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Update 3rd June 2021

The UK Government has announced its approach to restart international travel from 17 May. This includes a green, amber and red traffic light system. The current traffic light system will be reviewed by the Government every three weeks, with the latest changes coming into effect from 4am 8th June 2021 to include Portugal moving from the Governments green list to amber.

Regardless of a country’s colour within the traffic light system, a number of additional important factors could impact customers holidays. We are reviewing bookings and if your holiday is impacted we will be in touch in departure date order to confirm your options.

If Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advice against non-essential travel to your destination, we will contact customers prior to the departure date to advise of your options. You can check the current FCDO advice here but please note that FCDO advice is subject to change.

To help with this process, please do not contact us as this will delay us contacting customers, please be patient and await a call from our team.

Green List

Travelers to countries on the green list will need to:

  • Take a private Covid test at their holiday destination, before returning. This can be a lateral flow test or a PCR test

  • Fill in a passenger locator form online before leaving their destination

  • Take a private PCR test on or before day two of their arrival in England

  • No need to quarantine on return, or take additional tests, unless the post-arrival test is positive

Green list countries from the 8th June are:

Australia, Brunei, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, New Zealand, Singapore, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

Please note that you must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test to travel to England from abroad. Please see the government website for more information.

Amber List

Travelers returning from amber list counties will need to:

  • Take a private Covid test in their holiday destination, before returning

  • Fill in a passenger locator form online before leaving their destination

  • Self-isolate at home for 10 days

  • Take a private PCR test on or before day two of their arrival in England and again on day eight

  • Take an optional further PCR test on day five, under the existing test to release scheme, to end self-isolation early

There will be over 100 countries on the amber list as of 8th June which include Portugal, Barbados, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Greece and Greek islands, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Spain and Spanish islands, Tunisia, USA.

Red List

Travelers will have to:

  • Take a private Covid test in their holiday destination, before returning to England

  • Fill in a passenger locator form online before they leave their destination

  • Book a 10-day hotel quarantine and testing package for each member of their group before departure at your own expense.

  • Take a private PCR test on or before day two of their arrival in England and again on day eight

Countries are on the red list from 8th June will be-

Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Democratic Republic), Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname , Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For a complete list of countries on the traffic light system please visit the government website.

Please note that this is a fast-moving situation with details that are frequently changing. We will endeavour to provide all customers with updates as and when they become available.

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You can book your summer holiday now and beat the rush of bookings expected in the coming weeks and months.

At Teletext Holidays we want to put your mind at ease, so book with us and benefit from these benefits -

Free cancellations & amendments

We're removing the fees that we normally charge should you want to amend or cancel your booking up to 7 days prior to departure, meaning you can take a while longer to consider your travel options. We have also negotiated directly with some of our top selling hotels so that we can offer no cancellation fees on stays up to just 7 days before departure.

COVID-19 Booking Protection

Book with confidence and know that the cost of your holiday is protected if it is affected by COVID-19. With Teletext Holidays you can reclaim the total cost of your holiday in the event that :

  1. Passengers who are named on the booking confirmation or who are travelling as part of the group booking receives a diagnosis of coronavirus within 14 days of the start of the trip or in the case of being admitted to hospital due to coronavirus within 28 days of the start of the trip.

  2. Passengers named on the booking confirmation or who are travelling as part of the group booking are denied boarding following either a coronavirus diagnosis or receiving a temperature or other medical test reading at the departure gate which falls outside of the transport providers terms of travel.

To claim, if you receive a positive coronavirus diagnosis before your holiday or if you are refused boarding then you’ll need to contact us immediately by emailing us at with a contact number included in the email and a member of our team will contact you to help you rebook your holiday with us. T&C’s apply*

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Book you holiday for summer today and secure with a deposit starting from just £25pp for most European holiday destinations, and £99pp for long haul holidays.

COVID-Safe Hotels

Across our site you will find COVID-safe badges which highlight hotels which comply with local COVID rules and regulations, allowing you to book and enjoy your holiday in peace. More hotels are qualifying all the time so expect more badges to continue to appear.

This cover is subject to policy terms and conditions as specified below:
  • Is applicable for all bookings made on or after 3rd September 2020 and until further notice, and for UK departures only.
  • This cover provides protection in respect of rebooking your trip. However if for any reason you are unable to move or replace your booking and it cannot continue, we will offer a full refund.
  • The rebooking will be subject to any fare difference for the new date of travel and Teletext Holidays will not charge an admin fee for the rebooking.
  • The cover is for a booking up to a maximum value of £5,000 per person / £20,000 per booking.
  • You are still required to take out full personal travel insurance for the duration of your trip as per our booking terms and conditions.
  • The COVID Cover is not a replacement of the standard personal travel insurance that you are required to take out in respect of cancellation/curtailment/disruption (including as a result of Covid-19 when in destination), medical assistance and protection of valuables.
  • When making a claim, you will be required to contact our insurers who will validate the claim and may request evidence of the positive coronavirus diagnosis such as medical certificate or airline confirmation.
  • Teletext Holidays continues to follow FCO and DfT advice in respect of all destinations as outlined in UK Government guidance from time to time.

This policy has been arranged by Rock Insurance Services Limited and covers bookings between 3rd September 2020 until 31st January 2021. As of 1st February 2021, the policy is covered by Truly Travel Ltd.

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