The Pelorus round-up of destinations you can travel to today or in the coming months.
Lockdowns are lifting and travellers are looking forward to enjoying long-overdue escapes as soon as possible.
Updated regularly, this page is designed to answer your burning questions on where to visit and how to get there. Popular locations are already in high demand so do get in touch to start planning with our expert advisors today.
Please note that advice will vary depending on where you’re travelling from, so please get in touch for the most up-to-date guidance for you.
Last updated 24 February 2021
Where can I go & What do I need to know
From the rainforests to idyllic atolls, this rich epicentre of bohemian spirit is one of many Central American countries welcoming tourists. You must download the Belize Health App and present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival. Or be tested at the airport for $50.
Pearl white beaches and crystal clear waters await you in the Caribbean islands. Island groups such as Antigua and Barbuda, the Dominican Republic and St Lucia are welcoming visitors and are requiring a negative PCR test result on arrival. When visiting, most luxury hotels are helping with testing and where possible experiences are continuing where it’s safe to do so.
Tropical jungle, waterfalls and volcanoes, it is no surprise Costa Rica is home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity. Air travel is now permitted from all countries and once here there are very few restrictions. Visitors will need to complete a Health Pass form within the 48 hours before departure and adequate health insurance is required, details of both can be found here.
Cuba’s Caribbean coastline is home to some of the best beaches in the world and some of the most pristine ocean-beds on the planet. Visitors to Cuba must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken with 72 hours before travel. On arrival at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, a further PCR test is required, before isolating and waiting for the result.
Isolated, 1000 kilometres from mainland Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are world-renowned for their vibrant flora and fauna. Visitors wishing to enter the islands must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19, taken 96 hours prior to the date of departure to the Galapagos Islands. When travelling through Ecuador, on arrival visitors must present a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 taken up to 10 days before arrival. Antigen tests will also be conducted randomly on arriving passengers.
A patchwork of cultures and archaeological treasures, Greece is looking to be a top European destination this summer. To explore villages soaked in authentic Greek culture and dive over sunken cities, visitors will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form at least 24 hours before travel and provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken within 72 hours of arrival.
Home to ancient ruins, expansive stretches of rainforest and colourful highland markets, Guatemala is the centre of the Maya heartland. Welcoming visitors, they are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test on arrival as well as registering with the Guatemalan Health Pass website prior to boarding and bringing a printed form with you.
Few spots on Earth compare to the hushed haven of the Maldives and it has proven itself to be the destination of choice over the last year. With excellent protocols, all you need to present is a negative PCR test taken within 96 hours of arrival and submit to additional screening methods on entry to enjoy these sunnier climes in a private villa or on board a luxury yacht.
Malta has an almost mythical quality to it that comes from its eerie underwater caves, stunning temples and medieval architecture. Malta’s vaccination programme is full steam ahead and with free travel from ‘Green’ listed countries, Malta is well on its way to fully-opening this summer. Currently, ‘Amber list’ countries, must provide proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19, performed 72 hours prior to arrival in Malta and designated ‘Red list’ countries are not currently allowed to enter Malta.
Mexico’s jungle-fringed Pacific coastline stands between some of the most incredible marine life in the world and the remains of an Aztec empire peppered across arid desert. Flights to Mexico are running, visitors are required to complete a health questionnaire form and scan the QR code it generates on arrival. Restrictions are dependant on their 4-tier traffic light system and where you find yourself, most states categorise themselves as ‘orange’ which sees fluctuating restaurant and bar restrictions.
Delve into the historic streets of Montenegro, be charmed by stunning vistas and wander quaint streets. Embark on a white water rafting adventure through canyons or hike verdant mountains for panoramic views over this Balkan land. The doors to Montenegro are open to visitors who have provided proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel.
Panama is the undiscovered jewel of Central America. To unveil its tropical Caribbean hideaways and wild Pacific coast, brimming with marine life and vibrant corals, visitors are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR tests on arrival. This must be taken no more than 48 hours before travel.
Tanzania is a great melting pot of cultures. Where better for a post-lockdown escape than the Serengeti for the Big Five and the secluded underwater world of the Zanzibar archipelago? With commercial flights operating, passengers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours prior to boarding. Visitors should also fill out a Health Surveillance form to submit upon arrival. Temperature scanning is also required for all international arrivals.
The UK roadmap to easing lockdown restrictions across England has been released. From mid-April domestic travel within the UK, staying in private accommodation is possible and experiences, where safe to do so. Our highly-anticipated late spring and summer adventures abroad to tropical realms are looking positive. Currently, international visitors will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test and must quarantine once on UK soil, requirements vary across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Domestic travel presents a great opportunity for remote exploration, such a vast country offers so much wild beauty. At the moment, travel is dependent upon individual state regulations, but Pelorus advisors are well-versed in these and are creating experiences across the country. For example, visitors to Alaska must provide proof of a negative PCR test and submit to additional screening methods on entry. International travel wise, if eligible to enter the USA, you must present a negative pre-departure test or proof of COVID recovery, self isolate for 7 days and take a COVID test 3-5 days in – the States are currently closed to UK and Schengen zone travellers.
Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Iceland is one of the most volcanically active and remote locations on the planet. From May 1st 2021, travellers from designated ‘orange and green’ countries will be permitted to enter Iceland with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed before departure, plus a single test upon arrival. Requirements for visitors from designated ‘red’ countries include 2 tests upon arrival, with 5-6 days of quarantine between tests – Pelorus will organise this for you. Children born in 2005 or later are exempt.
With Portuguese officials expressing their strong desire for visitors to return, Portugal and its Azores and Madeira archipelagos are shaping up to be the ideal destination for that long-awaited travel adventure. Indulge in exquisite local Portuguese cuisine or venture out into the Mediterranean wilds and sample the famed surf scene. Portugal and the Azores are expected to be welcoming foreigners from early summer.
We understand your worries and questions on safety. With help from our infection prevention advisor and COVID promise, you can plan with flexibility and confidence.
Our expertise stems from a British military background, therefore safety and planning down to the minute details is at the forefront of all Pelorus adventures, allowing us to adapt to any situation seamlessly and deliver the ultimate, bespoke experience for you and your group.
If you would like to explore this further, our expert team are only a call away and happy to chat this through with you.
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