Weekly holiday review 28th August 2020

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The main news this week is that “don’t fly” recommendations have been introduced for the Czech Republic, Jamaica and Switzerland. If you go there you will have to self-isolate for 14 days on your return.

Cuba is open to Britons

The good news is that Cuba has been added to the list of places you can visit without having to self-quarantine on your return.

If you decide to travel to the Netherlands, all residents of Aberdeen who go are now advised to self-isolate on arrival in the Netherlands. The rule that those from Leicester should self-isolate has been dropped.

Should you decide to holiday in Egypt then from September 1st everyone entering the country will have to hold a negative PCR test certificate on arrival. The test must have been conducted no more than 48 hours prior to arrival in Egypt. Children under the age of 6 are exempt. A common in many destinations now, you will be required to complete a monitoring card with personal details, and will need to provide confirmation of valid health insurance policy to airport authorities.

The Indonesian island of Bali will remain out-of-bounds for international visitors until 2021 says the government. An all-year round destination for Chinese and Australians, it is popular during our summer for those fleeing the cooler temperatures of an Australian winter whilst also being a significant wedding and honeymoon venue.

Despite the addition of jamaica to the “don’t fly” list som people will still travel and holiday there.

In Jamaica, anyone with a cold, a cough and/or flu symptoms is required to stay at home. All persons over the age of 70 must self-isolate at home. Overnight curfews are still in place and some of beaches are still closed. Bars and restaurants have limited opening times. On arrival, visitors will be health screened and risk assessed. You may still be required to be tested at the airport or designated facility. In this case, you would await your test result in your hotel room. If the test is negative, you would remain at your hotel/resort within the “resilient corridor” and restricted to property under the “Stay in Resilient Corridor” measure. If the test is positive, you would be isolated either at the hotel/resort or in a government facility as determined by the health authorities.

In Bermuda (on the UK government’s green list) rules on managing coronavirus are stringent. All visitors must undergo PCRCovid-19 testing on arrival at the airport and are expected to quarantine in their accommodation until test results are ready. Thereafter, they must take a further test on day four, day eight and day fourteen. Results of the PCR Covid-19 test will be emailed to you.

Tunisia has toughened up its entry requirements. From last Wednesday, all visitors must take a PCR test 72 hours before they travel and show some document showing a negative test result at your point of arrival in Tunisia. In addition you must self-isolate at your hotel or place of residence for 14 days when you get to Tunisia. You can skip the 14 days and reduce it to seven if you pay for an additional PCR test after seven days of self-isolation. If that second test is negative you can end your quarantine early.

In measuring the number of cases registered each week in comparison to the previous week, may Just about Travel remind readers that we are using the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 as revealed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control website. Even these figures are misleading because they are country wide and many outbreaks are regional.

From this week, Just about Travel will include countries on the “don’t fly” listss so readers can see the scale of infections. We still only list the most popular holiday destinations in Europe.

Both the Irish and British governments are looking at destinations where the upsurge per 100,000 cases over a 14-day rolling period is greater than their own countries.

In cases where it is substantially higher, potential holidaymakers and travellers must make their own minds up as to whether their governments might impose a “don’t fly” ban and what effect that would have on them.

As a benchmark the latest 14 day figure for Ireland is 31.1 up from 26.6 last week, and for the UK it is 23.2 up from 21.2.

Austria – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 41.2 down on last week’s 33.

Belgium – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 47.7 down from 54.5.

Croatia -14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 77.1 down from last week’s 47.2.

Cyprus – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 20.4 down from 21.3.

Czech Republic (Czechia) – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 36.6 up from 31

Denmark – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 24.3 down from 31.1

Estonia – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 11.4 up from 7.8

Finland – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 6.1 up from 5.6

France – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 75.1 up from 51.

Germany -14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 20.9 up from 16.5.

Greece – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 29.4 up from 26.2.

Italy – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 19.4 up from 11.5.

Latvia – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 3.1.

Lithuania – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 15.5 up from 12.8

Malta – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 116.1 up from 114.3.

Netherlands -14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 42.9 down from 46.3.

Norway – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 13.6 down from 14.1

Poland -14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 26 down from 26.9

Portugal – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 30.4 up from 28.5

Slovakia – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 16.3 up from 11.4

Slovenia – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 20.3 up from 15

Spain – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 196.4 up from 145

Sweden – 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is 31.9 down from 37.6

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