Time to swim across the pond
Vaccinated Canadians can now travel to England without having to quarantine. Suite!
So, are you ready for some tea and crumpets? A proper pint with your British counterparts? Or perhaps you're just ready to get back onto a plane.
We've put together an "everything you need to know" outline to prepare for what might be your first international trip in a while.
Planning and Prep
Booking your trip
We're ready when you are. London is the most popular international destination for our traveller, so we know you'll be wanting to cross the Atlantic when it's safe to do so.
Ready to plan? Reach out to your dedicated Travel Manager at anytime on any device ( thanks to Melon!).
From booking and pre-trip prep to in-journey assistance, we're here to support you every step of the way.
Travelling as of October 24th? Things have changed!
To get into England you'll need a:
- Day 2 Rapid Antigen/Lateral Flow test booked
- PCR test within 72 hours of your departure from England back to Canada.
Need testing info? We've got you covered. ( Don't forget to ask your Travel Manager for the discount code!)
Check if you have insurance coverage for trip interruption and emergency medical treatment, especially around any exclusions that may apply to Covid-19. If not, we offer a range of insurance products both for single trip and multi-trip annuals plans from Allianz Travel. Certain accommodations are currently being made by Allianz, like if you get COVID-19 while abroad and need medical care. Click here to learn more and contact your Travel Manager for more information.
Your Travel Checklist
We've put together a comprehensive checklist to make sure all pieces fall into place. The full list can be found HERE but some of the key pieces you need to remember are:
- Carry a hard copy of your vaccine certificate at all times
- Plan any necessary tests in advance
- Make sure you have enough juice on your phone
- Complete your Passenger Locator Form
- Use THIS LINK to book your PCR test for a return to Canada
Easy enough when it's all laid out for you right?
Getting ready for take off
Looking for direct flights to London? There are three airlines that all offer direct flights from Canada and we've listed them here you. Click through to find out more information that will help you decide which airline is best suited for you.
- Air Canada
- British Airways
The best places to recharge
Looking for information on your favourite hotel chain and what they will offer? We've put together a quick reference guide for some of our preferred hotel partners that operate hotels in London. You can see all the details in the link below.
The good news about London is that restaurants are open for indoor and outdoor dining and all have comprehensive clean programs.
Time to get back to Canada? We've got it all laid out for you.
Make sure you've:
- Downloaded ArriveCan
- Taken a PCR test no more than 72 hours before your flight
The rest varies on your vaccination status ( although, you can only visit England without quarantine* right now if you are fully vaccinated.**)
*Those considered unvaccinated arriving from Canada will need to test pre-departure as well as self-isolating for 10 days upon arrival and taking PCR tests on day 2 and day 8. However, the Test to Release program will remain an option for them.
** Click here to see what it means to be "fully vaccinated" in order to get into England.