COVID-19 Travel Hub

Here, you’ll find info on what you need to do to comply with the entry requirements for the country you’re travelling to, and for your return to the UK. The list of green, amber and red countries, as defined by the UK government’s traffic light system, will be reviewed every three weeks.


Check your holiday destination's entry requirements 


You may need to get tested before you travel to your holiday destination, or on arrival - the requirements on timings and the types of test accepted are likely to vary from country to country. For some countries, you may need to do this a specific amount of time in advance of your holiday, for others you may be able to show proof of this when you check-in.

It's your responsibility to make sure you meet any entry requirements, which may also include completing a pre-departure form. If you don't meet these requirements, you could be denied boarding and/or be subject to health assessments when you arrive. Please note that this may be required even if you have been vaccinated.

You'll find all the latest country-specific information on testing and entry requirements on the FCDO website. We've also included information on the countries we're operating to below.

Tests required before you go and on arrival

These requirements are applicable to all persons 12 years and above. Arrivals from the UK must provide either:

- Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece;
- Proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 48 hour period before the scheduled flight;
- Or, proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations completed at least 14 days before travel (see Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status).

Greece will also accept proof of recovery from COVID-19 for entry. While the NHS does not provide proof of recovery records, evidence of a positive COVID-19 PCR test result taken between 30 to 180 days of your travel dates can be used.

Travellers with proof are exempted from the need to self-isolate on arrival in Greece

In addition, arrivals into Greece may be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival. If you test positive on arrival in Greece (and those you are travelling with) you will have to self-isolate in quarantine hotels provided by the Greek state for at least ten days. The expenses of the accommodation in quarantine hotels are covered by the Greek state.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status

If you live in England, Greece will accept the NHS COVID Pass or your NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. If you live in Scotland or Wales, Greece will accept your respective NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

Completing a Passenger Locator Form 

You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) for Greece at least 24 hours before your arrival in Greece for yourself and all those travelling with you, including children. The form will ask for the address of the beachclub where you are staying, which can be found here. Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email with a QR code. When you receive your code, make sure you either print it, or can show it on your mobile phone. On arrival in Greece, you will need to show your QR code to the Greek authorities. Make sure you have either a printed copy of the code, or can show it on your phone. Failure to provide your PLF form/ QR code will result in a fine or you may be refused entry to Greece.

You'll find all the latest testing and entry requirements for Greece on the FCDO website.

Tests required before you go and on arrival

These requirements are applicable to all persons 12 years and above. From 26 July arrivals from the UK must provide either:

- Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Croatia
OR
- Proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 48 hour period before arrival into Croatia;

A negative test is required to enter Croatia regardless of vaccination status or recovery from Covid-19 disease. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from having to test if they are travelling with a parent/guardian who has proof of a negative test.
 

Screening on arrival 

The Croatian government has introduced a new online entry form to expedite the entry of foreign visitors. The form will ask for the address of the beachclub where you are staying, which can be found here. You are advised to carry a copy of your holiday booking when arriving in Croatia.

You'll find all the latest testing and entry requirements for Croatia on the FCDO website.

Tests required before you go and on arrival

These requirements are applicable to all persons 6 years and above. Arrivals from the UK must:

- Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 48 hour period before arrival into Sardinia;
- Self-isolate for five days on arrival into Sardinia and take an additional PCR test at the end of the 5 day isolation period. Isolation is currently required for UK arrivals up to 30 August 2021.

Everyone arriving in Italy must also call the COVID-19 helpline for the region you are travelling to within 48 hours, to inform them of your visit.

Completing a Passenger Locator Form 

You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) for Sardinia (Italy) at least 24 hours before your arrival in Sardinia. One form must be completed for each adult passenger, accompanied minors can be registered on the form of the accompanying adult.  This will generate a QR code, which should be presented if requested. A paper form can be completed if you do not have an electronic device.

You'll find all the latest testing and entry requirements for Sardinia (Italy) on the FCDO website.

Tests required before you go and on arrival

These requirements are applicable to all persons 12 years and above. Arrivals from the UK must provide either:

- proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR, TMA, LAMP or NEAR test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 48 hour period to arrival in Spain
- or, proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations completed at least 14 days before arrival in Spain (see Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status).

Travellers with proof of either are exempted from the need to self-isolate on arrival in Spain.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status

If you live in England, Spain will accept the NHS COVID Pass or your NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. If you live in Scotland or Wales, Greece will accept your respective NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status

Completing a Passenger Locator Form 

You must complete and sign an online Health Control Form for Spain no more than 48 hours prior to travel declaring any known history of exposure to COVID-19 and giving contact details. Anyone who has not completed this form electronically via the Spain Travel Health website or app, may submit it in paper form prior to boarding.

Arriving in Spain

On arrival at Spanish airports, you may be subject to the following requirements at the point of entry:

- present the QR code (digital or hardcopy) issued on completion of the online Health Control Form prior to travel.
- undergo a temperature check
- undergo a visual health assessment
- all passengers (excluding children under theage of 12) should be prepared to present evidence of a negative test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival or proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations completed at least 14 days before arrival in Spain.

Anyone who presents symptoms or fails to meet one of the above requirements will be required to undergo a test on arrival and will be obliged to observe the COVID-19 protocols in place as determined by the local authorities of your destination in Spain. Passenegers may also be contacted and required to undertake a PCT, TMA or LAMP test at any point up to 48 hours after their arrival in Spain.

You'll find all the latest testing and entry requirements for Spain on the FCDO website.


Entry requirements for returning to the UK


What you need to do in preparation for coming back to the UK from your holiday destination depends on which UK country you're a resident in, and whether you're travelling back from a green or amber country. You'll need to book the tests you need to take once you arrive home before your holiday begins. Tests are required even if you're a UK citizen and you have been vaccinated. The test to release scheme is only in place for England.

It's your responsibility to make sure you meet any entry requirements for returning home, including arranging and paying for tests where you're required to do so. If you don't have evidence of a negative test result, you might not be able to board your flight home and/or could be fined on arrival. Your test result can be provided as a printed document, or an email or text message that you can show on your phone. If your pre-departure test result is positive, you must not travel, and you should follow local guidance.

You'll find all the latest country-specific information on testing and entry requirements on the FCDO website.

Destinations on the Green list

Before you travel to England you must:

- have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 3 days before taking your return flight (children aged 10 and under do not need to take this test).
- book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test - to be taken after arrival in England (children aged 4 and under do not need to take this test).
- you do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive
- complete a Passenger Locator Form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.
- you must follow these rules even if you have had both of your vaccinations.

Destinations on the Amber list

If you have received 2 COVID-19 vaccinations 14 days in advance of travel, before you travel to England you must:

- have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 3 days before taking your return flight (children aged 10 and under do not need to take this test).
- book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 travel test - to be taken after arrival in England (children aged 4 and under do not need to take this test).
- you do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive
- complete a Passenger Locator Form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.
- you must follow these rules even if you have had both of your vaccinations.

If you have not received 2 COVID-19 vaccinations 14 days in advance of travel, before you travel to England you must:

- have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 3 days before taking your return flight (children aged 10 and under do not need to take this test).
- book and pay for a day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 travel test - to be taken after arrival in England (Children aged 4 and under do not need to take these tests. Children aged 5-17 years only take the day 2 test).
- complete a Passenger Locator Form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.
- quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
- you may be able to end quarantine early through the Test to Release scheme.

You'll find all the latest guidance for entering England on the FCDO website.

Destinations on the Green list

Before you travel to Scotland you must:

- have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 3 days before taking your return flight
- book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test - to be taken after arrival in Scotland (children aged 10 and under do not need to take this test). This test must be booked through the CTM booking portal.
- you do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive
- complete a Passenger Locator Form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.
- you must follow these rules even if you have had both of your vaccinations.

Destinations on the Amber list

If you have received 2 COVID-19 vaccinations 14 days in advance of travel, before you travel to Scotland you must:

- have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 3 days before taking your return flight
- book and pay for a day 2 and COVID-19 travel tests - to be taken after arrival in Scotland (children aged 10 and under do not need to take these tests). This test must be booked through the CTM booking portal.
- complete a Passenger Locator Form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.
- you do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive. 
- you must follow these rules even if you have had both of your vaccinations.

If you have not received 2 COVID-19 vaccinations 14 days in advance of travel, before you travel to Scotland you must:

- have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 3 days before taking your return flight
- book and pay for a day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 travel tests - to be taken after arrival in Scotland (children aged 10 and under do not need to take these tests). This test must be booked through the CTM booking portal.
- complete a Passenger Locator Form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.
- quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days. 
- you must follow these rules even if you have had both of your vaccinations.

You'll find all the latest guidance for entering Scotland on the Scottish Government website.

Destinations on the Green list

Before you travel to Wales you must:

- have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 3 days before taking your return flight
- book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test - to be taken after arrival in Wales (children aged 4 and under do not need to take this test).
- you do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive
- complete a Passenger Locator Form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.
- you must follow these rules even if you have had both of your vaccinations.

Destinations on the Amber list

If you have received 2 COVID-19 vaccinations 14 days in advance of travel, before you travel to Wales you must:

- have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 3 days before taking your return flight
- book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 travel tests - to be taken after arrival in Wales (children aged 4 and under do not need to take these tests).
- complete a Passenger Locator Form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.
- if you have had both of your vaccinations you do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive

If you have not received 2 COVID-19 vaccinations 14 days in advance of travel, before you travel to Wales you must:

- have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 3 days before taking your return flight
- book and pay for a day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 travel tests - to be taken after arrival in Wales (children aged 4 and under do not need to take these tests).
- complete a Passenger Locator Form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.
- quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days. 

You'll find all the latest guidance for entering Wales on the Welsh Government website.


COVID-19 tests


Here you will find all the information you need to know which tests are required for each step of your holiday.


Before you travel from England to your destination, check the UK Government FCDO website to find out if you need a COVID-19 test or proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival. See rules for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you need a negative COVID-19 test to enter your destination, you must use a private test provider in the UK. NHS tests cannot be used for the purpose of pre-departure testing. Randox offers a range of discounted COVID-19 test packages. Visit the Randox website and use the code NEILSONRANDOX to receive your discount on any PCR tests required to be taken in the UK prior to travel or on return from your holiday. Please note test kits can take 4-6 working days to arrive from placing your order.

Medicspot also offers both PCR and antigen fit-to-fly tests. Alternatively, the GOV.UK website has a list of test suppliers.

Demonstrating your vaccination status

If you need to show proof of your vaccination status, you can demonstrate it if you:
- have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine
- were vaccinated in England
- are aged 16 or over

Your vaccination status is available using the NHS app, via the NHS website or by requesting a letter in paper format. Even if you have been vaccinated, you may still have to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test and isolate on arrival - please check the entry requirements for your destination.
 


Wherever you're flying from, you must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test at your departure airport, taken within 3 days of your flight to England. The test must meet the rules and standards outlined by the UK Government. On arrival in England, you must then follow the arrivals testing rules.

See rules for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

To make it easier to test when you're outside the UK, you can purchase your antigen test kit from Qured or Medicspot before you leave for your holiday, simply pack your test, take it with you and use it at your destination before you travel back to the UK.  

You must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test to enter England.

The UK government has introduced a traffic light system with countries on green, amber or red lists. You must follow the rules for the highest risk county or territory you have been in, or passed through, in the previous 10 days which may include transit stops. Find out more about the green list, amber list and red list rules. You must follow these rules even if you have been vaccinated. 

Green list testing rules:

- you must take a COVID-19 PCR test on or before day 2 after you arrive back in England.  You must book your test before you arrive in England.

Amber list testing rules:

- If you have both of your vaccinations you must take a COVID-19 PCR test on or before day 2 after you arrive back in England. You must book your tests before you arrive in England.
- If you have not received both of your vaccinations you must take a COVID-19 PCR test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 after you arrive back in England. You must book your tests before you arrive in England. (Children aged 5-17 only need to take a day 2 test. Children aged 4 and under do not need to take Day 2 or Day 8 tests)

Randox offer a range of discounted COVID-19 test packages. Visit the Randox website and use the code NEILSONRANDOX to receive your discount on any tests required. Please note test kits can take 4-6 working days to arrive from placing your order.

Medicspot also offers both PCR and antigen fit-to-fly tests. Alternatively, the GOV.UK website has a list of test suppliers.
 

 
Age of childSelf-isolation to re-enter the UKPre-departure test to re-enter the UKDay 2 test after arrival back in the UK
4 and underNoNoNo
5 to 10NoNoYes
11 to 17NoYesYes

 


Frequently Asked Questions
 


Aeolian Village Beachclub
Skala Eressos
Lesvos
81105
Greece

Buca Beachclub
Analipsi Beach
Messini
Kalamata
24200
Greece

Messini Beachclub
Analipsi Beach
Messini
Kalamata
24200
Greece

Cosmos Beachclub
Ponti
Lefkada
31082
Greece

Vounaki Beachclub & Flotilla Holidays
Paleros
Etolacarnania
Greece
AK30012

Retreat Beachclub
Sivota
Igoumenitsa
Thesprotia
46100
Greece

Alana Beachclub
Dr. Franje
Tudmana 14
Starigrad
23244
Croatia

Baia dei Mori Beachclub
Tanaunella
Budoni
08020
Sardinia

Mar Menor Beachclub
B-87823878
Calle Ria De Noia 30
Los Urrutias (cartagena)
C.P. 30368
Spain


Current government advice is that COVID-19 tests are required even if you have been vaccinated.
 


If you live in England and have been fully vaccinated, you will be able to demonstrate your COVID0-19 vaccination status through the NHS app to enter some countries. If you don't have a smartphone you can call the NHS Helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you (must be at least 5 working days after the 2nd vaccination). Allow 7 days for the letter to be received.

You'll find more information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status on the FCDO website.
 


Please refer to the information on COVID-19 tests in the section above.


If you test positive in your destination before you’re due to return home to the UK, you’ll need to inform your Neilson resort team and your insurance company. You’ll then need to follow the specific procedures in place at your hotel. These vary from destination to destination and may include the need to self-isolate in a designated hotel or your hotel room. You also won’t be able to travel home until you’ve completed your isolation period and had a COVID-19 test that comes back negative. Your Neilson resort and hotel team will be there to support you. It is important that your travel insurance covers you for COVID-19 related medical and accommodation expenses plus repatriation to the UK whilst abroad.

 


Yes. Everyone on the booking is required to have travel insurance in place. We work in conjunction with Campbell Irvine Travel Insurance which will cover any medical expenses related to COVID-19 while on holiday. You can purchase this at the time of booking, or after you have booked. Terms and conditions apply. 

 


The FCDO advice against all but essential travel to our destinations is due to be withdrawn on 19 July, at which point most travel insurance policies will be valid. Everyone on your booking is required to have travel insurance, and it is your responsibility to ensure that your policy details meet all your requirements, including medical expenses related to COVID-19. We work in conjunction with Campbell Irvine Travel Insurance.

 

• You can amend your holiday free of charge up to 14 days before departure, to any alternative Summer holiday. This allows you the freedom to change your dates and/or resort.

• If you, or a member of your party, is unable to travel due to contracting Covid-19 before departure or due to the need to self-isolate having come into contact with someone with Covid-19, you will be able to amend your booking to an alternative holiday with no amendment fees. Please be aware we will need to see evidence, such as a doctor's note or instruction from NHS track and trace to self-isolate, to confirm that you are unable to travel due to Covid-19.

• We won't take you to destinations where we know you'll need to self-isolate or quarantine when you get there, so when you travel you will be able to enjoy your holiday to the full. If we know you’re travelling to a destination where you’ll need to self-isolate or quarantine on your return to the UK, you will have the option to amend your holiday free of charge closer to your departure date or request a full cash refund.

• We will only travel to destinations that are exempt from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office's (FCDO) advice against all but essential travel. If the FCDO advice means we cannot operate to your destination we will be in contact to talk through your options - you will be able to amend or cancel your holiday for free.

• If we cannot operate your holiday due to Covid-19 restrictions you can choose another holiday or we will provide a full cash refund to you.

• All of our holidays are protected under the ATOL financial protection scheme. The ATOL scheme is government-backed, so whatever happens, your money is protected.


If you need to, please contact us on 0333 014 3351. You can call between 9am - 5.30pm (Monday to Friday), 9am – 5.00pm (Saturday), closed Sunday and Bank Holidays. Alternatively, please use our webchat service.

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