Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News
FROM PCR TESTS TO PASSPORTS, HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU’LL NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PREPARING TO TRAVEL AGAIN
Sun-seekers and those planning a reunion with friends and relatives who live overseas are making careful preparations as they get ready to go abroad for the first time in months.
Travelling abroad has now changed, with Government guidance in place to keep everyone safe and protect their health as they embark on international travel, so there are a number of things you need to check before you go. system with Red, Amber and Green destinations that balances the reopening of international travel with managing the risk of Covid-19 and imported variants.
Rules and guidance could change at any time, so you need to take steps before you travel and to keep safe while abroad in case things change while you are there.
Check your passport is valid using gov. uk/check-passport and allow up to ten weeks for the renewal process. The rules have changed now the UK has left the EU, so it’s best to prepare early. Check gov.uk/ visiteurope to ensure you comply with any new rules.
Countries have different rules during the pandemic, so you may need a Covid-19 status certificate (either via the NHS app or in paper format). If you need a negative Covid-19 test to enter a country, you should use a private test provider – go to gov.uk/find-travel-testprovider to source one.