Latest Foreign Office travel rules passengers flying to USA, Mexico and Canada
As we head towards the Christmas holidays, many Brits might be looking to travel abroad to visit family and loved ones.
Here in the UK measures have been relaxed from the previous traffic light system, and instead the rules travellers must follow on return to England are dependent on vaccination status.
When travelling abroad passengers should be aware of the different rules and expectations in place for various countries.
Take a look at the latest travel rules in place for British travellers when visiting the United States, Mexico and Canada.
The USA has finally opened its borders to UK travellers after previously imposing a ban throughout the pandemic.
As of November 8, 2021, the US Government has eased travel restrictions for foreign citizens who are fully vaccinated with any Covid vaccine approved by the World Health Organisation or by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Children under 18 are exempt from the vaccination requirement.
Fully vaccinated passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country must get a Covid test no more than three days before their flight departs.
Only those with an exception or US Citizens, US Nationals, and US Lawful Permanent Residents will be able to enter the US unvaccinated.
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Travellers must register on the Mexico Vuela Seguro Platform before boarding a flight to Mexico, and show the QR code upon arrival at the airport.
When passengers arrive in Mexico, they will be asked to fill out a Health Questionnaire, which is available in Spanish and English.
The land border between the US and Mexico was closed to all non-essential traffic during the pandemic, but has now been reopened for vaccinated travellers going to the US.
The closure will still be in effect for non-vaccinated travellers and applies primarily to tourism and recreational travel.
The rules passengers must follow when travelling to Canada are dependent on their vaccination status.
Fully vaccinated travellers can enter the country for non-essential reasons such as tourism as long as they meet certain requirements.
They must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before, have a valid pre-arrival Covid test, have no Covid symptoms and submit a mandatory information form.
Travellers who are not vaccinated can only enter Canada if they are citizens, permanent residents or family, temporary foreign workers or an international student.
They must quarantine on arrival and complete all testing requirements, which includea a pre-arrival Covid test within 72 hours before the flight.
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