border closes, being taken of the travel corridor list and the introduction of quarantine measures.
The travel industry has consistently called for decreased or removed quarantine times in line with mass testing to grant greater travel access and help the industry to recover.
Changing Consumer Behaviour
Here at Health and Fitness Travel, we've seen a rise, where restrictions have allowed, in clients taking extended wellness holidays in our more remote luxury destinations with some even chartering private jets to access retreats in a safer, more efficient way.
We've also seen a rise in those choosing to holiday domestically - opting for staycation retreats that help to boost fitness, wellbeing and immunity on soil closer to home.
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Essential Travel Advice
For the very latest information on UK travel restrictions and requirements, please visit the Government's Foreign Travel Advice page.
UK travel restrictions are currently rapidly changing, with bans in place for much of Europe due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a national lockdown now in place.
From the 18th January 2021, all arrivals to the UK will need to have been tested for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. Exemptions apply for those travelling from St Lucia, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda until the 21st January.
Travellers from the Falkland Islands and St Helena are exempted permanently.
Following a negative result, the period of self-isolation will be over. If you do not take a test within 5 days of your return, you will have to isolate for the full 10 day period.
The isolation period when returning from countries not on the government's travel quarantine list will be reduced from 14 to 10 days as of Monday 14th December.
- A negative COVID-19 test for entry
- Self-isolation or quarantining upon arrival subject to original destination and travel corridors
- Social distancing measures and reinforcement that may restrict services
- Masks to be worn on airplanes and in some countries, all public places unless medically exempt
- Temperature or thermal camera checks
- Completion and submission of passenger locator forms or similar for contact tracing in the event of an outbreak
You Should Not Travel If:
- Are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms or have done in the last 7 days
- Are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms
- Are sharing a household or support bubble with anyone who has experienced coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days
- Have been advised by NHS Test & Trace to self-isolate