I've just got back from a cheeky, little work/break to Corfu and I wanted to share just how easy it was to navigate the travel requirement for amber list countries.
I must admit, I was a little concerned about having the correct paperwork and tests completed but I honestly was so surprised at how smoothly the whole experience was.
*Before I left I visited the government website to ensure I ticked all the right boxes. To travel abroad I needed to:
Check the entry requirements for the country you are visiting- this included a Passenger Locator Form to be completed prior to departure
Arrange any COVID tests you may need to enter the country- you could either show your COVID vaccination record as proof of being fully vaccinated or proof of testing negative by a COVID test such as the PCR test if you are not vaccinated.
Ensure you have your COVID pass to show if you are vaccinated.
To return to the UK I needed to:
Take a pre- departure COVID test taken 3 days before I travelled- I organised this before I travelled and took an antigen test kit with me. I then simply recorded via the companies video app taking the test and they sent me a Fit to Fly certificate within hours. There were also many pharmacies offering the service in the area.
Complete a Passenger Locator Form for entering the UK
Book and pay for COVID tests- Again, I organised this before I left, and purchased a Day 2 COVID test ( if you aren't vaccinated there are some different requirements, please click here for current rules) You do need a code from your COVID test to put on your Passenger Locator Form.
Honestly everything was so easy to do and simple to complete. I can't wait to be feeling the sun on my face, hear the waves on the beach and enjoying some chill out time with you all in 2 weeks in Valencia on our Pilates Retreat! There are still some places left and I would love you to join me!
Here are the websites I used to purchase my tests, there are many others though!
Antigen Test and Fit to Fly Travel Cert
Day 2 COVID Test
* All information is currently correct as of the date written but please double check the Government website for any changes.