2022 has been a fantastic year for destination requirements. All throughout Europe, America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania wonderful destinations have been relaxing and removing Covid related entry requirements. While these are important changes to keep up to date with, airline testing requirements might also be something you need to check when you book.  

What do we mean by this? Well, destination requirements set the necessary steps you need to take to enter a country. For example, the UK and Denmark do not have any Covid related entry requirements for travellers, regardless of vaccination status. You can check the entry requirements for each destination on the Foreign Travel Advice page. This is where the UK government have compiled all the information you need to know about entering your chosen destination.  

These requirements only cover entry into the country. What these requirements may not cover, are the requirements of the specific airline you are travelling with. Businesses must conform with the requirements of the country they are based in, but they can also have additional requirements where they see fit.  

This is a common occurrence for a lot of public services like buses, coaches, trains, airlines, and cruises. When it comes to airlines, often they will have the same requirements as the destination or the UK, meaning you won’t encounter extra testing.  

However, it’s important to check just in case, as some airlines may require you to provide a negative pre-departure test to board the flight, even if the destination doesn’t. This isn’t something that should cause any stress or concern, as long as you are prepared.  

How you can check your airline’s testing requirements is quite simple. Once you have booked your lovely getaway holiday, your travel agent and Protected Trust Services (PTS) member will have this information for you.  

A good travel agent will have all the information you could possibly need on how to prepare for your holiday and keep complete peace of mind. So, if you’re not sure whether your airline’s requirements match up with the requirements of your destination, your travel agent is just a phone call away and they will be able to either tell you if there are any requirements from the airline, or they will be able to contact the airline for you and find out (you can find out more about finding a good travel agent to book with in our article).  

Staying prepared for travel is always an important step which airline testing requirements are a part of, and with a good travel agent and PTS member they can do a lot of the work for you when you book your holiday. Staying up to date is a great habit to ensure you can enjoy the excitement of going on holiday without delay.  

So, if you’re looking forward to your next holiday, don’t wait, book now with a travel business registered with PTS for 100% financial protection through trust. Or, if you’d like assistance choosing one of the lovely PTS members to book with, you can contact PTS directly at 0207 190 9988.   

And if you’d like to learn more about your financial protection with PTS or how the Package Travel Regulations protect your holiday booking, check out our pages and Travel Advice.   

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