KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Updated: 7th August 2020 | 13:00
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been some changes to arrivals into a number of the countries we operate in, and what you need to do when you return to the UK.
If you have booked a holiday, or are planning one soon, please read the information about the country you’re travelling to below. Please remember that this information is subject to change, so we’d also recommend checking the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s travel advice:https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Returning to the UK
If you are returning to the UK from any Al Fresco Holiday destination country, only travellers from Spain, will be required to self-isolate for 14-days. You will not have to self-isolate from any other Al Fresco Holiday destination country on your return to the UK as they all on the list of exempt countries.
All travellers, regardless of where in in the UK you travel to and stay, must complete a passenger locator form before returning, to be presented on arrival. Full details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk
Please note that if you travel back from an exempt country but have been in a country that is not exempt within the last 14 days, you will need to self-isolate for the remainder of the 14 days since you were in a non-exempt country. For example, if you arrive in the UK from a Al Fresco Holiday destination country that is exempt, but you travelled to the exempt country 4 days ago from a country that is not exempt, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days.
Arriving in France
As of 11th July, you will need to wear a mask in all public indoor places. Certain areas/towns in France have also made it mandatory to wear face masks outdoors, so please check locally if this is the case.
Arriving in Spain
The FCO has advised against all non-essential travel to mainland Spain from 26th July 2020. Any travellers entering Spain from the UK will not be required to self-isolate. However, they will be subject to the following three requirements:
• Provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with mandatory contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19 by following the instructions on the Spain Travel Health website or downloadable app 48 hours prior to travel
• Temperature check
• Undergo a visual health assessment
Arriving in Italy
No new entry requirements
Arriving in Netherlands
Travellers from the UK are no longer advised by the Dutch government to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
You need to complete a health screening form and have it ready to show on request during your journey, whether you are at the departure airport, on the aircraft or at the arrival airport.
Arriving in Croatia
The Croatian government has introduced a new online entry form to expedite the entry of foreign visitors. Carry a copy of your booking when arriving in Croatia.
Arriving in Austria
Entry to Austria is subject to presenting a medical certificate at the border with a medical certificate of micro-biological test results no more than 4 days old. If you arrive from the UK without a valid medical certificate, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
It is currently a mandatory requirement to wear a face mask on public transport and in pharmacies, and from Friday 24th July, the Austrian Government has announced that this will be extended to include supermarkets, banks, food shops and post offices.https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/austria
Travelling through Belgium
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Belgium. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. The FCO is not advising those already travelling in Belgium to leave at this time. You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Contact your tour operator or airline if you have any questions about your return journey.
Anyone entering the UK from Belgium will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the UK.