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Travel Update

Following the English government's removal of the traffic light system - which commenced on 4 October - there is now just a single red list. All countries not on this list are considered green and clear for travel. There is no longer an amber list.

What do the different lists mean?

Non-Red: You can travel to these destinations as long as the FCDO advise permits UK residents to travel, and no isolation is needed on return to the UK! Pre-holiday tests may be required, depending on the protocols of your holiday destination.

If you're double vaccinated, from the 24 October, you no longer have to take a PCR test upon arriving back in the UK. Instead, just a lateral flow test is required. You will be able to take photographs of your negative lateral flow results and booking reference supplied by the provider and send it back to prove you have not contracted COVID-19. Fully vaccinated travellers also no longer have to take a pre-departure lateral flow test up to 72 hours before boarding UK-bound flights.

Those that are not fully vaccinated will still need to take a PCR test on day two after arriving and quarantine for 10 days at home.

Red: These are countries that are strongly advised against visiting, from which returning travellers must pay for a 10-day quarantine in a hotel, as well as a pre-departure test and two PCR tests.

Where can I travel to?

The destinations on the government's 'free to travel' list that are featured in the Elegant Resorts portfolio, include...

- Anguilla
- Barbados
- Bermuda
- British Virgin Islands
- Canada
- Croatia
- Cyprus
- France
- Greece
- Grenada
- Indonesia
- Italy
- Maldives
- Mauritius
- Mexico
- Montenegro
- Oman
- Portugal
- Rwanda
- Seychelles
- South Africa
- Spain
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- Tanzania
- Thailand
- Turkey
- UAE - including Dubai and Abu Dhabi

...and many more!

Ask your Luxury Travel Specialist for what is required for each destination. The above details were updated following the latest government announcement on 7 October. We endeavour to update this page as soon as possible following any government changes. For the most up-to-date list of destinations and further information on international travel, visit The FCDO Travel Advice website by clicking by clicking here.

Do I still need a COVID test before I travel? How do I get one?

Whether you need a COVID test before you travel depends on the destination you are visiting. Many destinations, however, do not require this if travellers are fully vaccinated. Of course, we'll be happy to recommend a list of companies that can assist with this at a discounted rate. Just speak to your Luxury Travel Specialist for more information.

What if I book a holiday and my chosen destination gets moved to the red list? Or what if my plans are impacted by COVID in another way?

We're all aware of just how quickly things can change when it comes to COVID, and so we're dedicated to providing you with complete peace of mind when booking your next luxury holiday. Our Elegant Promise pledges to keep all trips Flexible, Adaptable, Protected. Enjoy lower deposits, rightful refunds, no amendment fees, price matches and late balance payments.

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