Published on : Tuesday, December 14, 2021
The UK put travel restrictions in place to try to curb the spread of the new variant, which is expected to become the dominant strain in London from tomorrow. Several other countries have also banned Brits from entering, as governments around the world try to protect their citizens. Anyone who plans to travel abroad in the coming weeks has to keep up-to-date with restrictions in the country they visit. If wants to enter Australia, they must have proof of a negative Covid test and depending on the state, have to isolate on arrival.
Bhutan’s borders are closed to all foreign nationals, including Brits. The Bhutan govt. not yet specified when the country reopens to foreign visitors.
The Chinese authorities suspend all direct flights from the UK. Entry via a third country is still possible. British nationals traveling to China from a third country must follow the directions on the website of the local Chinese Embassy or consulate for requirements from that country.
The borders of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific are closed to everyone unless an exemption is provided in writing by the Cook Islands authorities.
Tourists are not permitted to visit the Falkland Islands, including via cruise vessels. Friends of residents can visit if they are sponsored by an island resident who is present in the Falklands at the time of arrival. They will be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days.
Indonesia allows tourists using visit visas, but those visas are not currently available for British Indonesia. From Wednesday, Brits will be banned from entering Israel.
The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all arrivals, including Brits. To travel to New Zealand while the border is closed if they are considered to have a critical purpose to travel, for example, if you are a health worker.
Entry to Malaysia for Brits is prohibited. Some exemptions may apply, including Brits with permanent resident status and those married to Malaysian nationals. Any Brits who wish to enter Malaysia need to seek permission from the local Malaysian embassy or high commission before traveling.