Travel Corridors Explained
Last updated on October 16, 2020
The pandemic has brought all travel plans in 2020 to a halt, but now the UK government has released a list of destinations that are open for travel. This is what is known as a travel corridor; when neighbouring countries decide to open their borders to one another, allowing their citizens to travel freely between them and avoid a mandatory self-quarantine requirement. Read on to learn more about these destinations and your potential for travel. We will be updating it regularly.
Cyprus: From August 1st, 2020, travellers from the UK are permitted to visit Cyprus, provided that they present a negative coronavirus test (obtained within 72 hours before travel).
Germany: The German Interior Ministry has announced that passengers from the UK do not need to have a compelling reason to enter Germany. Travellers are also not required to self-isolate. Check out our post-lockdown Germany guide for more information on safely travelling in the country.
Gibraltar: Travellers from the UK do not need to self-isolate after arrival, but must provide a completed COVID-19 contact tracing form.
Greece: Travellers from the UK must complete a Passenger Locator Form before departure. A face mask must be worn at all times; on aeroplanes, ferries and in airports. Read more about the new rules on our post-lockdown Greece guide. Update: Travel to Mykonos and Crete are no longer exempted. Travel to the rest of Greece remains exempt.*
Madeira and the Azores: Travellers from the UK have to fill out a traveller questionnaire 12-48 hours prior to departure. A negative COVID-19 test must also be presented, that was carried out within 72 hours before travelling. Check out our post-lockdown Portugal guide for more information on where you can travel to within Portugal, and how they are keeping tourists safe.
Sweden: Travellers from the UK do not have any quarantine obligations in Sweden.
For a more in-depth look, visit our blog on the European destinations that are open.
Antigua and Barbuda: Travellers from the UK must present a negative COVID-19 test on arrival.
Bermuda: Travellers must apply for a Bermuda COVID-19 Travel Authorisation within 3 days prior to departure. Travellers must also provide proof of their accomodation in the country.
Cuba: Travellers can only visit the following islands: Cayo Coco, Cayo Cruz or Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Santa Maria, and Cayo Largo del Sur. Entry by sea is not allowed.
St Lucia: All travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test that was taken within seven days prior to departure. An online registration form must also be completed.
For more information on the lockdown rules per country, check out our state of travel page.
Disclaimer: changes in local policies are continuously unravelling, and we will keep updating the list with more destinations and details. Please be aware that The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Always be sure to check the government guidelines for each country in the list above. As much as we would love to encourage you to plan your next trips, in the current situation, we urge you to be conscious about the consequences and consider risks involved.