At this challenging time, ANTOR is committed to helping the industry to get back on its feet and re-start the economy. Tourism can be a platform for overcoming the pandemic. By bringing people together, tourism can promote solidarity and trust – crucial ingredients in advancing global cooperation that is so urgently needed at this time. ANTOR encourages destinations to put in place protocols of high hygiene standards and social distancing that allow visitors to enjoy the new travel experiences to be discovered during the covid recovery period in low-risk areas.
ANTOR wishes to remind travelers to always remain vigilant and respectful of each destination’s covid protocols including the UK and Ireland's. It is easy when traveling on holiday to relax and forget the troubles of the world but until further notice, we need to be more sensitive to the global pandemic and how to avoid transmitting it. Make informed choices, check the FCO travel warnings, health, and insurance requirements before you book and before you travel. Together we can still enjoy safe travel experiences.
As we ease out of lockdown, it’s good to know there’s a getaway destination on your doorstep for a long lazy holiday or short break. Closer to home, Jersey is the perfect staycation to rebalance and from the 26 April 2021, we look forward to welcoming back visitors from the UK and Crown Dependencies again.
Jersey falls within the UK’s Common Travel Area. So visitors do not need to complete the UK Government Travel Declaration Form for travel to the island, however you will need to follow Jersey’s Safer Travel Guidance, adhering to testing and isolation requirements.
Before departure visitors should ensure they have the following:
Regions within the UK are now categorised into three bands (Green, Amber and Red) with different testing and isolation requirements when arriving into Jersey.
Visitors to Jersey can opt to provide evidence of a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test conducted in their country of departure, replacing the need for a Day 0 test. Full details of this option can be found here.
From 26 April, anyone arriving in Jersey from the UK or the other Crown Dependencies, will have to provide their travel history in advance, through the online portal, and undertake PCR tests on arrival and on days 5 and 10 after arriving. All other countries, including Ireland and mainland Europe, will remain under the red 10-day isolation regime.
The red, amber and green classifications will be reintroduced for travel to Jersey from all other destinations no earlier than Monday 17 May, when the United Kingdom reintroduces international travel.
Anyone arriving in Jersey before 26 April will be classified as Red and will have to isolate until they receive a negative PCR test on Day 10.
Anyone whose test result is positive will have to isolate for 14 days, in line with Public Health guidance.
The Tunisian government announced that travellers from all countries, including the UK, no longer have to self-isolate at a government-approved hotel for 14 days on arrival. Travellers must instead self-isolate at their accommodation (or their hotel) for 48 hours from their arrival and then take a COVID-19 PCR test.
with effect from yesterday, all travellers from the United Kingdom are allowed to enter Tunisia if they fulfil the following requirements :
It is to be noted that:
These requirements remain in effect until March 28, the date of the next update.
Nassau Paradise Island is, and has always been, committed to the health and safety of our guests. To make your visit a comfortable, relaxing, and safe one, our partner hotels and resorts are adhering to or exceeding best practices recommended by The Bahamas Ministry of Health, World Health Organization (WHO), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our new guidelines include enhanced hotel cleaning and sanitation practices and guest protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Bahamas is now open to visitors although not on the UK government's list of safe destinations yet. Individual hotel and resort opening dates may vary. As of Monday 1st November the following measures apply:
Effective 1 November 2020, The Bahamas will require all travelers to:
In addition, beginning 14 November 2020, all visitors will be required to opt-in to mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when applying for their Health Travel Visa. The insurance will cover travellers for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas including medical treatment and hospitalisation due to Covid. However, the policy does not cover Medical Evacuations and Repatriations to countries outside of the US and Canada. Please ensure that your own travel insurance would cover this in the eventuality that you need to be repatriated as a result of Covid.
We will continue to keep this page up-to-date with the latest visitor information so you’ll know exactly what to expect when you travel to The Bahamas.
Please visit Bahamas.com/travelupdates for important information before booking your trip.
We’ve missed you, we’re ready to welcome you, and we can’t wait to see you soon!
NEWSFLASH! Grand Hyatt Baha Mar will open its doors on 17th December and looks forward to welcoming guests back #ReturnToSpectacular
Flanders and Brussels are ready, willing and able to welcome visitors. As you would expect,some additional measures are currently in place, in order to ensure the safety of everyone. For the latest information, see   Welcome to the VisitFLANDERS Trade Covid-19 Website | VISITFLANDERS
Below are some key points in place:
If you are travelling to Flanders, Brussels or elsewhere in Belgium for a duration of 48 hours or more, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form, within the 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium.
Wearing of a mask is compulsory for anyone over the age of 12 in confined public spaces, including shops, museums, theatres, on public transport, when moving about in restaurants, and in streets and other public areas in some cities; it is therefore recommended to carry a mask with you at all times. People are expected to keep a social distance of 1.5m (5ft).
Most visitor attractions, bars, restaurants and cafés are now open, with extra safety measures. Some museums/galleries are only accepting visitors with advance reservations, therefore please check in advance the measures in place at specific places you plan to visit. It is strongly recommended to make reservations for restaurants.
Click here for more detailed information regarding the safety measures in place across Belgium. It is also advisable to check the guidelines/requirements for travel from your own country’s government.
We hope to welcome you soon, with twice the heart, love and hospitality. As ever, you are most welcome!
The Dominican Republic Travel Resource Center is an initiative from the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic (MITUR), in partnership with the country’s entire tourism industry to deliver accurate information to future visitors with the goal of assisting them in making future travel decisions to the Dominican Republic.
The mission of the Travel Resource Center is to engage in an open conversation with potential travellers to the Dominican Republic, giving them all the tools, guidance and peace of mind they need in the short and mid-term to select a destination. It is the best and most innovative way to deliver relevant, useful, and timely information to visitors with current reservations or those in the planning process.
The platform allows visitors to listen to industry updates from trusted industry sources and provides live assistance via chat to any questions that they might have.
At the Dominican Republic, our guests’ well-being has always been our priority. This has not changed. That is why we are hard at work to ensure that all future travel to the Dominican Republic is a safe and pleasurable experience. Please see our Safe Travels and Bureau Veritas certified Covid-19 protocols: https://www.drtravelcenter.com/ and Free Covid-19 Health Coverage Plan:https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus/
In Denmark, people are expected to keep their distance, sanitize their hands, and currently face masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces, including shops. Visitors should be aware that there may be different restrictions in place in different parts of Denmark, and that border restrictions vary depending on their country of residence. All visitors are encouraged to check the latest restrictions before they travel on https://coronasmitte.dk/en.
A new scheme has been introduced to the Danish hospitality industry, called SAFE TO VISIT, which includes a range of guidelines that companies should live up to, such as safe distance and hygiene.
Find out more about life in Denmark during COVID-19 on https://www.visitdenmark.com/denmark/travel-essentials/safe-travel-denmark.
For current information on visiting destination Germany during the Coronavirus crisis
FAQ's visit the German Embassy website
Specific Information for each Federal States protocols for handling Coronavirus can be found in the Corona Navigator
For up to date infromation please visit our trave update page HERE
These are extraordinary times. The situation surrounding coronavirus naturally is front and centre for all of us right now, and we sincerely hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.
For up to date information on the current situation in Austria, please visit our website here. We have also transformed our customer-facing website into a portal for exciting online and virtual experiences. Visit Mozart's home in Salzburg or discover Innsbruck's highlights. Just the right thing if you feel like escaping and travelling to Austria.
Click HERE to find out about the latest safety measures that have been implemented when visiting The Rock.
Gibraltar’s safety has always been an important attraction for our visitors. Now more than ever it is important that visitors feel secure with us, when they decide to visit our magnificent destination.
All updated information is found on our website:
Aruba’s diligent reopening will happen in phases, monitored closely by the Government of Aruba and the Department of Public Health, and the following are the most recently updated reopening dates by region and country:
June 15, 2020 – Bonaire & Curacao
July 1, 2020 - Canada
July 1, 2020 - Europe
July 1, 2020 - The Caribbean (Excluding the Dominican Republic & Haiti)
July 10, 2020 – The United States of America
Official opening dates for other markets, including South America and Central America, have yet to be determined.
Key health and safety protocol highlights below
The link to our website may also help with any other details https://www.aruba.com/uk/traveler-health-requirements
Please see link to Taiwan FCO Advisory - https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/taiwan
See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel. Also visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for further updates - https://www.mofa.gov.tw/en/theme.aspx?n=635352E3900FFF8E&s=8A33013523400F35&sms=BCDE19B435833080
There is a temporary entry ban in place for non-essential travels to the EU via Sweden until 31 August, but travel from another EU country, a country part of the EEA, UK and Switzerland to Sweden is possible.
For more information, please visit:
Sweden currently has no quarantine obligation for travelers. For more information about preventive measures recommended in Sweden, please visit the FAQ page of Public Health Agency of Sweden.
In general, the Swedish society has not been closed down to the same extent as many other countries. This involves for example the following:
Still, physical distancing applies and all businesses in Sweden must take precaution to reduce the risk of spreading covid-19. Read more about what physical distancing means and what measures to take at the covid-19 page of Public Health Agency of Sweden.
Please check our website
Grenada Travel Advisory Welcome to Pure Safe Travels
The travel advisory of Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean
We want to keep you informed of what is required to visit the islands of Grenada, Carriacou, & Petite Martinique during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following measures are in place for your safe and comfortable visit to Grenada.
What do I do before travel to Grenada?
Categorization of Countries for the Purposes of the Phased Reopening of Borders:
Low Risk- CARICOM Countries
Medium Risk- Canada, UK and other EU Countries
High Risk- Countries with active and widespread transmission
Requirements for Travelling From Low Risk Countries- Entry from July 15
Requirements for Travelling From Medium Risk Countries- Entry from August 1
**Limited movement-stay at approved accommodation, using certified transportation, visiting certified attraction sites and staying away from mass gatherings**
Requirements for Travelling From High Risk Countries (USA) – TBD
What are the associated costs of traveling to Grenada?
First Mandatory Rapid and /or PCR Test: Free
Additional Rapid Test: $30.00 USD
PCR Tests: $150.00 USD
State-approved quarantine: $50.00USD per night (does not include meals, and is subject to availability)
What will be required on arrival to Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport?
On arrival in Grenada, you must wear face masks, adhere to physical distancing of 6 feet and use hand sanitizer. You will be met by Health Officials whom will conduct next steps according to the region you are travelling from. Temperature checks will also be conducted.
How do I get to my accommodation?
A Grenada Airports Authority dispatcher will be responsible for all airport transfers and the logging of transportation details.
How do I go about my visit in Grenada?
All Tourism Enterprises must be inspected and certified by the Ministry of Health and Tourism personnel must be trained and certified in the new health and safety protocols established. Every Tourism business will need this certification to operate so you can always request to see the certification.
What rules of engagement do I need to practice while in Grenada?
Every visitor will be required to be familiar with and comply with the regulations as it relates to the new health and safety standards that apply to Grenadians. For example, everyone is required to wear a face covering in public places and practice social distancing of 2 meters (6ft) at this time.
For further updates please visit the Ministry of Health site https://covid19.gov.gd.
We appreciate that you want to be safe and secure as well as enjoy a relaxing time in our beautiful Spice Island destination. We wish you a pleasant stay in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
NB: Kindly note that travel entry arrangements may vary from time to time as they are under constant review
You can now visit the Netherlands without having to quarantine on arrival from the UK or Ireland.
Whilst in the Netherlands face masks must be worn on all public transport including planes and ferries. 1.5m social distancing is in place (2 arms' length). Accommodation must be booked in advance of travel. Many attractions are operating with time slots and limited availability, meaning that you need to book tickets in advance of visiting them. e.g. Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Please visit this website for up to date information from the Dutch government:
Miami is reopening and ready to be explored and rediscovered.
Here is what you need to know to help plan some fun family activities as Miami's main attractions, beaches, golf courses, museums and more re-open. Get out and enjoy Miami Seaquarium and Zoo Miami with the kids, head out to Everglades National Park for some hiking or kayaking, or just hit the beach for a much needed vitamin D fix. No matter your type of adventure, Miami is ready for you.
For the full details, click here
Israel's Covid-19 Policies:
Israel is currently not allowing international visitors and no date has been given for re-opening. When it does open up, visitors will find every precaution for minimising the spread of the virus is being taken.
For all the latest from the Israel Ministry of Health, please refer to this link: https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus-en/
For the latest FCO Advice about Israel, please use this link: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/israel
You can also find details in the document section that lists the requirements Israeli businesses must follow in order to open.
From 4 July, Japan is exempt from the UK FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. However, foreign nationals who have visited any of 129 designated countries/regions including the UK within the last 14 days are currently unable to enter Japan, other than in exceptional circumstances. Visitors may be subject to undergoing of a PCR test and to self-isolation for 14 days on arrival at a designated location.
The Government of Japan intends to tentatively permit an entry into Japan for business travellers from the 14 countries/regions in the Asia Pacific regions where the spread of infections is comparatively contained.
While wearing face masks and keeping personal hygiene are standard practice in Japan, a number of guidelines in different sectors have been introduced in an effort to ensure that a steady return to travel is as safe and responsible as possible.
Please read the full article introducing hygiene and social distancing measures taken below.
- Travel etiquette in Japan: https://www.japan.travel/en/uk/blog/a-new-normal-travel-etiquette-and-updated-guidelines-for-travel-within-japan/
- Airline safety initiatives: https://www.japan.travel/en/uk/blog/the-future-of-flying-airline-safety-initiatives-for-a-new-era-of-travel/
For the latest COVID-19 related information, visit our red alert page here