Travel Hub

Exodus Travel Hub

Updated 26th May 2022

Your pre-travel checklist

Welcome to the Exodus Travel Hub, where you’ll find everything you need to know about traveling internationally, all in one place. We’ve gathered the official sources on entry and exit requirements, testing, and other essential information, giving you the latest travel guidance so you can make an informed choice on your next adventure.

We strive to always do right by our customers, and we are proud that Which? named Exodus Travels as a recommended provider again this year for the 5th year running, giving us a score of 5/5 for customer service. We’re also rated Excellent by our customers on Trustpilot and our team is always available to assist with any questions you may have. 

Advice on accessing COVID testing for travel

Providing a negative COVID test may be a requirement for entering your destination country. For your return journey to the UK, there are no testing requirements, whether you are fully vaccinated or not, and there is no requirement to complete a passenger locator form.

Accessing the appropriate private test for travel is now easy in most countries. If, from the available information it is clear that a test is required, we ask you to choose your test provider in good time. We have put together a Testing Guide for UK Based Travellers, to give you all the information you need in one place:

The full list of testing providers approved by the UK government can be found here; to help you choose we have provided details for 4 large and well-known providers whose services we believe will meet your needs and included their details within the guide.

We update this document regularly so please do check back for the latest information before you depart for your adventure.

Country-specific guidance.

For travel to certain countries, we have prepared step-by-step guides to navigate the travel restrictions which you can view here.

Your Three Steps to Travel

We’ve made it easy for you to find up-to-the-minute travel advice from official sources, so you can decide in minutes where your next adventure will take you. If you’re traveling soon, please check this page and relevant country-specific guidance before you depart. Find out more about your stress-free travel experience and our book with confidence promise.

step 1

YOUR GOVERNMENT’S RESTRICTIONS & ADVICE

Check the latest travel restrictions and travel advice from your resident country’s government sources

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Step 2

DESTINATION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Check the latest entry requirements for your destination

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Step 3

COVID-CLEAR GROUPS

Find out more about how our ‘COVID-Clear’ groups policy works, and what you need to know before you go.

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1. Your Government's Advice

You should ensure you understand any risks of travel to your destination by reading the travel advice from your home government, and make your own choice to travel or not.

UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Travel Advice

The UK government has also provided this guidance for international travel including the latest Coronavirus Restrictions.

Ensure you have checked, understand and can comply with entry requirements for your destinations country, and for returning to the UK.  Please note these will be informed by your individual circumstances, and in particular your vaccination status.

The UK government uses a two-tier system to identify countries that are considered high risk in terms of COVID infection rates and/or variants of concern, and those which are not.  They are categorised into ‘Red’ list countries, and all other destinations, respectively.

  • Exodus will not normally operate trips to countries on the ‘Red’ list.
  • Exodus will expect to operate trips to all other destinations, as long as there are no FCDO travel advisories in place against travel to that country, and the destination country does not have entry requirements or local restrictions in place that would significantly impact the tour itinerary.
  • It is important to be aware that a country’s status will not necessarily align with FCDO travel advice, although this is usually the case.

 

2. Destination Entry Requirements

Check the entry requirements for your destination of choice from your country of departure. 

For a quick and easy guide to the latest travel advice by departure and destination country, as well as by nationality, we recommend using the CIBT entry guide below:

 

And Our team of travel experts can help with any questions you may have, please contact us for more information.

For open destinations we have provided a more detailed guidance, please see links below.

 

3. COVID-Clear Groups

For extra peace of mind, Exodus requires all those travelling on group holidays to have had a vaccine or negative COVID test – known as ‘COVID-Clear’ status. Please ensure that you understand this policy and can comply with it before you travel with us.

If you are travelling: to a country where one of these is an entry requirement, you do not need to provide Exodus with proof of your COVID-Clear status prior to travel; you can expect this to be checked by your airline and/or by immigration officials when you arrive in the destination country.

If you are travelling: within the UK, within your home country (outside the UK), or there are no entry requirements of this nature, or the requirements do not meet those outlined below for the destination country, you will need to fulfil one of the below criteria. Please hold documentation proving your vaccination status or confirming your negative test result (as appropriate). Checks may be made by our UK based team prior to travel, or during your trip by your tour leader. If you are unable to provide proof when requested on the trip, you will need to take a COVID test locally, at your own expense.

Exodus’ COVID-Clear requirements - All customers will need to have one of the below in place prior to travel.

1. Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with the last dose having been administered no less than two weeks prior to travel.  The total number of doses must have been given, as required by the vaccine manufacturer (in most cases this is two doses). 

  • The NHS app (if you have signed up and are verified) now shows your vaccination status under ‘Your COVID-19 status’ and is available as a pdf. Please select the ‘For Travel’ option.

2.  A negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel

  • This can be either a lateral flow or PCR test
  • The certificate provided by your private testing provider.

 

Help, advice and support

The Exodus team, both in the UK and overseas, are on hand to provide you with guidance and support from the moment we first speak to you, right through to after you are back home. Throughout your journey with us, you will have our support.

Before your trip: 
Normal office hours (Monday - Friday 09:00 – 18:00 and Saturday: 09:00 – 16:00)(+44) 208 772 3747
Out of hours emergency calls(+44) 759 004 7842
On your trip and on your way home: 
Your leader will provide your local 24 hour support contact details On arrival
UK-based 24 hour Duty Manager(+44) 759 004 7842