Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your organisation’s travel
ATPI wants to ensure that our clients feel empowered to act in the best interests of their travellers.
As the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) develops, ATPI wants to ensure that our clients feel confident in how they respond. We are continuing to support organisations in fulfilling their duty of care obligations by offering comprehensive solutions designed to facilitate the safety and security of travellers.
Please find below:
- ATPI Alerts Travel Opportunities and Travel Restrictions per Country during Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- COVID-19 Health Safety Traveller Guidelines
- Public Health Passenger Locator Form UK
- Health Declaration form for the Netherlands (In Dutch)
- Health Declaration form for the Netherlands (in Englisch)
- Dubai:Health Declaration Form and Quarantine Form
- Greece: The Passenger Locator Form
- Traveller Safety
- Hotel cleanliness and safety protocols
- ATPI’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs
Travel Restrictions per Country
ATPI’s update of the most recently announced governmental travel restrictions and quarantine measures will help you in managing your upcoming travel plans. Please note that country and airline status may change at any given time without prior notice.Read the overview here
COVID-19 Health Safety Traveller Guidelines
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued a joint guidelines document. Their purpose is to serve as an aviation health safety protocol and to provide a source of best practice on how airport operators, aeroplane operators conducting commercial and non-commercial passenger transport operations.
Please find the summary of these guidelines in our ATPI one pager: COVID-19 Health Safety Traveller GuidelinesDownload: COVID-19 Health Safety Traveller Guidelines
UK | Test to release for international travel: FAQ
On Tuesday 24 November, the Government announced the introduction of a ‘test to release’ for international arrivals, helping to provide greater flexibility for international arrivals, whether they are coming to England for business, on holiday or returning home, while continuing to resolutely protect ourselves from imported cases.
From 15 December, anyone arriving in England who needs to self-isolate will now be able to pay for a test and take the test 5 full days after they left a country, territory or region not on the travel corridors list. A negative result will allow them to cease self-isolating. Tests can be found on the gov.uk providers list.Read the FAQ
Public Health Passenger Locator Form
Provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK. If you arrive in the UK from 8 June onwards, you must complete this form before you travel. You cannot submit the form until 48 hours before you’re due to arrive in the UK. You’ll need to show your completed form when you arrive at the UK border, either by printing a copy, or showing it on your phone.
The government will use this information to contact you if you or someone you’ve travelled with develops coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, and to check that you’re self-isolating for the first 14 days after you arrive in the UK. You may be fined £100 if you refuse to provide your contact details. You also may not be allowed to enter the UK (unless you’re either British or a UK resident).
Exemption: From 10 July 2020 you will not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, if you: are travelling or returning from one of the countries with travel corridor exemption. Have not been to or stopped in a country that’s not on the travel corridors exemption list in the previous 14 daysStart now: Public Health Passenger Locator Form
Visitors to Dubai
Health Declaration Form and Quarantine Form
Visitors will be able to travel to Dubai from 7 July. Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will be required to complete a Health Declaration Form and a Quarantine Form. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Visitors to Dubai will also have to register their details on the Covid-19 DXB App.
- Visitors must have international health insurance before travelling and must show that they have had a negative PCR Covid-19 test a maximum of four days before their departure date. If they do not have a test result or are showing symptoms of Covid-19, they will be tested at Dubai airport.
- All visitors to Dubai must adhere to all public health measures issued by the Dubai authorities including any requirements to quarantine.
Protocol for Arrivals in Greece
+ The Passenger Locator Form (PLF)
Beginning July 1, 2020, the Greek government has determined how the country will welcome travelers. The Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is a key element in the planning. All travellers are obliged to complete their PLF at least 48 hours before entering the country, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay while in Greece.Protocol for Arrivals in Greece
Health declaration NL + mandatory mask
Since Monday 15 June, all passengers flying from a Dutch airport must bring a health certificate. Passengers are also required to wear a non-medical face mask during check-in, security checks and boarding. In almost all airlines, passengers must also carry one on the plane. Some airlines distribute them for free, but most do not. Make sure you have enough masks, also for the return trip.Traveller public health declaration NL
While the risk of catching an infection on an aircraft is typically lower than in a shopping center or an office environment, there are simple measures you can take to further reduce the risk of illness if you are travelling. These include practicing hand hygiene by washing them regularly with soap or an alcohol-based sanitizer, and not touching your face, especially eyes, nose, and mouth.Traveller safety
Hotel cleanliness and safety protocols
Safety and Cleanliness Protocols have been put in place by hotel chains in preparation for the Re-Opening. To include the distribution of face masks, social distancing enforcement, Hand sanitiser provided in Key public areas, reinforced cleaning program in public areas, new buffet protocols. Some hotels are due to open on or around 4th July, however, this date is still to be confirmed by the government.
Please contact your ATPI travel agent for more information on hotel availability.Please find your hotel
ATPI’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs
See ATPI’s Coronavirus FAQ document for guidance on where to find the most up-to-date information regarding the spread of the virus, ATPI’s approach to the Coronavirus outbreak and what steps you can take if you are worried about upcoming travel plans.Read ATPI’S Coronavirus FAQs here
Receive travel updates direct to your inbox
ATPI Alerts™ automatically delivers travel news updates to keep your organisation informed. Get the latest travel news, including information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), direct to your inbox to so that you can be proactive in making the right choice for your travellers.Sign up to ATPI Alerts to receive travel updates here
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