lastest covid travel advice and information links
As the covid travel advice can change quite suddenly it is important to check now, and also that you keep up to date with ongoing travel news.
Here at Duquesa Holidays we have put together a list of resources for you and suggest that you check back to these websites regularly (or subscribe if applicable) for their updates so as not to miss important changes!
If you haven’t done so already, we suggest that you start by looking at the advice from your travel airline provider. All airlines provide updated and direct links to the relevant government bodies and forms required for check-in and at the border control entry points.
If you are unsure of what you need before travel then we recommend you contact your airline as they will be in a position to give you the very latest travel requirements.
Tui Airlines https://www.tui.co.uk/destinations/info/travel-aware
Travelling via Malaga Airport
Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) – http://www.aena.es/en/malaga-airport/index.html
Travelling via Gibraltar Airport
Very Important: Remember to check BEFORE travelling and checking BACK regularly with the Visit Gibraltar and Gib airport websites & social media pages.
This will give you the latest information about requirement for flying via Gibraltar and passing through the Spain & Gibraltar border.
Your airline may not keep you informed as they are only responsible for giving you information between your departure airport and Gibraltar airport. Your travel arrangements and planning are deemed your own responsibility.
This is the general visitor website for Gibraltar with info on covid19 travel: https://www.visitgibraltar.gi/covid-19
Gibraltar International Airport (GIB) – https://www.gibraltarairport.gi/
Remember to keep up to date with your own Government’s Travel Advice
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and National Travel Health Network and Centre have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad.
See gov.uk/travelaware and follow @FCDOtravelGovUK on Twitter and Facebook.com/FCDOtravel – for the latest general FCDO travel advice, including coronavirus travel guidance, security and local laws, and passport and visa information.
See https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain FCDO travel advice about travel to Spain.
See https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/gibraltar FCDO travel advice about travel to Gibraltar.
See travelhealthpro.org.uk – for current travel health news.
The Department of Foreign Affairs from Ireland have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad.
See https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/spain/ General COVID-19 Travel Advisory including practical tips and useful information.
See https://reopen.europa.eu/en/from-to/IRL/ESP For the latest travel information and various measures on travelling to Spain from Ireland and other EU countries.
Find out more from EU and Spanish Gov & Tourism websites:
Spain travel health portal From this website you can fill out the health control form and obtain your QR Code, to show it at the border control points upon arrival in Spain (if you haven’t already done so).
Tip: If websites are in Spanish and you need translation then copy and paste into Google Chrome browser and then you can request a translation to another language
Covid Tests – For your convenience here is a list of places that can offer you a covid test locally:
Very Important: Please remember to check with your airline or travel destination as to what type of test is required, and in what time frame you are required to take the test.
Duquesa Holidays do not accept responsibility for the actions or services of any companies on this list & we have provided this purely for your convenience.
Airport Tests: Various types of tests are also available at Gibraltar and Malaga Airports
British Lines Road, GX11 1AA, Gibraltar
Info on Rapid Test https://www.covidrapidtest.gi/
Av. del Comandante García Morato,
Info on test available https://travelcovidtestcenter.com/aeropuerto-malaga-costa-del-sol/
Local Tests in Manilva/Estepona & Marbella
Helicopteros Sanitarios (Above Eroski)
Calle Aguamarina, 0 S N,
29692 Castillo de la Duquesa,
Phone: 951 27 67 67
National Highway 340, Km. 162,
Phone: 952 76 06 00
Av. de Andalucía 2 y 4
Estepona 29680, Málaga
Tel: 952 80 81 00
Clínica del Rio
Avda. Litoral. Edificio Playa del Ángel, local 4
Estepona 29680, Málaga
Tel: 952 805 329
Further Information on test facilities from the Official Andalucian Tourism Body https://www.andalucia.com/health/coronavirus/tests
Very Important: We advise that should you need a covid test you must contact a provider directly, leaving plenty of time to enquire about price/service so that you can make an informed decision that the company can provide what you require.
Before you depart – Checklist:
• Take out appropriate travel insurance before travelling and make sure it covers you for all the activities you want to do.
• As you are travelling to the EU, and if you apply for a card now, you’ll get a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) instead of an EHIC, visit www.nhs.uk/ehic to understand what it covers – you still need full travel insurance though! You do not need to apply for a GHIC if you already have an EHIC. Your EHIC remains valid in the EU until it expires. An EHIC or GHIC is free of charge.
• Learn about the laws, customs and entry requirements of the country you’re visiting and understand how they differ from home, check www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
• Check your passport is valid, check www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport/renew, fill out the emergency details, look after it while travelling and keep it in a safe place. Make sure you have all necessary visas.
• Make copies of important travel documents, take a picture or make copies and store them securely using a secure data storage site.
• Research vaccinations or any other medical requirements for your destination, and if necessary, visit a travel health clinic before you travel. For medical advice visit travelhealthpro.org.uk.
• Tell your friends or family about your travel plans and where you’re going and leave emergency contact details.
• Take enough money with you and have access to emergency funds.
• Ensure you take the contact details of the local British Consulate in case of emergencies – www.gov.uk/government/world/embassies.
• Understand what consular staff can and can’t do to help British nationals travelling overseas, check www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-british-nationals-abroad-a-guide.
• Act responsibly, and be responsible for yourself when abroad.
Stay Safe and we look forward to seeing you soon
Duquesa Holiday Team