Quarantine-free travel to resume on 19 July for fully vaccinated passengers returning from amber list countries.
For UK travellers if you are fully vaccinated it seems there will be a lift on the quarantine restriction for amber countries. This will open up a lot more travel into Europe and elsewhere for UK tourists. A summer holiday will become a bit more realistic for those who have had both vaccinations and do not mind taking the PCR tests.
If you are now planning your holiday and requirement organising medical oxygen supply – our team at OxygenWorldwide are here to help!
This week we have seen the travel doors given the green light for UK to arrive in the Balearic Islands. Travellers have the good news that fully vaccinated or negative test will allow entry onto the islands. There is growing concern and pressure to open up travel corridors and also tourism but also with Covid cases on the increase to also be very careful on regulations and guidelines.
Ibiza, Menorca, Majorca and Formentera will be hot destinations to travel to for English Tourists looking to get some summer sun.
The announcement also includes other destinations such as the Caribbean islands that are going on the green list are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Lockdown is easing within the UK. Travel is now back on the map but what is the traffic light system, how does it work and where can I go?
The new traffic light system is divided into green, amber and red which all have different rules and regulations on quarantine, testing and entry requirements.
As of May 17th 2021
Green: A test is required up to 72 hours before returning to the UK One PCR test on or before day two of arrival in England or Wales No quarantine unless a test is positive.
The countries at time of this article are:
Portugal Israel Singapore Australia New Zealand Brunei Iceland Gibraltar Falkland Islands Faroe Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands St Helena, Tristan de Cunha, Ascension Island
Amber: One pre-departure test. Quarantine at home for 10 days on arrival in England or Wales PCR test required on days two and eight of quarantine Amber countries include: Spain Greece France, and many more in Europe
Red: One pre-departure test On arrival, passengers must quarantine in a hotel for 10 days PCR test required on days two and eight of quarantine These countries include: Maldives Turkey Nepal Brazil South Africa India
For medical oxygen users you will still require to plan in advance and the earlier the better to make sure your requirement for supplementary oxygen can be arranged, organised and agreed. The OxygenWorldwide team can take all your details and send a proposal over to you. Any queries when travelling with medical oxygen can be asked with our teams.
Contact our team here for your medical oxygen travel needs and up to date information. As we are aware the rules and regulations will change as well as the traffic light system and its countries within it.
If you are recently new to lung problems due to contracting COVD-19 then do not worry. Even thought you may need extra support with medical oxygen, we have been experts for well over 20 years! Travelling currently has many restrictions in place as the world prepares to ease lockdown rules. This will vary by country and rules consistently change as the situation continues to be monitored.
BUT the good news is that if you are a medical oxygen user we can help arrange travel for you.
IMPORTANT Information: Due to Coronavirus regulations outbound travel is only allowed in accordance with your guidelines in your country. OxygenWorldwide can send you documentation prior to travel but will need dates of intended travel and required medical forms that you are a medical oxygen patient.
This article information is as of publish date so please do check all regulations or contact us for the latest advice here.
You may have heard this in the UK press recently and wondering what this means? This loophole has been discovered for UK residents who own second homes. Many UK residents have holiday homes or second homes across Europe such as Spain, France and Italy. Lots of UK residents who have enjoyed their time split between being close to loved ones in the UK and also enjoying an extended holiday or summer months in warmer climates over the years.
The last 12 months has meant many have not been able to enjoy this as flights or travel was not permitted. Now the UK prepares to ease lockdown with its roadmap planned out there is a loophole for all those second home owners, but what is it?
All UK residents can travel to their second home if the reason is to prepare it for sale or rental reasons. This will come into force this week on step 1 of the latest roadmap allowing certain reasons to travel.
You may be wondering why it is called the ‘Stanley Johnson Loophole’ and it is connected to Boris Johnson’s father who travelled to his Greek villa to make it ‘COVID-proof’ which breached the guidelines at the time in summer 2020.
Below is what has been published that is an appropriate reason to travel to your second home:
– Visiting an estate agent – Visiting a show home – Viewing a property or several – Preparing to move into a property – If you need to travel for study – If you are participating in an elite sport event
Currently travel from the UK carries a fine if rules are broken and although summer holidays for many now seems to not include getting on a plane to another country; will this loophole if still allowed mean for some they will be able to hop on a plane and get to their second home to prepare, buy or sell a property?
If you are considering your trip abroad then it takes time to organise especially when you need to arrange your medical oxygen. The task could seem daunting if it is an international trip. Trying to arrange medical needs in another country and another language creates a barrier and also you have to get this right.
The team at OxygenWorldwide speak multiple languages and use trusted supplier networks across the globe. This service takes the stress and worry out of planning your next vacation to an international destination.
You can simply sit back and dream about your holiday whilst OxygenWorldwide take care of all your medical oxygen needs. To also ensure your confidence the team are on hand to be contacted 24/7 so even when you arrive at your destination you are not alone.
If you are planning a trip please do contact the team here.
It may seem a confusing time in regards to restrictions, guidelines and rules but the world is your oyster. If you maintain your safety and others you can still enjoy a vacation. Going away after all these times will feel like a breathe of fresh air you need after being indoors for the past few months. Even if you are planning next years’ travel plans this is OK as you can plan to take a much needed extended holiday trip. Maybe you want to travel the world a bit and see various places after missing out this year. It is the perfect opportunity to research, plan and book your holiday – plus it will give us something to look forward to.
Even when travelling with medical oxygen you may think there are not many places you can travel – but you are wrong. The team at OxygenWorldwide have over 20 years experience and can help arrange oxygen therapy across the world in over 130 countries.
If you have always wanted to see and discover new places, cultures of just want something different for your next adventure. Then go for it!!! Plan and research today for when you are ready to fly, boat or train across the countries of this world. There is so much to see when we are all ready.
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Face coverings are becoming part of the everyday outfit now for most European citizens. Many have been advised to wear these face coverings to protect yourself and others. The UK has just announced that they must too wear a face covering when go into a shop or supermarket or they will be fined. There are several arguments for and against’on or off’, what do you think?
Here are a few of the outlined arguments against:
Wearing a mask may inhibit breathing for those who already have respiratory problems
Dirty masks (as people may not wash them) can help spread more germs
It makes people feel invincible and therefore defeats the object
Here are a few of the outlined arguments for:
Protect yourself and others from catching anything infectious
Duty of care to health workers to keep safe at all times
China has already had wearing masks as a norm – even stylish that now it is selfish to not wear a mask especially if you feel ill, plus protects people from pollution
Let us know your opinion in the comments…
YES – You find it MORE SAFE to travel now nearly everybody has to wear a face mask or covering NO – Although other people wear face masks or coverings, you may feel this puts you off and won’t travel as it does NOT make you feel safer than before.
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There are so many options to travel with sea, air, plane, train or even a mixture and you have the decision on which mode of transport is best suited to your needs, budgets and time at your chosen holiday destination. But you can always be confident that your medical oxygen will arrive safely even if your journey may have been late, stressful. Do not worry at all here at OxygenWorldwide the team work hard to make sure you have everything oxygen related where and when it should be.
No matter how you get to your chosen destination you can be safe in the fact that your medical oxygen is in place before you arrive.
What steps should you take once your holiday has been booked?