Welcome to our Covid-19 Information Hub
We've curated all the latest information on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in one place to help you make informed decisions about wellness travel.
The Impact on Travel
International Air Travel Falls
In 2020 across the globe, borders were closed and people were asked to stay home to prevent the spread of the virus. This lead to a 70% fall in international arrivals in the first 8 months of 2020 and continues to have an impact on flight capacity and the travel industry as a whole. Thanks to vaccines and less restrictions travel has now opened up much more widely!
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have reported that a staggering 62 million travel and tourism jobs were lost in 2020 due to the effects of the pandemic.
Travel & Tourism GDP fell from £238 billion (10.1%) in 2019 before the pandemic struck, to just £90 billion (4.2%), a mere 12 months later, in 2020.
Changing Consumer Behaviour
Here at Health and Fitness Travel, we've seen a rise, where restrictions have allowed, in clients taking extended wellness holidays in our more remote luxury destinations with some even chartering private jets to access retreats in a safer, more efficient way.
We've also seen a rise in those choosing to holiday domestically - opting for staycation retreats that help to boost fitness, wellbeing and immunity on soil closer to home.
Book with Confidence
Our Flexibility Promise
If you’re looking forward to booking your holiday but want full flexibility in your plans, Health and Fitness Travel’s promise is you can book your wellness trip in absolute confidence.
We are here to help, and your holiday is in safe hands. Our clients will have the freedom to rearrange their holiday without any cost up to 7- 30 days before departure depending on the holiday booked at time. We will highlight the resorts individual cancellation terms to you prior to booking your holiday.
Our flexibility promise means you can reserve your holiday worry free, knowing you can change your plans if needed. If FCDO guidance affects your holiday with updated rules on quarantining or travel restrictions and you are therefore unable to rebook your trip for a future date, then your holiday will be refunded 45 days before departure. However, additional charges may apply on any changes to your trip such as the accommodation, extended nights, seasonality and any increases on next years prices.
*A limited number of hotels and holidays are excluded from this offer and will be highlighted prior to you booking your holiday.
Safe Travel Advice
TTA & ATOL Protection
Essential Travel Advice
For the very latest information on UK travel restrictions and requirements, please visit the Government's Foreign Travel Advice page.
Travel to and from the UK is now open though testing and quarantine requirements vary from country to country.
Please see more information below on requirements for returning to the UK.
Can I book a Holiday?
Our Wellness Travel Specialists are on-hand to give you the latest advice in line with restrictions and will be all too happy to help you plan your next wellness retreat. Our flexible booking policy means that if your holiday can't go ahead, we can change your dates, offer you a refund or a refund credit notice.
When booking a holiday, do be sure to choose a reputable travel agent with a clear COVID-19 booking policy and industry protections for your peace of mind!
- A negative COVID-19 test for entry
- Self-isolation or quarantining upon arrival subject to original destination and travel corridors
- Social distancing measures and reinforcement that may restrict services
- Masks to be worn on airplanes and in some countries, all public places unless medically exempt
- Temperature or thermal camera checks
- Completion and submission of passenger locator forms or similar for contact tracing in the event of an outbreak
- Vaccine status or recent infection status confirmation
You Should Not Travel If:
- Are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms or have done in the last 7 days
- Are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms
- Are sharing a household or support bubble with anyone who has experienced coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days
- Have been advised by NHS Test & Trace to self-isolate
You will also no longer need to quarantine once in the UK.
With regards to testing before you leave the UK for your holiday it will very much depend on where you are going and that country's requirements for entry. Destinations such as the Dominican Republic and the UAE currently require unvaccinated arrivals to present a negative result from a PCR test taken in the two or three days before travel.
Other countries such as Croatia and Greece will accept lateral flow tests instead of a PCR test for vaccinated travellers within 24 or 48 hours of your arrival. Some countries such as Cyprus require a test on arrival.
Countries such as the USA, Spain and France have barred unvaccinated travellers outright.