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Britons desperate to escape the rapidly approaching winter months can jet off into the sunshine without the need to quarantine on their return home if they visit one of a selection of Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean. The luxurious tropical resort chain has launched a series of deals for holidaymakers.
Discounts are on offer for as much as £600 on bookings of seven nights or more.
The deal is valid on select room categories and resorts.
Holidaymakers can jet off to Barbados, St Lucia, Grenada and Antigua without the requirement of quarantine on their return back to the UK.
Deals are also available for Jamaica, though this is currently not on the travel corridor list.
However, eager travellers who want to snap up the deal must act fast.
The deal is only valid on bookings made before November 9 2020.
The good news is, even if you aren’t quite up to travel at the moment, the deal is on offer for dates ranging throughout 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Departure airports include Manchester and Scotland, as well as select London airports.
Customers can secure the deal price with a deposit of £175 per person.
The payment does not need to be made in full until 71-days before departure.
Furthermore, to ensure customers are fully confident amid the ever-changing travel corridors and ongoing pandemic, all holidays are protected by ATOL, ABTA and IATA.
Deals include seven-night stays at Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa, Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St Lucia, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, Sandals Barbados, Sandals Royal Barbados, and Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa in Jamaica.
At the time of writing, though all destinations except for Jamaica are on the travel corridor list, holidaymakers must follow the individual entry requirements of each nation.
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Entry requirements for Barbados
Travellers jetting off to Barbados must complete and submit an online immigration form 24 hours prior to travel.
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) explains: “Barbados designates the UK as a high-risk country. Travellers from the UK must arrive with a negative PCR test taken by a certified or accredited laboratory within 72 hours of arrival.
“On arrival, you will be required to quarantine at government-approved facilities (a designated holding hotel or approved villa at your own expense, or a government facility free of charge), and undertake a further test 4-5 days after the first accepted negative test.
“If this second test is negative you will no longer be subject to quarantine.
”If holidaymakers test positive at any time during their stay they will be required to self-isolate until authorities in the country are satisfied they have recovered.
This may be undertaken at an approved hotel or villa, at the expense of the traveller.
The same applies for if holidaymakers are notified that they have been in close contact with a positive case of coronavirus.
Entry requirements for St Lucia
All travellers heading to St Lucia must complete a pre-arrival registration form which can be found on the St Lucia Government website.
“Reservations for either a Government operated quarantine facility or a COVID-19 certified property must be confirmed before travel,” explains the FCDO.Testing before departure is mandatory.
“All travellers must provide certified proof of a negative PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) COVID-19 test taken seven days or less before travel to St Lucia,” continues the FCDO.
“Passengers will be refused boarding if they do not have proof of a negative test.
“You will need to check with an accredited healthcare provider in the UK or your country you are travelling from for PCR testing options.
“You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.”
All arriving passengers will be screened, including temperature checks, at the airport.
“All passengers will advance through immigration, baggage claim, customs and, except those from the Travel Bubble, arrivals for transportation to their COVID-19 certified property or Government operated quarantine facility,” adds the FCDO.
All international visitors must stay at a COVID-certified property for the duration of their stay.
Entry requirements for Grenada
Travellers must provide a negative PCR test taken within seven days of travel.
They must then undertake a five-day reservation at an approved accommodation for observation and quarantine.On day four, visitors have the option to get a PCR test and be allowed into the community.If not they must remain in their hotel for the duration of their stay.
Residents on day four must receive confirmation of a negative PCR test and clearance from health officials before going home.
The FCDO advises: “You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.”
Entry requirements for Antigua
“All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival,” explains the FCDO.
Further health screening is taking place at the airport.
Measures are subject to change but currently include “mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus.”
The FCDO warns holidaymakers not to use NHS services for tests in order to facilitate travel to another country.
It adds: “The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.”
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