Travel Update Feb 24 2021

 

 TRAVEL UPDATE

24th February 2021

Dear Customer,

Please find below updated information regarding Quarantine Requirements in the United Kingdom and Canada.

 

UK GOVERNMENT QUARANTINE UPDATE FOR INBOUND PASSENGER

As we continue to adapt to the evolving requirements surrounding travel, we would like to reiterate the latest information which will impact all passengers travelling into the UK.
The UK Government announced further measures at the UK border effective as of 15 February 2021. These include:

  • Government secured hotel isolation requirement for all arrivals from the 33 countries on the UK government's red list. If you have been in or through any of the 33 countries in the previous 10 days, you will be refused entry to the UK, unless you are a British or Irish National or have residence rights in the UK, where you will be required to quarantine in a government approved hotel for 10 days.
  • Passengers arriving from all countries will be required to take Covid-19 tests on day 2 and day 8 of their quarantine period.
  • Significant penalties imposed if passengers do not accurately disclose they are returning from a red list country.

 

These measures are in addition to the current requirements for mandatory pre-flight Covid-19 testing.
The Scottish Government also announced that all inbound passengers whose journey originated internationally, including those transiting via an airport in England, will be required to undergo supervised hotel quarantine for 10 days.
British Airways will be required to ask impacted passengers for proof of their quarantine package booking at check-in and may deny boarding if this is not provided. For more information, please visit the UK Government's website.

 

NEW ENTRY AND QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS IN CANADA

Effective February 22, 2021 in addition to providing a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test, all customers arriving in Canada must take two COVID-19 molecular tests-one on arrival at the airport and one as part of an at-home test kit to be completed later in the quarantine period.
Before traveling to Canada, travellers must also book and pay for a three-night stay in a government-authorized accommodation where they will remain until receiving the results from their first test.
Travellers connecting to another destination within Canada, they must take their test on arrival and complete the mandatory hotel stay at their first point of entry into Canada. If they receive a negative test result, they can continue to their final destination within Canada and complete the remainder of their quarantine there. If the results of the first test are positive, the traveller will be moved to a federal designated quarantine facility to complete the balance of their quarantine.
If they are connecting to an onward international destination, they are exempt from this requirement, as long as they remain in the secure terminal area.
Only certain travelers will be exempt from the arrival testing and mandatory hotel stay. For more details, please visit the Government of Canada's travel assistance site.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Before flight to Canada

  • Rebook your connecting flight.
  • Travellers are to download the free ArriveCAN mobile app.
  • Travellers must take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to the departure of their flight.
  • Travellers must reserve their room at a government-authorized accommodation for three nights.

There will be a number of hotels to choose from, located near each of the four international airports in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. Travellers can go to travel.gc.ca on how to book their hotel.

 

At arrival in Canada
Travellers will need to:

  • Complete their COVID-19 test at the airport.
  • Proceed immediately from the airport to their reserved government-authorized accommodation.
  • Receive the results from their COVID-19 test and take action accordingly.
  • Complete the remainder of their mandatory 14-day quarantine and complete their test kit as instructed later in their quarantine.

 

 
Thank you for your continued support. We will share further updates as they arise. Do reach out to us in case of any inquiries or clarifications.

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