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EXEMPTIONS AND POINTS TO CONSIDER ON THE NEW QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS
Following the UK governments decision requiring passengers returning from France, Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos and Aruba to now quarantine for fourteen days commencing from 4am on Saturday 15th August, we felt it important to remind all our clients that the previous passenger...
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AZERBAIJAN AIR SPACE IS CLOSED
According to airline Azal, Azerbaijan Air Space is closed due to the ongoing war with Armenia with no re-opening date being forecast. The Azeri Government are also imposing martial law with a curfew between 2100 and 0600 everyday with immediate effect....
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NEW QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS FOR UK NATIONALS TRAVELLING TO NORWAY
Quarantine rules Alongside infection spread through private gatherings, we are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases as a result of increased labour immigration. This is partly due to the fact that some people have not been following the current rules. In addition, the serious infection situation in...
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GET 10% OFF COVID TESTING AND FIT TO FLY CERTIFICATES
QA Travel are pleased to launch a relationship with Confirm Testing who offer PCR Covid tests to travellers across the UK and Fit to Fly certificates being provided for travel. A summary of the service offered: · Tests are ordered through the Focus branded portal – see below for details ·...
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Travel Updates

EXEMPTIONS AND POINTS TO CONSIDER ON THE NEW QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS

Following the UK governments decision requiring passengers returning from France, Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos and Aruba to now quarantine for fourteen days commencing from 4am on Saturday 15th August, we felt it important to remind all our clients that the previous passenger exemption list still applies and can be viewed below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules

For those passengers not on the exemption list, the restrictions will also apply to those transiting through the countries named above.

A transit stop is a stop where passengers can get on or off. It can apply to coaches, ferries, trains or flights. Your ticket should show if a stop is a transit stop.

If your journey involves a transit stop in a country not on the exemption list, you will need to self-isolate when you arrive in the UK

AZERBAIJAN AIR SPACE IS CLOSED

According to airline Azal, Azerbaijan Air Space is closed due to the ongoing war with Armenia with no re-opening date being forecast. The Azeri Government are also imposing martial law with a curfew between 2100 and 0600 everyday with immediate effect.

NEW QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS FOR UK NATIONALS TRAVELLING TO NORWAY

Quarantine rules
Alongside infection spread through private gatherings, we are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases as a result of increased labour immigration. This is partly due to the fact that some people have not been following the current rules. In addition, the serious infection situation in Europe means that there is a greater risk of imported infection, as the scheme that is currently in place exempts foreign workers from the duty of quarantine. That is why the Government is now tightening the rules for labour immigration:

  • Foreign workers from countries classified as ‘red’ by the EU will no longer be exempt from the duty of quarantine. The EU defines countries as red if the number of newly notified COVID-19 cases is more than 150 per 100 000 people during a 14-day period, or if the 14-day cumulative coronavirus case notification rate is 50 or more per 100 000 people and 4 % or more of tests for coronavirus infection are positive. Foreign workers arriving in Norway from these countries must go into quarantine for 10 days and cannot start working until this quarantine period is over. This change will come into effect at midnight on Friday 30 October. It will not have retroactive effect
  • Foreign workers from other countries may still be exempt from the duty of quarantine. But the rules for them are also being tightened: workers who are allowed to work but must be in quarantine during leisure time are to be tested once every three days and must be given accommodation in a single room for the first 10 days of their stay in Norway. The employer is now explicitly required to ensure that it is possible to maintain social distancing when undergoing quarantine during leisure time. These changes will not have retroactive effect.
  • The Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health have now been tasked with reviewing the quarantine rules to assess the need for further clarification.
GET 10% OFF COVID TESTING AND FIT TO FLY CERTIFICATES

QA Travel are pleased to launch a relationship with Confirm Testing who offer PCR Covid tests to travellers across the UK and Fit to Fly certificates being provided for travel.

A summary of the service offered:

· Tests are ordered through the Focus branded portal – see below for details

· This should be done at least 5 days prior to travel

· A 10% discount is available off the standard price of £119.99 to all QA Travel clients. To obtain the discount the promotional code below will be need to be entered into the check-out page when completing the purchase.

· The test is sent by Royal Mail Tracked 24 service to the traveller – this arrives within 24 hours of ordering the test kit

· The passenger follows the instructions, takes the test sample and returns the sample using the Royal Mail Tracked 24 label/packaging, putting this into a designated priority post box

· The test sample is analysed, and results provided back to the traveller in time for their flight

Further information

· There is a shipping charge of £7.99 (no discount is available on this charge)

· Please allow sufficient time for the test to be done, returned to Confirm Testing and certificate to be provided prior to flight departure – especially if there is a weekend day involved in the timings

· Confirm testing offer a money-back guarantee on the test cost if the traveller does not get their test back in time for their flight

· There is a customer service team who can advise timings if needed – this is available from 0500-midnight – either by phone or live chat via their website

FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO PURCHASE TESTS PLEASE CLICK HERE

Agency: QA Business Travel

Promotional/Discount code: QATVL10

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EXEMPTIONS AND POINTS TO CONSIDER ON THE NEW QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS

Following the UK governments decision requiring passengers returning from France, Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos and Aruba to now quarantine for fourteen days commencing from 4am on Saturday 15th August, we felt it important to remind all our clients that the previous passenger exemption list still applies and can be viewed below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules

For those passengers not on the exemption list, the restrictions will also apply to those transiting through the countries named above.

A transit stop is a stop where passengers can get on or off. It can apply to coaches, ferries, trains or flights. Your ticket should show if a stop is a transit stop.

If your journey involves a transit stop in a country not on the exemption list, you will need to self-isolate when you arrive in the UK

AZERBAIJAN AIR SPACE IS CLOSED

According to airline Azal, Azerbaijan Air Space is closed due to the ongoing war with Armenia with no re-opening date being forecast. The Azeri Government are also imposing martial law with a curfew between 2100 and 0600 everyday with immediate effect.

NEW QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS FOR UK NATIONALS TRAVELLING TO NORWAY

Quarantine rules
Alongside infection spread through private gatherings, we are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases as a result of increased labour immigration. This is partly due to the fact that some people have not been following the current rules. In addition, the serious infection situation in Europe means that there is a greater risk of imported infection, as the scheme that is currently in place exempts foreign workers from the duty of quarantine. That is why the Government is now tightening the rules for labour immigration:

  • Foreign workers from countries classified as ‘red’ by the EU will no longer be exempt from the duty of quarantine. The EU defines countries as red if the number of newly notified COVID-19 cases is more than 150 per 100 000 people during a 14-day period, or if the 14-day cumulative coronavirus case notification rate is 50 or more per 100 000 people and 4 % or more of tests for coronavirus infection are positive. Foreign workers arriving in Norway from these countries must go into quarantine for 10 days and cannot start working until this quarantine period is over. This change will come into effect at midnight on Friday 30 October. It will not have retroactive effect
  • Foreign workers from other countries may still be exempt from the duty of quarantine. But the rules for them are also being tightened: workers who are allowed to work but must be in quarantine during leisure time are to be tested once every three days and must be given accommodation in a single room for the first 10 days of their stay in Norway. The employer is now explicitly required to ensure that it is possible to maintain social distancing when undergoing quarantine during leisure time. These changes will not have retroactive effect.
  • The Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health have now been tasked with reviewing the quarantine rules to assess the need for further clarification.
GET 10% OFF COVID TESTING AND FIT TO FLY CERTIFICATES

QA Travel are pleased to launch a relationship with Confirm Testing who offer PCR Covid tests to travellers across the UK and Fit to Fly certificates being provided for travel.

A summary of the service offered:

· Tests are ordered through the Focus branded portal – see below for details

· This should be done at least 5 days prior to travel

· A 10% discount is available off the standard price of £119.99 to all QA Travel clients. To obtain the discount the promotional code below will be need to be entered into the check-out page when completing the purchase.

· The test is sent by Royal Mail Tracked 24 service to the traveller – this arrives within 24 hours of ordering the test kit

· The passenger follows the instructions, takes the test sample and returns the sample using the Royal Mail Tracked 24 label/packaging, putting this into a designated priority post box

· The test sample is analysed, and results provided back to the traveller in time for their flight

Further information

· There is a shipping charge of £7.99 (no discount is available on this charge)

· Please allow sufficient time for the test to be done, returned to Confirm Testing and certificate to be provided prior to flight departure – especially if there is a weekend day involved in the timings

· Confirm testing offer a money-back guarantee on the test cost if the traveller does not get their test back in time for their flight

· There is a customer service team who can advise timings if needed – this is available from 0500-midnight – either by phone or live chat via their website

FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO PURCHASE TESTS PLEASE CLICK HERE

Agency: QA Business Travel

Promotional/Discount code: QATVL10