The long awaited news on where we can start travelling to again has been updated. As our favourite destinations begin welcoming back visitors we’ve gathered all the safe travel requirements you’ll need to know for your arrival and return.
As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have an affect on travel, especially regarding safety while overseas and entry requirements we continue to closely monitor the situation and we will keep this page updated to give you the latest information.
We have introduced a number of ways to give you added flexibility, protection and peace of mind so you can book and travel with confidence with us. Click here for more information on our Book With Confidence Promise
If your holiday with us is affected by travel restrictions we will contact you to offer advice, the latest information and options available to move, change or cancel your booking.
If you are on holiday and government advice changes we will contact you with the latest information.
If you or one of your party is unable to travel due to Covid-19 please contact us. You may need to delay your travel if symptoms develop or a pre-departure test result is positive until they have recovered from COVID-19.
Rest assured, your Personal Travel Planner will call you around 14 days before your holiday to discuss the most up to date requirements specific to your holiday destination. In addition, this information will be clearly highlighted on your departure documents stating the time in which a test may/must be conducted before you travel and any requirements for children as well as adults.
Travel to the USA
In addition to ESTA and visas requirements, all airline passengers to the United States must have the following documentation.
• Passengers aged 18+ must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to travel.
• Children aged 17 and under are exempt from the requirement to be fully vaccinated.
• You’ll be required to provide your contact information to your airline. This will be done during the check-in process
• US Authorities will check proof of your COVID vaccination status –This can be the Digital COVID Certificate or a printed record. Your proof must state your full name, date of birth, source issuing the record, vaccine manufacturer and date of vaccination. You should also have proof of your negative PCR test to hand –this can be in printed or digital format.
• Please note, that some states may have individual vaccine mandates in place for children. Your American Holidays Personal Travel Planner can advise you on if this will impact your trip.
• Should you develop any COVID symptoms whilst in the USA, you should take a COVID test. These are readily available in all states in the majority of pharmacies and large supermarkets. Your hotel will be able to advise on your closest location to gain a test.
Travelling on a recovery certificate
A recovery certificate is valid for 90 days from the initial positive test result. You must have the certificate in printed format to show when you check-in for your flight. You must have a letter from your GP confirming that you are fit to travel. The letter must be signed by the GP. Please note your GP may charge for this service. Adults aged 18 and over must still be fully vaccinated to enter the USA regardless of if they are travelling on a recovery certificate or not. In addition, any States with vaccination mandates will still require you to be fully vaccinated to enter indoor venues. In order to speed up the airport process, we strongly recommend that you travel with printed versions of all required documents.
Returning home from North America
No testing is required to return to the Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland or the United Kingdom. There is no longer a requirement to fill in a passenger locator form.
Travel to Canada/Mexico/The Caribbean
If you are travelling to any of the above destinations, please contact your travel planner who will update you on the relevant requirements.