Time to swim across the pond
Are you ready for some tea and crumpets? A proper pint with your British counterparts? Or perhaps you're just ready to get back onto a plane and see some friendly faces from across the pond. If you're a fully vaccinated American or Green Card holder you can travel to England without quarantine.
We've put together a comprehensive outline of everything you need to know to prepare for what might be your first international trip in a while.
Planning and Prep
Booking your trip
We're ready when you are. London is the most popular international destination for our traveler, so we know you'll be wanting to cross the Atlantic when it's safe to do so.
Ready to plan? Reach out to your dedicated Travel Manager at anytime on any device ( thanks to Melon!).
From booking and pre-trip prep to in-journey assistance, we're here to support you every step of the way.
Traveling after October 4th? Things have changed!
To get into England you'll need a:
- Day 2 PCR test booked
- COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your departure from England back to the US
Need testing info? We've got you covered. ( Don't forget to ask your Travel Manager for the discount code!)
Check if you have insurance coverage for trip interruption and emergency medical treatment, especially around any exclusions that may apply to Covid-19. If not, we offer a range of insurance products both for single trip and multi-trip annuals plans from Allianz Travel. Certain accommodations are currently being made by Allianz, like if you get COVID-19 while abroad and need medical care. Click here to learn more and contact your Travel Manager for more information.
Your Travel Checklist
We've put together a checklist to make sure all pieces fall into place. The full list can be found HERE but some of the key pieces you need to remember are:
- Plan all of your tests in advance
- Check with your employer that you have sufficient travel insurance cover
- Make sure you have enough juice on your phone
- Complete your Passenger Locator Form
- Carry a physical copy of your negative test
- Carry a hard copy of your vaccine card
- Bring adequate proof of U.S. residency
Easy enough when it's all laid out for you right?
Getting ready for take-off
Looking for direct flights to London? We've listed all airlines here for you, along with various pieces of information that will help you decide which airline is best suited for you.
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Delta Air Lines
- United Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
- Jet Blue
The best places to recharge
Looking for information on your favourite hotel chain and what they will offer? We've put together a quick reference guide for some of our preferred hotel partners that operate hotels in London. You can see all the details in the link below.
The good news about London is that restaurants are open for indoor and outdoor dining and all have comprehensive clean programs.
Returning home to the US
Welcome home! We hope you had a safe trip. Some states still require a mandatory quarantine upon your return from overseas so make sure you have a plan in place. Food delivery can help a lot here, or even just preparing some meals in advance of your trip.
Information on what is required from each site is located on our Travel New Hub.