As more and more Brits get vaccinated, talk is turning to potential loosening of quarantine restrictions for those who have had both jabs, and all eyes will be on the next travel review, expected Thursday June 24.
However, for the moment, most countries are still on the UK’s amber list, meaning travel for leisure is not allowed.
And as Covid cases soar here – particularly in regards to the Delta variant – the future of international travel for Brits is looking uncertain.
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Many people are eager to once again enjoy the freedoms of international travel, but with so much uncertainty it is unclear when this will be.
Here is the latest Foreign Office travel advice for Barbados, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas.
Barbados is currently on the amber travel list, meaning travel is advised against.
All arrivals into Barbados from the UK must prevent a negative PCR Covid test taken no more than three days in advance of your flight’s arrival.
All passengers must also submit an Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) card 24 hours prior to travel, to which they should upload their negative test result via www.travelform.gov.bb. The BIMSafe app can also be used.
If you are unvaccinated, you must quarantine at approved facilities, and are required to undergo a second PCR test five days after arrival. You will need to remain in your hotel room and may be required to wear an electronic tracking bracelet until you receive the results of your second test.
For those who have been fully vaccinated (two doses administered more than 14 days prior to arrival), you must still isolate and have another test – but this can be a rapid PCR test, and travellers are advised to book two nights’ accommodation to accommodate this.
Before checking in for a flight to Jamaica, you must get authorisation to enter from the Visit Jamaica website.
There is currently a ban on all flights arriving in Jamaica from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Paraguay, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago until June 30.
All travellers 12 years and older must present a negative Covid test or Antigen test taken within 72 hours of travel.
For more information on quarantine rules once you arrive, see here.
Like Jamaica and Barbados, the Dominican Republic is on the UK’s amber travel list.
However, unlike Jamaica and Barbados, travellers from the UK do not need to present a negative Covid test on arrival in the Dominican Republic.
All passengers will have their temperature checked on arrival, and authorities will administer a rapid diagnostic breath test to a percentage of randomly-selected passengers on arrival.
Flight availability is currently restricted into The Bahamas, with only limited international and domestic flight options available.
British Airways resumed direct flights between The Bahamas and the UK on May 31.
A negative PCR Covid test certificate is required on entry as well as a health visa application for international travel.
The negative test results must be uploaded when completing the Travel Health Visa Application prior to arrival, and the test must be taken no more than five days before arrival.
The health visa application is available from The Bahamas travel page.
Those returning from an amber list country to the UK must:
It may be possible to end quarantine early in England if you pay for an additional test under the test-to-release scheme.