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Where can I travel to now? Your travel questions answered

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, international travel is currently restricted to legally permitted reasons

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are currently no passenger flights departing from East Midlands Airport

 

All travel corridors for people arriving in England are suspended.

Following the government's announcement of a new lockdown, international travel is only permitted for essential reasons. 

We will update the below details for non-essential travel when it is allowed to resume.  

 

Which operators are currently flying from East Midlands Airport?

Where can I go on holiday now?

Will I need to self-isolate when I arrive at my destination?

Will I need to self-isolate when I return?

What health checks or forms will I need to complete?

What should I do if I believe I may have COVID-19 symptoms?

What if I am returning to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

 

Which operators are currently flying from East Midlands Airport? 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are currently no passenger flights departing from East Midlands Airport

 

Where can I go on holiday now?

On 4th July the UK government lifted restrictions on non-essential travel to certain countries. These countries have been assessed as not presenting an unacceptably high risk to British people travelling abroad.

Destinations served by flights from East Midlands Airport are as follows. Please note, these are subject to change.

Bulgaria

  • Bourgas

Greece and Greek Islands

  • Chania
  • Corfu
  • Heraklion
  • Kefalonia
  • Kos
  • Larnaca
  • Rhodes
  • Zante

Rep. of Ireland

  • Dublin
  • Knock

UK domestic and Channel Islands

  • Belfast
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Guernsey
  • Jersey

 

Will I need to self-isolate when I arrive at my destination?

While the countries listed above are deemed to not be an unnecessarily high risk for British travellers, each country will have different rules about travelling. Please refer to this list and choose your destination from the list to see what will be required when you arrive.

 

Will I need to self-isolate when I return?

“Travel corridors” are being introduced from 10th July 2020. If you are returning to England from one of the “travel corridor” countries and you have not visited or stopped in any other country or territory in the preceding 14 days, you will not be required to self-isolate when you return.

Countries in the travel corridor are:

  • Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  • Aruba (as of 4.00am 28/11/20)
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahrain 
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan (as of 4.00am 28/11/20)
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bonaire (as of 4.00am 21/11/20)
  • Cambodia
  • Canary Islands (Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura) - (until 4.00am 12/12/20)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Channel Islands
  • Chile
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece (until 4.00am 14/11/20 - except for Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes and Zakynthos)
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • the Isle of Man
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macao (Macau)
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia (as of 4.00am 28/11/20)
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Mariana Islands (as of 4.00am 21/11/20)
  • Norway
  • Pacific Islands (as of 4.00am 28/11/20)
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  • Portugal (until 4.00 am Saturday 12/09/20 - Madeira and the Azores are remaining on the list)
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda (as of 4.00am 21/11/20)
  • Saba (as of 4.00am 21/11/20)
  • Saudi Arabia (as of 4.00am 12/12/20)
  • Serbia
  • South Korea
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Sri Lanka (as of 4.00am 21/11/20)
  • St Barthélemy
  • St Eustatius (as of 4.00am 21/11/20)
  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • Taiwan
  • Timor-Leste (as of 4.00am 28/11/20)
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Vietnam

(This list may be added to over the coming days following further discussions between the UK and international partners.)

However, if you travel to any countries outside of the travel corridor, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on your return to England. If you have travelled back via a country on the travel corridors list, the time spent here counts towards your 14 days of self-isolation.

 

What health checks or forms will I need to complete?

Before your arrival back into the UK, you will need to complete a passenger locator form. This can be completed 48 hours before your arrival back in the UK. You will need to show a copy of your form when you arrive at the UK border, either by printing it or showing it on a device. This information will be used by the government to contact you if someone you travelled with develops COVID-19 symptoms.

 

What should I do if I believe I may have COVID-19 symptoms?

If you believe you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not travel. If you develop symptoms while travelling, please inform airport or cabin staff.

 

What if I am returning to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

These rules only apply to arrivals in England. Information for travel into Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be published by the Devolved Administrations.

 

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