Easing of travel rules for travellers in England.

The recent easing of travel rules will no doubt be a boon for both business and leisure travellers in England. The previous traffic light system has been replaced with a single red list which allows eligible fully vaccinated adults and under 18s to return to the UK from over 50 countries without the need to present a negative pre departure test or to complete a period of self-isolation.

Later in October, it is anticipated that the requirement to provide a day 2 PCR test will be replaced with an easier to access Lateral Flow Test (LFT). Any positive tests will result in a required period of self-isolation and you will need to take a PCR test.

It is important to be aware that these rules are different to those in Scotland and Wales and travellers must ensure they follow the rules pertaining to their final destination, even if they land in England en route to Wales or Scotland.

Pulse’s business travel policies provide excellent cover for travellers concerned about the risk of contracting Covid whilst abroad.

We will be providing full cover for Medical Expenses, Repatriation and Emergency Travel Expenses and Curtailment of an Insured Journey but please note that the following exclusion which will apply to Cancellation only:

IT IS HEREBY NOTED AND AGREED THAT cover for cancellation under this Certificate excludes any claim arising from or attributable to Covid-19; other than when a trip is cancelled as a result of an insured person; a business partner or colleague with whom they were due to travel or a close family member receiving a positive diagnosis of Coronavirus necessitating the cancellation.

For the purposes of this exclusion Covid-19 is defined as:

  1. a) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
  2. b) Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
  3. c) any mutation or variation of SARS-CoV-2
  4. d) any fear or threat of a), b) or c) above

For more information about our business travel policies or to request a quote for your client please contact:

Joe Balsom

Head of Specialty

[email protected]

07846 594798

Ben Pailthorpe

Senior Underwriter

[email protected]

07572 397849

Our sister company Policy Direct can provide cover for pure leisure trips including Covid risks. You can either use the online portal at www.policydirect.co.uk or contact our team on 01603 613531.