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Is June, 2021 travel going to be ok?
My husband and I are flying from Boston to London on June 2, 2021. What is the projection at this time of travel looking like in June? We have both been covid vaccinated. Will we still have to have the covid test in the UK prior to flying back home to Boston? Thank you.
I don’t think anyone will be able to answer that question, there are no projections of any sorts. It depends on SO many things. The speed of vaccination, the impact of the variants (particularly in the UK), when the borders will reopen, or what each country will require from visitors.
My guess is that in June, at least in the US we will still be vaccinating people who have some sort of priority in the process (essential workers, older folx etc…), and most of the rest of us may not have access before later in the summer. So many countries will likely still have many restrictions in place.
Personally, I don’t think I would be comfortable making travel arrangements so “soon”, unless you are a UK citizen.
Hope it helps!
Hi Diane – the UK is currently locked down and not scheduled to even begin to open until sometime around 8 March – and that is mostly for schools, which is not guaranteed. The UK is requiring a negative COVID test sometime in the 72 hrs prior to arrival – vaccination or no. They are also currently requiring isolation for 10 days (so, if you are staying less than 10 days, your entire time is in isolation), and from some countries, quarrantine. There is a 10000 GBP fine if you dont isolate. You’ll also need to have filled out a passenger locator form online prior to arrival or risk another fine.
[URL=’https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control’]Entering the UK – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)[/URL]
[URL=’https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-uk-hotel-quarantine-confirmed-23390378′]UK hotel quarantine confirmed for Brits returning from 30 ‘red list’ countries – Mirror Online[/URL]
Returning to Boston – unless something changes, I would plan on having to have a negative COVID test. That is a USG call – personally, I dont expect it to change quite so soon.
As Clem said – I would be very uncomfortable with travel arrangements at this point unless they were fully refundable. Good luck!
We are telling clients there is a less than 50% chance of travel to Europe being practical this summer, and a less than 10% chance of Australia/New Zealand opening for tourism in 2021 at all.
Optimism is a virtue though, so if you do want to book, and don’t mind some potential hassle should things change, I would make sure everything is refundable.