Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

Updated 3rd May, 2022

We are continually monitoring the ever changing situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) can assure all our clients that their safety and well-being is our utmost priority. We understand that you may have concerns about a holiday you have booked with us or perhaps one that you are thinking of booking.

With the recent announcements opening of the USA and Canada borders to fully vaccinated tourists, we are dealing with enquiries as usual and you can still benefit from our Book with Confidence promise.

Please find below the answers to some of the questions you may have. You can also find out the latest USA specific travel updates from the UK Government here


I want to book a 2022 holiday, but I am concerned about COVID-19

RouteTrip USA are working closely with our travel partners to relax some of our usual contract terms.

When you book your holiday with RouteTrip USA for travel during 2022 you will, if required be able to rebook your trip to either the same or alternative USA or Canada destination as late as 60 days prior to departure. In such cases we will not charge any additional administration fees.

The new holiday dates must be within 12 months of your original dates and the cost of your trip may be different depending on seasonal demand in which case we may need to increase or decrease the cost of your trip accordingly.

Of course, if it is not possible to travel or the UK Government advises against travel we will contact you to discuss postponing your trip and other options which may be available.

For more information on our Book with Confidence promise, please click here: Book with Confidence


What are the current requirements for travelling to the USA and Canada?

The USA and Canada are both open for fully vaccinated British tourists. We’ll guide you through the process for travelling, but here’s the latest update for travelling to both countries.

Preparing to Travel
Canada:
- You must have completed your full course of WHO approved Covid vaccines (such as Oxford/Astra-Zeneca, Pfizer and Moderna) at least 14 days prior to departure.
- Fully vaccinated travellers no longer need a Covid test before travelling to Canada.
- Apply for an eTA (visa waiver) at least 72 hours before travel (a link to the official eTA application is in the bottom menu on our website)
- Complete Covid quarantine (contingency) plan.

USA: 
- You must have completed your full course of WHO approved vaccines (such as Oxford/Astra-Zeneca, Pfizer and Moderna) at least 14 days prior to departure.
- Have proof of a negative in-clinic/airport lateral flow (antigen) test no more than one day before the day of departure (regardless of flight time; eg if your flight is at 4pm on Friday, you can take the test anytime on the prior Thursday)
- Apply for an ESTA (visa waiver) at least 72 hours before travel (a link to the official ESTA application is in the bottom menu on our website)
- Provide trip and contact information for contact tracing and sign an attestation (declaration) via your airline to confirm entry requirements have been met

During Travel
- For both countries, Covid regulations vary from state to state, however you will generally need to wear a face covering whilst on public transport and in public indoor locations.
- You’ll probably be asked to show your vaccination status with valid photo ID when entering any public indoor locations.

Preparing to Return to UK
- Currently there are no  pre-departure Covid requirements for travelling to the UK. Passenger Locator Forms are not longer required

Back Home
- Currently there is no need to take a Covid test after you return to the UK

I have booked a holiday for Spring/Summer 2022

Whilst we are delighted that both the USA and Canada have re-opened to fully vaccinated British tourists,  we are keeping a close watch on developments and will be in touch should this change.

If you feel that you do not want to go to the destination please contact us and we will discuss your options with you. These may include postponing your trip to another date, we will not charge any additional administration fees and will work with our travel partners to try and minimise any financial penalty. Of course you will be able to cancel your trip in accordance with our terms and conditions although cancellation charges are likely to apply. In this instance, we would recommend you contact your insurance company to find out if you can recover any of the costs.


How can I protect myself from COVID-19

Here is some general advice on helping to protect yourself from the Coronavirus whether you are in the UK or abroad.

-  Wash your hands frequently using soap and hot water, especially after coughing or sneezing and before eating or drinking.
-  Where soap and water is not available you should use hand santiser gel to disinfect your hands.
-  Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
-  Try to avoid close contact with people who appear unwell.


Is it safe to travel?

The safety and well-being of our clients is our utmost priority. In these cases we always follow FCO advice, find out the latest information from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) for the USA or Canada

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All per person prices (pp) shown on this website are based on two adults sharing. Where hotel ratings are shown, these are US ratings, half stars are rounded up to the next full star. RouteTrip USA and RouteTrip are registered trademarks of RouteTrip USA Ltd. *T&Cs Apply. **Subject to availability. ***On request, subject to availability and refundable deposit required. Client monies for flight inclusive bookings taken on or after 1st April 2021 are protected by a trust scheme provided by Protected Trust Services, any bookings before this date remain protected under our ATOL license  and insurances.