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Last Updated - 18 October 2020

Your long-awaited golf holiday is just around the corner! The Covid-19 Pandemic has prompted some important changes into a number of our favourite golf destinations along with a small change when you arrive back home in the United Kingdom. 

Please remember that this information is subject to change and correct at the time of publish. We’d also recommend taking a look at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

And don’t forget, if you or any of your party are showing symptoms of COVID-19, you’ll not be able to travel. It’s really important you stay at home and follow NHS guidelines to keep yourself, your family and others safe. Find out more here.

Please check this page regularly before you travel, as requirements can change.

Travel Requirements

What you need to do before you travel

Check entry requirements

Check the entry requirements of the destination you will be visiting, as you may need to complete a form.

Pack Face Coverings

Face coverings are required as soon as you enter the airport and throughout all journeys. Make sure you have enough for your holiday.

Complete the UK arrivals form

Complete a Public Health Passenger Locater form 48 hours before returning to the UK.

Entry Requirements

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, there have been some changes to the entry requirements to destinations throughout the world.
 

UK

 

Before you arrive into the UK, you must:

  • Complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form, which you can find here – available from 48 hours before you land in the UK.
     
  • Each passenger needs to complete a form, except for children under 18 years old whose details can be added to the form of an adult they are travelling with. Those travelling from the Channel Islands to the mainland UK don’t need to complete the form.
     
  • Once you have completed the form, please keep either a printed or an electronic copy handy, as you’ll need to show this at border control.

 

Cyprus

Before you go to Cyprus, you must complete a Cyprus Flight Pass application. You will need to include a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, or you will not be able to fly. This test is not available at either your departure or destination airport and needs to be taken within 72 hours of arrival into Cyprus.

To complete this process, there are a few steps which you will need to take:

  • Register for a Cyprus Flight Pass online here.
  • Take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before you arrive in Cyprus and upload the result to your Cyprus Flight Pass application. To be accepted, the evidence of the test must include the testing date, your name and proof of a negative result. For NHS test results you must upload both your result notification and appointment confirmation email as a single document.
  • Finalise your application within 24 hours of travel to Cyprus  -  if travel is approved by the Cypriot authorities, you’ll receive a Clearance To Fly document which must be presented before you're allowed on the aircraft.

Please see the FCO website for more information.

 

France

Due to a change in UK Foreign Office advice, if you are travelling from France after 14 August 2020, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days once you arrive in the UK.

Please see the FCO website for more information.

 

Greece

There have been some changes to entry requirements for Greece.

No later than 10pm the night before your flight to Greece, you must:

  • Complete an online form on the Greek Government website, which you can find here.
  • You must complete the form no later than 10pm the night before you travel or you won't be able to fly.
  • All passengers travelling in your party can be included in the one form, including children and infants. Select "add" at the top of the page for each extra name on the family or non-family sections before you hit continue.
  • A QR code will be emailed to you the morning of travel and you must show this before you’re allowed on the aircraft.If you are returning to the UK from Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos on or after 9 September, you may need to self-isolate on your return. Check the latest guidance for England and Northern Ireland.
  • If you are returning to Scotland from Greece, you will need to self-isolate on your return (unless you are exempt). Check the latest guidance from the Scottish Government, and separate guidance if returning to EnglandWales or Northern Ireland.
  • If you’re returning to Wales from the islands of Mykonos, Zakynthos (Zante), Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos and Crete you are required to self isolate for 14 days. More information is available from the Welsh Government.
  • Travel is subject to entry restrictions

Please see the FCO website for more information.

 

Italy

Before you arrive into Italy from the UK, you must:

  • Complete a form which you can download here.
  • Show evidence that you tested negative for COVID within the 72 hours before your travel. Do not use the NHS testing service for a test to travel to Italy. You should arrange to take a private test.

During your flight to and from Italy you’ll need to:

  • Keep jackets, coats and personal clothing under the seat in front of you on the plane and not loose in the overhead locker.

You’ll also need to:

  • Tell us about any COVID-19 symptoms you get within eight days of your arrival into Italy.
  • Make sure you wear a surgical medical mask or filtering facepiece of level 2 or higher throughout your whole journeys to and from Italy.

On your return from Italy to the UK, you must:

  • Self-isolate in line with government guidance.

Please see the FCO website for more information.

 

Portugal (Mainland)

Before you travel you must:

On arrival in Portugal (Mainland) you will:

  • Be subject to a health screening which involves temperature checks and possible COVID-19 test should your temperature be high. You may be asked to self-isolate at your accommodation until test results are known.

On your return from Mainland Portugal to the UK, you must:

  • Self-isolate for 14 days on return in line with government guidance.

Please see the FCO website for more information.

 

Spain (Balearic Islands)

On arrival, travellers entering Spain from the UK will not be required to self-isolate. However, they will be subject to the following three requirements...

Before you go to Spain (Balearic Islands), you must:

  • Provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with mandatory contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19 48-hours prior to travel using the app or online form.
     
  • Download the SpTH app to your mobile device and complete the form.
     
  • If you don’t have a mobile device, you can complete the form online here.
     
  • Once you have completed the form, you’ll receive a personal QR code. Keep this handy while travelling as you will need to show it at border control (Electronic or hardcopy).
  • Temperature check
  • Undergo a visual health assessment

And on your return from the Balearic Islands to the UK, you must:

Please see the FCO website for more information.

 

Spain (Canary Islands)

On arrival, travellers entering Spain from the UK will not be required to self-isolate. However, they will be subject to the following three requirements...

Before you go to Spain (Canary Islands), you must:

  • Provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with mandatory contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19 48-hours prior to travel using the app or online form.
     
  • Download the SpTH app to your mobile device and complete the form.
     
  • If you don’t have a mobile device, you can complete the form online here.
     
  • Once you have completed the form, you’ll receive a personal QR code. Keep this handy while travelling as you will need to show it at border control (Electronic or hardcopy).
  • Temperature check
  • Undergo a visual health assessment

And on your return from the Canary Islands to the UK, you must:

Please see the FCO website for more information.

 

Spain (Mainland)

On arrival, travellers entering Spain from the UK will not be required to self-isolate. However, they will be subject to the following three requirements...

Before you go to Spain (Mainland), you must:

  • Provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with mandatory contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19 48-hours prior to travel using the app or online form.
     
  • Download the SpTH app to your mobile device and complete the form.
     
  • If you don’t have a mobile device, you can complete the form online here.
     
  • Once you have completed the form, you’ll receive a personal QR code. Keep this handy while travelling as you will need to show it at border control (Electronic or hardcopy).
  • Temperature check
  • Undergo a visual health assessment

And on your return from Spain (Mainland) to the UK, you must:

Please see the FCO website for more information.

 

Turkey

Before you arrive into Turkey, you must:

  • Complete a form before you arrive into the country, which you can download here. Please note, you need to fill out individual forms for every passenger in your party.
  • You will be asked to provide the residential address of where you will stay, within the borders of Turkey, and your contact information.
  • Undergo medical screening for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks.
  • If you show symptoms on arrival, you’ll be required to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus.

And on your return from Turkey to the UK, you must:

Please see the FCO website for more information.

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