Residents who are planning to travel abroad this half-term being reminded to check the latest Covid-19 guidance for the country they will be visiting.

Though restrictions have ended or been relaxed in some parts of the world, many countries still require international visitors to either be fully vaccinated, to quarantine or present a negative Covid-19 test result upon entry.

Travellers are therefore urged to check the latest foreign travel advice, available at GOV.UK, for the country or countries they wish to go to. 

This will confirm whether travellers will be allowed entry from the UK in the first place, if they will need to quarantine on arrival, and whether they will need to show proof of vaccination status or a negative Covid-19 test. Other measures, including the requirement to wear face coverings in certain settings, may also be in place – though the wearing of face masks in airports and on European flights is "no longer recommended".

Please note, if a Covid-19 test is required, this must be booked through a private test provider, not the NHS. 

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “As Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed, international travel either for business or pleasure is back on the cards for many people.

"If you are planning on heading overseas this half-term – or indeed over the summer – don’t forget to check the entry requirements which remain in place in many places to stop the spread of Covid-19. 

“If you need to get vaccinated against Covid-19, please remember that first, second and booster doses are widely available in Wolverhampton, so do get yours as soon as you are able to."

For details of local walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinics, please visit NHS. Appointments can be booked via NHS or by calling 119.