A Global Travel Restrictions Update
As the global pandemic rumbles on travel restrictions remain of interest whether you are a business commuter or someone looking to get away from it all and take a break. It does seem that every country has its own plan, and the rules and regulations change on a daily basis making it very difficult to keep up. It is meant that some people simply cannot travel as they could not afford the time required to self-isolate if the country they flew to was put on the quarantine list before they returned. Travel restrictions update information is valuable, but please remember that it can be subject to change very suddenly, so you always need to make sure you are dealing with the very latest rules and regulations.
A General Overview
Where travel is allowed, extra precautions are in place to ensure that we are complying as a whole world effort with restrictions and requirements laid down by governments across the world. For example, aeroplanes are deep cleaned between each flight, and in many cases, this means using fogging to ensure that no surface is left untouched. Social distancing is being observed in most places which means that there are fewer passengers on each flight so that required space can be left. The same applies within airports and terminals; passengers must maintain a safe distance from each other and wearing of masks in public areas is required. Each airline makes its own rules on whether you have to work the mask for the duration of the flight or whether you can take it off once the flight is in progress. Flight attendants are taking extra precautions to ensure that between passengers, they wash their hands more.
This has meant that air travel has become something of a stressful experience, with many people reluctant to go on holiday. However, if it is a business trip, and you feel that there is no choice but to travel naturally, you can feel quite anxious. Of course, private flights offer a safer, less restricted way of travelling as you are likely to be the only people on the aircraft. It is also a more flexible way to travel, and the flight is made much more comfortable with added luxuries. Private jets are able to cater more specifically to each person flying so if you have a dietary requirement, or just simply fancy eating a particular food; this can almost always be arranged. Another advantage of travelling by private charter is that you do not have to go into the airport terminus and mix with other passengers. You can be taken straight out to the airstrip where your plane is waiting for you to board. Most private airlines will be offering track and trace, which means that your details are held. If subsequently you or anybody involved in the flight is diagnosed with the virus, the information can be disseminated to anybody who came into contact with who may also need to isolate for 14 days. If you are concerned that you are displaying any symptoms of the virus, obviously no matter what plans have been put in place, you should cancel them and not travel. If you have a positive test, you must complete a period of 14-day isolation before you are allowed to travel again. Private jet staff are using enhanced PPE supplies to ensure that everything remains as good as possible, and they too are regularly tested to ensure that they do not have the virus.
The COVID-19 virus still presents a problem within the USA with 4,756,948 active cases and 221,049 deaths as of 21 Oct 2020.
Currently, they are not allowing foreign Nationals into the country if they have been through or stayed in Iran, China, European shares an area, UK, Brazil and Ireland over the last 14 days. If a UF citizen or permanent resident has passed through any of those countries in the previous 14 days, they are allowed to return to the United States but must use one of the following airports Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). There is currently no requirement for them to isolate for two weeks unless there is any evidence that they have been in close contact with someone who has been confirmed as having the COVID-19 virus.
Europe has a wide range of rules and regulations depending on which country you are travelling to and from. Currently, as of 21 Oct 2020 The UK has 718,636 active cases of COVID-19 and 44,015 deaths.
As it stands, there are no active entry restrictions in the UK, but if you arrive from outside of their travel corridor, you will be expected to complete a 14-day quarantine. Some airports have closed terminals and suspended some services while reducing others. Upon arrival immigration will request that you complete a public health passenger locator form, and the government has an ever updated list of countries where you will have to isolate if you arrive from or Conversely countries that you do not have to isolate when coming from. These rules and regulations are subject to change on an almost daily basis. Medical professionals and freight workers who specifically travel to assist coronavirus endeavours are exempt from quarantine.
It is worth checking before you make any plans, and then checking again before the day of your travel to ensure that you are still within the rules of your country.