Travelling around the world isn’t exactly an option at the moment – but it doesn’t hurt to daydream about where you might want to go eventually!
However, with so many restrictions, it can be tricky to determine the destinations that might realistically be feasible to visit during the pandemic.
One handy tool is the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) interactive map, which offers a quick overview of every country’s restrictions and entry requirements during the pandemic.
The way it works? You simply click on your chosen country, and it will provide you with some topline information such as the country’s border policy or its rules around testing and quarantine.
Countries are divided up into four categories; totally restrictive, partially restrictive, not restricted or under review.
You can check out the interactive map here.
Powered by Timatic Solutions, the map is aimed to be a tool for the aviation industry to determine what documentation and testing passengers may need. (It’s worth noting that while it is regularly updated, the volatile nature of the pandemic means that it can’t guarantee to be 100% accurate).
While it is a nifty tool, it should by no means by your sole source of travel information – and as it’s for the wider aviation industry, it doesn’t take on board the specific advice given to Brits.
For example, just because a country allows Brits to visit, this does not mean that the UK government advises you travel there; the latest FCO travel advice for a destination should always be your first point of call.
It’s also worth noting that if you head to a country that doesn’t require you to quarantine, that doesn’t mean the same rule will apply when you come back to the UK.
Again, you should check the FCO advice before booking any holiday, as this will include key information specific to Brits, such as rules on travelling from the UK, quarantine rules and more.
You can search for your chosen destination in the FCO travel advice section on the UK government website.