Costa Rica will still take you, pariahs or not - at least I think And I can really recommend it, everything works here pretty much normally.
Surely there must be an intermediate country that's not on the UK red list and isn't too fussed about you coming from Costa Rica? Much better to spend ten days in freedom there than in hotel quarantine in the UK. Maybe Spain?Fine if you want ten days in a hotel upon return which you'll pay £1750 for.
Some people did that using Turkey until that went red too.Surely there must be an intermediate country that's not on the UK red list and isn't too fussed about you coming from Costa Rica? Much better to spend ten days in freedom there than in hotel quarantine in the UK. Maybe Spain?
We could do with a birdforum Covid travel strategy forum.
Yes, but if you're not prepared to take the risk of an orange country going red then that rules out going to any orange countries in the first place. Hotel quarantine would be hell and if I found myself in a red country I would be prepared to travel around abroad for a long time until I found a way to avoid it.Some people did that using Turkey until that went red too.
I guess that if you don't have the NHS App, and don't go anywhere you might have to check in, for the ten days before your trip you should be OK.
Can you explain what you mean?I guess that if you don't have the NHS App, and don't go anywhere you might have to check in, for the ten days before your trip you should be OK.
Yes, even for travel to "high risk countries" – which means that since yesterday I can officially drive to the Netherlands without getting nervous!More positive, travel within the EU for persons with the EU vaccination pass is basically back to normal now - minimal restrictions, just normal common sense stuff like mask requirements, etc (accepted this is of little benefit to UK residents).
Spain accepts the UK certificate (as do a number of other EU countries) - if fully vaccinated, you do not need to test or isolate to enter Spain, but do need to fill in the online Spanish passenger arrival form. This is checked on arrival at the airport, not sure about land borders.We've got a trip planned to an orange-list country in October - Portugal - and were just discussing what to do if it went 'red' when we were there. As Andy points out, £2285.00 is ridiculous for basically being imprisoned in a hotel, but my reading of the rules is that you can avoid this by spending at least 10 days in an amber list country before returning to UK. Provided we are allowed to cross borders with our NHS app and UK residence status (we're Irish and Swiss citizens, but I'm not sure if this would actually give us any more travel rights in the absence of an EU vaccination certificate), the preferable thing to do would be to go on to a third country and wait it out in comfort and freedom.